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Understanding the

Cyber Sex Offender &

Using Field Search

Field Search is a tool utilzed by parole and probation officers to conduct fast and meaningful exams of cyber offender’s computers in the field.

Understanding the Cyber Sex Offender: Participants introduction to the cyber sex offender will include the current pervasiveness of cyber offending; current theories on why they offend online; examples of how they offend and gain access to victims; and current typologies. Participants will be introduced to a comprehensive model of supervision for cyber sex offenders that will guide the officers in their assessment, management, and treatment of their offenders. This section will conclude with a discussion of current legal and other considerations that should be addressed in any development of policies or procedures. Officers will be able to immediately apply skills acquired during this section.
Field Search software allows officers to accomplish the following tasks within 30 to 45 minutes:
  1. Search logical URL and Cookie histories (listings of places web browsers have gone) (FS v 5 now handles Edge Browser)
  2. Find all logical images (pictures which still exist as files on the computer). 
  3. Retrieve all MRUs (most recently used).
  4. Retrieve all Link files from system.
  5. Search logical files for text or phrases in all languages. (
  6. Ability to scan single folders.
  7. Opens and searches for images and text in Office 2007+ files.
  8. List media available to the user on the system.
  9. Copy seized evidence onto removable media.
  10. Immediately produce an exportable report which contains system configuration and all evidence tagged for inclusion in the report (with associated path and MAC dates).
  11. Export all information into a spreadsheet for further examination.
  12. Extract browser (URL) histories from file slack space and volume free space (listings which have been deleted but remain on the drive). This function adds significant time to the examination.
  13. Extensive manual in PDF format accompanies the software. 
  14. Find all logical multi-media files - capture screen shots for the report 
  15. Extract and sort data from the Recycle Bin 
  16. Built-in Evidence Zipper Function - zips up files tagged for inclusion in the report.  Zip file can be saved on removable media.
  17. Easily change the GUI to any language.
  18. Powerful Registry Tool now built into Field Search.
  19. Examine registry hives on attached volumes.
  20. Review chat activity within four popular chat clients.
  21. Do a HASH comparison against known HASH sets.
  22. Automatically checks for encryption (Truecrypt, PGP, DiskCryptor and Bitlocker). 
  23. Lists all running processes, can select and put in Final Report. 
As Certified Field Search Instructors, we can effectively train the usage of the software to accomplish the above. 
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