New CCL Vlog: Introducing the Smart Suite

In the latest CCL vlog, Patrick Looney and James Merritt talk us through the new Smart Suite of discovery and disclosure services, fixed-price solutions to some of today's most taxing data challenges
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Vlog
New CCL Vlog: Introducing the Smart Suite
October 13, 2021
In the latest CCL vlog, Patrick Looney and James Merritt talk us through the new Smart Suite of discovery and disclosure services, fixed-price solutions to some of today's most taxing data challenges
Read more
Blog
Perks and drawbacks of working in the Cloud
October 8, 2021
CCL’s Ben Webber explores the rise of Cloud computing – transformational technology but not yet the only game in town
Read more
Blog
Cell site, RF and the safe use of survey data
September 28, 2021
Matt Tart, one of CCL’s cell site specialists and a leading UK authority in this developing forensic area, discusses his latest research paper published in Science Direct.
Read more
News
CCL still setting the gold standard
September 6, 2021
CCL Forensics Limited, the UK’s leading digital forensics specialist and part of CCL Solutions Group, has announced that it has maintained its ISO 17025 accreditation for another year – and also its status as the forensics provider offering the broadest certified service scope in the UK.
Read more
News
Overviewing Cyber Essentials
July 23, 2021
CCL's Ben Strudwick runs through the Cyber Essentials scheme and makes a case for accreditation being part of your cyber security toolkit.
Read more
News
Channel expands over the Atlantic
July 19, 2021
CCL's global reseller program is attracting some of the best national players in the fields of digital forensics, data investigations and cyber security. Canada's Teel Technologies is the latest to get on board.
Read more
News
CCL welcomes CYSIAM into reseller network
July 16, 2021
More good news flowing out of our channel efforts, with UK-based CYSIAM the latest top flight name to join our global reseller program
Read more
News
CCL dips toe in new waters
July 16, 2021
CCL expands reach into Caribbean with a new relationship with respected security consultancy IJ Walker and Associates
Read more
Blog
Being held to ransom is a clear and present danger
July 15, 2021
A run of high-profile cyber incidents in the legal sector has once again highlighted the growing vulnerability of the modern connected enterprise to concerted criminal action. How can we best prepare for the particularly insidious attack that is ransomware?
Read more
News
CCL secures continued reseller support in key territory and Five Eyes intelligence alliance member Australia
July 1, 2021
Australia's CBNRE specialist J3Seven becomes the latest reseller to commit to CCL's enhanced global reseller program
Read more
Blog
The benefits of Relativity Collect
June 30, 2021
In his latest technical review blog, James Merritt runs the rule over Relativity Collect and the benefits it offers those looking for quality data collection options
Read more
News
More reseller program success for CCL with Czech Republic’s Forsolution signing up
June 30, 2021
We report on further success for our new global reseller program, strengthening our product sales channels across Europe.
Read more
Vlog
New CCL Vlog: Alan McSharry discusses the global reseller program
June 30, 2021
In this new CCL vlog, Alan McSharry discusses the recently relaunched global reseller program and the company's ambitions to take the class-leading SPEKTOR and RabbitHole solutions to new markets and customers worldwide.
Read more
Blog
Helping in-house lawyers reduce litigation spend
June 29, 2021
CCL consultant Aidan Parsons examines the perennial challenges faced by in-house legal teams to do more with less and looks at litigation management as one area where they could realise cost and time efficiencies - with a number of options available to them.
Read more
News
CCL announces new reseller to extend European reach
June 25, 2021
News of our latest recruit to our recently relaunched global reseller program, with Hungary's Digital Forensics now on board
Read more
Blog
Testing the weakest link with a USB drop
June 23, 2021
CCL's Ben Strudwick draws on a recent real-life project to illustrate why getting creative can make for effective cyber security training.
Read more
Blog
Chromium Session Storage and Local Storage
June 23, 2021
Previously, Principal Analyst Alex Caithness shed some light on IndexedDB on Chrome- one of the methods that websites and web apps can use to store data on a user’s device. In this new post - with accompanying free open-source scripts - he tackles the data structures behind a further two mechanisms that websites can use to persist information: Session Storage and Local Storage.
