Cyan Forensics, the Edinburgh-based company delivering technologies to help law enforcement find child abuse and terrorist material extraordinarily fast, today announced a new partnership with Susteen, the California-based developer of mobile forensic tools. Bringing together two leading capabilities, this will deliver a portable, easy to use rapid triage capability for smartphones. This strategic alliance will bring Cyan Forensics’ scanning technology to Susteen’s DATAPILOT DP10 platform.
Founded in 2016, Cyan Forensics’ technology for scanning computers is already used by the Home Office Child Abuse Image Database system and policing across the UK for offences relating to Child Sexual Abuse Material, and is deployed with counter terror policing in the UK and Europe. Bringing Cyan Forensics’ rapid scanning technology to Susteen’s DATAPILOT DP10 will provide a vital new capability for front-line police officers and counter terrorism teams to be able to scan mobile phones quickly and accurately in the field.
People are moving increasingly to different devices for internet use, with over 3.2 billion smartphone users globally last year. Offending activity is moving the same way, and policing is experiencing a huge increase in the number of smartphones being examined for evidence. With Europol reporting increases in online child sexual exploitation during COVID-19, it is more important than ever that police are able to quickly and effectively find the evidence they need to act, whether it is on computers, hard drives or mobile phones.
“It has always been our intention to make our rapid scanning capability available as widely as possible,” said Ian Stevenson, CEO and co-founder at Cyan Forensics. “The ability to scan smartphones is vital, and in Susteen we have found a partner with complementary products and shared values. We are both specialists in our fields and by bringing our individual expertise together, we can create a cutting edge tool that rapidly scans smartphones in the field for illegal imagery. I’m excited to get this capability into the hands of front-line users dealing with child abuse and terrorism investigations and help them in their work.”
“Our top priority has always been and will continue to be to empower law enforcement in protecting children from online exploitation,” stated Steve Lin, President at Susteen. “This partnership with Cyan Forensics will give law enforcement the ability get rapid results while on-scene and also quickly identify illegal images, giving them the ability to make quick and actionable decisions without the traditional lengthy wait on a forensic lab. Both companies focus on using cutting edge technology to make collecting evidence faster and easier. We are passionate about helping law enforcement to solve more crimes with technology.”
More on the partnership:
- Formed to fuse Susteen’s portable forensics device and mobile device connectivity with Cyan Forensics’ rapid scanning capability
- The two leading specialists are working together to deliver what the market needs
- The partnership will help both companies to serve a wider range of customers internationally
More on the product:
- With Cyan Forensics’ software running on the Susteen DATAPILOT DP10, officers will be able to easily connect a smartphone and scan for child abuse or terrorist content
- The solution is portable and easy to use – taking digital forensics to the front-line staff that need it
- Susteen’s regular updates support new phones and software, ensuring the solution can connect to even the newest devices
- A demonstration is available on request, and the product will be released before the end of 2020
About Cyan Forensics
Cyan Forensics, founded in 2016, builds and sells new technologies that help law enforcement, social media and cloud companies find and block harmful content from paedophiles and terrorists.
Its digital forensics tools are the first of its kind and help police find evidence on computers in minutes, replacing processes that currently take many hours and backlogs that can last months, without sacrificing accuracy. This allows police to scan devices in a suspect’s home and make smarter decisions about what to seize, reducing risks by allowing faster decision making in the early stages of an investigation.
Its technology has been proven on-the-ground by top law enforcement agencies, including the Home Office, National Crime Agency and Counter Terror policing, and builds on research from Edinburgh Napier University.
Cyan Forensics is part of Cyan Forensics Ltd. Its sister brand, Cyan Protect, focuses on protecting social media users.
Susteen, Inc., located in Irvine, California, is an international design solution provider, specialising in the area of data communications and mobile computing. Susteen strives to enhance data communications through multi-level applications, and to develop products that provide convenience to the client through technological innovations.
Over the years, Susteen has developed various software and hardware products in collaboration with numerous, world-renowned international corporations. Susteen has expanded its scope to the global arena and currently has several projects underway. These projects are either built upon strategic alliances with distinguished corporate partners, or through Susteen’s internal product development. Susteen’s core competencies consists in both hardware and software solutions for the wireless communication industry and consumer market, carefully designed, expanded and enhanced to provide excellent mobile experience to the end user.