Daily Archives: April 5, 2016


An “Open Source Internet Research Toolkit” – Southampton 9/6/2016

The BCS Cybercrime Forensics and the Open Source SGs, BCS Hampshire Branch & Southampton Solent University are hosting a talk on Open Source Research.

The event will be held on Thursday 9th June, room 326, 3rd Floor, Reginald Mitchell Building, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 0YN (directions and campus map) from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.

This event is free to attend for both BCS Members and non-members but booking is required. Places are limited; please book as soon as possible.

Event details

Open Source Internet Research ToolkitOpen Source Internet Research Toolkit (OSIRT) is an open source tool developed in C# to support officers conducting Open Source Research on the Internet. OSIRT provides investigating officers the ability to capture static and dynamic web content, scrape aspects of a website, hash user created or downloaded content and offers expansive reporting options. Any generated or downloaded content is date and time stamped, with its associated web location, in order to maintain full provenance (Bucknor v R [2010] EWCA Crim 1152) and, in addition, retained in an automated audit trail in accordance with principle three of The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) guidelines on the Good Practice Guide for Digital Evidence (ACPO, 2012).

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