Read more
News
World record secured – with a little help from CCL
June 18, 2021
News of CCL's invaluable contribution to a new world record, with this year's Safer Internet Day now officially ratified for its achievement of the 'Most pledges received for an internet safety campaign in 24 hours.'
Read more
News
CCL retains prestigious CHECK status for third year running
June 17, 2021
News of CCL's continued accreditation to one of the most stringent and valued cyber security quality marks - CHECK.
Read more
Blog
Why Relativity is still top dog
June 15, 2021
James Merritt, managing consultant with CCL's Discovery & Disclosure team, offers a personal view on why he considers Relativity is still leading the way when it comes to document review platforms - and that it's not always to do with the tech.
Read more
News
Cell site consultant receives prestigious commendation from Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
June 11, 2021
Cell site principal consultant Matt Tart has been awarded a prestigious commendation by the CSFS for his paper on 'Opinion Evidence in Cell Site Analysis'
Read more
News
New digital forensics partnerships and courses focus on the practicalities of delivering justice in the 21st century
June 9, 2021
News of an exciting collaboration between CCL and Cranfield University as Cranfield continues to develop its new state-of-the-art forensic science education and research centre
Read more
News
CCL features in latest eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide
June 7, 2021
The definitive guide to UK eDisclosure systems - the eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide - is now out. And CCL is in!
Read more
Blog
The benefits of SSDs
May 19, 2021
Ben Webber, an analyst with our Data Discovery and Analytics team, explores the advantages of Solid State Drives, not just in performance terms but also helping to maximise analysts' valuable time.
Read more
Blog
Does data analytics require a big investment?
May 18, 2021
Jaya Hayre, an analyst with our Data Discovery and Analytics team, argues that dealing with big data doesn't always mean having to spend big money
Read more
News
CCL relaunches reseller offering in drive to expand global partner network
May 17, 2021
CCL is enhancing its reseller offering as it looks to expand its partner network across EMEA, APAC and North America.
Read more
Blog
COVID-19: What impact has the pandemic had on cyber security?
May 11, 2021
There's no part of life or business that the pandemic hasn't touched. CCL pen tester Ben Strudwick explores how things have been impacted in his own domain of cyber security and wonders what's in store for the industry as we move on from Covid.
Read more
Blog
Remote working and data protection: What does the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) say?
May 5, 2021
Data protection doesn't stop just because we are no longer all working in the confines of a corporate office. In this latest blog from CCL's data analytics and discovery team Nick Nunekpeku shares some of the ICO's guidance and advice on best practices when handling personal data.
Read more
News
RabbitHole software sets new standard for forensic data exploration tools
April 28, 2021
CCL releases RabbitHole as its successor to Ribbon, giving analysts a significant performance edge in forensic data explorations
Read more
News
There's Merritt in driving CCL's data analytics, discovery and investigations push into private sector
April 22, 2021
CCL has recruited discovery and disclosure specialist James Merritt to help with its push into the corporate and legal sectors
Read more
News
CCL to support national police memorial
March 19, 2021
CCL is honoured to be involved with the new UK Police Memorial project, which is scheduled for a spring dedication at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
Read more
Blog
Browser favicons as user tracking 'Supercookies'
March 17, 2021
James Palmer highlights the 'end of the innocent' with browser favicons at risk of being subverted for tracking purposes
Read more
News
Cell site evidence key to NCA case
March 10, 2021
News of great work by the CCL cell site team in helping the NCA make its case against one of the UK's most prolific paedophiles
Read more
News
Dates for your diary
February 23, 2021
Details of two forthcoming events that CCL will be supporting this year - Security & Policing and the IDIA.
Read more
Blog
Cell site analysis - Further watching
February 22, 2021
More cell site analysis insight, courtesy of a webinar hosted by the Forensic Capability Network (FCN) featuring our own Matt Tart
Read more
Blog
Managed Review and the 5Cs
February 9, 2021
In this blog, we’re going to take a closer look at CCL’s Managed Review service through what we term the ‘Five Cs’ lens - calibre, cost, control, choice and capabilities.
Read more
Blog
Cell site analysis - Further reading
January 12, 2021
The CCL cell site analysis team is one of the most highly regarded in Europe - and it's passionate about driving understanding, setting standards and establishing best practice in this still nascent forensics area. Here Principal Cell Site Expert Matt Tart shares some useful further reading on the subject.
Read more
Vlog
Sam Marklew talks recruitment
December 21, 2020
We talk to Head of HR Sam Marklew about recruitment, exploding many of the myths about what's needed to make a career in digital forensics, and revealing the one quality that Sam prizes above all in the candidates she talks to.
Read more
Blog
Fake browser update attacks
December 15, 2020
Join CCL's Joshua Tedd and Sergey Ermolovich as they take us through their investigation into the pathology of fake browser update attacks and advise on how organisations can better manage the risks arising from this type of cyber threat.
Read more
Blog
Cyber protection via JISC
December 12, 2020
CCL’s commercial director Lisa Burton highlights how we can offer immediate practical assistance to a higher education sector having to cope with more than one viral bad actor.
Read more
News
Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review - Latest issue now available
December 9, 2020
A new issue of the Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review is now available and our Director of Innovation Andrew Sheldon selects his 'top read'
Read more
News
Framework refresher
November 30, 2020
Over the summer we earned a place on the NHS SBS Cyber Security Services Framework. Time for a little refresher.
Read more
Blog
FCM Queued Messages on Android
November 12, 2020
"Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow" (or FCM Queued Messages if you're talking to our Principal Analyst Alex Caithness). In his latest blog, Alex explains how FCM Queued Messages can lead us to Android artefacts that present a golden second opportunity to recover data that might otherwise be unrecoverable.
Read more
Blog
IndexedDB on Chromium
October 20, 2020
With Chrome today's most popular browser and exponential growth in “Chrome-esque” applications, a deep understanding of how they store data is essential. CCL's Principal Analyst Alex Caithness is back with a follow-up deep dive look at IndexedDB - and an open-source gift to his fellow practitioners and researchers.
Read more
News
Webinar: Hold On! What Do You Mean By Preservation of Evidence?
October 6, 2020
CCL data analytics consultant Gavin Dodd will be speaking at this ACEDS and Exterro webinar on the subject of Legal Hold and the importance of effective data preservation.
Read more
News
Webinar: Opinion Evidence in Cell Site Analysis
September 29, 2020
CCL's Principal Cell Site Expert Matt Tart will be presenting on casework assessment and interpretation of cell site analysis
Read more
Blog
Hang on! That’s not SQLite! Chrome, Electron and LevelDB
September 23, 2020
CCL's Principal Analyst Alex Caithness asks the question: After SQLite, what comes next? A must-read primer on LevelDB - tomorrow's ubiquitous format?
Read more
News
CCL on global SOC mission
September 17, 2020
Director of Cyber Paula Page is taking on an expanded role, heading CCL's push for global CREST accreditation for its SOC - and becoming only one of seven companies worldwide operating at this level.
Read more
News
CCL celebrates landmark ISO achievement
August 7, 2020
CCL Forensics Limited, the UK’s leading digital forensics specialist and part of CCL Solutions Group, has announced its successful recertification to ISO 17025 and the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice and Conduct – and confirmed that it now has the broadest accredited scope of any provider in the industry.
Read more
News
CCL underlines growth ambitions with new commercial hire
July 23, 2020
CCL Group has announced the appointment of Lisa Burton as its new Commercial Director. Lisa will work alongside CEO Noel McMenamin with a brief to expand CCL’s footprint in the private sector - a key pillar of its revenue growth strategy.
Read more
Article
LinkedIn Phishing: Casting a criminal lure in professional networks
July 21, 2020
In this article we explore a recently discovered LinkedIn phishing attempt and discuss the effectiveness of LinkedIn as an attack vector over a more traditional email-based campaign.
Read more
Article
Public Sector Focus magazine: Your trusted data partner
June 9, 2020
Sharing an article first published in Public Sector Focus magazine that looks at how CCL's holistic approach to data - from forensics to governance to cyber security - can unlock real value and insight
Read more
News
Chairman’s Announcement
May 12, 2020
A significant announcement today from CCL Solutions Group Chairman, Keith Bristow, confirming the transition to a new CEO, with Noel McMenamin stepping up as Andy Archibald steps back.
Read more
Blog
Protecting Business Value: Investigating Workplace Misconduct
April 20, 2020
Businesses naturally place huge trust and confidence in their people, and in the vast majority of cases, that is rewarded with loyalty and integrity. But the impact of a rogue employee can be highly disruptive to business operations and can be disastrous to business value.
Read more
Blog
What is a Managed SOC?
March 8, 2020
As cyber adversaries continue to use more sophisticated forms of attack, protecting an organisation’s digital infrastructure is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Organisations are looking for more effective security solutions, such as managed security operations centres (SOC), to protect their operations.
Read more
Paper
Cell site analysis paper published in Science & Justice
February 3, 2020
We are delighted to announce that CCL Solutions Group’s Principal Expert (Cell Site) Matthew Tart has published a paper, Cell site analysis: Roles and interpretation, in Science & Justice - the journal of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
Read more
Blog
5 best practices for choosing the right penetration testing provider
January 13, 2020
With the risk of a cyber breach and subsequent GDPR infringement higher than ever before, organisations are increasingly looking toward penetration testing to understand and rectify their IT infrastructure vulnerabilities before an attack can take place.
Read more
News
UKAS grants Extension to Scope to CCL Forensics
September 3, 2019
CCL Forensics Limited, the UK's leading provider of digital forensics analysis services, has been granted an Extension to Scope (ETS) to its ISO17025:2017 and Forensic Science Regulator’s Code of Practice and Conduct schedule of accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Read more
News
CCL Group is delighted to become Silver Investors in People accredited
August 14, 2019
At CCL Group we live by our values and recognise that in the high expectations we set, we must ensure our people are given a platform to thrive. Gaining silver accreditation of Investors in People demonstrates our ongoing commitment to staff welfare, training and ongoing development.
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Blog
Preventing security breaches: What you need to know
August 13, 2019
The recent fines British Airways (BA) and the US hotel group Marriott International are facing from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for data breaches is a warning shot to all businesses. In response to these high-profile fines, in our blog this week, our experts are offering practical advice to reduce the risk of security breaches and what to do in the event of an attack.
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News
CCL Group plays crucial role in illegal immigrant case
June 28, 2019
CCL Group played a critical role in the investigation into three illegal immigrants found onboard a vehicle, with SMS data recovery essential to securing a conviction.
Read more
Blog
What is ransomware? Exemplifying incident response
June 5, 2019
Highlighting the critical need to have a fully formed, robustly tested Incident Response plan in place as part of your core cyber security toolkit.
Read more
News
CCL Group enhances digital forensics capability with acquisition of Evidence Talks
April 22, 2019
CCL Group, the UK’s leading provider of digital forensics, data analytics and cyber security services, today announces the acquisition of Evidence Talks, a digital forensics provider with over 25 years’ experience in supplying technology and consultancy services to law enforcement, defence, government and corporate organisations.
Read more
News
CCL Group and Spyder Forensics announce strategic partnership
April 15, 2019
CCL Group and Spyder Forensics are delighted to announce a new strategic partnership that will bring significant benefits to the digital investigation community in 2019. The partnership will combine CCL Group’s unique capabilities in digital forensics with Spyder Forensics’ market leading research trusted by forensic practitioners worldwide.
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Blog
Getting to the facts in Road Traffic Collisions
January 3, 2019
Our latest blog looks at how leading-edge forensic techniques allow CCL to reconstruct, in vivid detail, exactly what a user was doing right up to the point when an RTC occurred - going beyond just communication records.
Read more
Blog
Perks and drawbacks of working in the Cloud
October 8, 2021
CCL’s Ben Webber explores the rise of Cloud computing – transformational technology but not yet the only game in town
Read more
Blog
Cell site, RF and the safe use of survey data
September 28, 2021
Matt Tart, one of CCL’s cell site specialists and a leading UK authority in this developing forensic area, discusses his latest research paper published in Science Direct.
Read more
News
CCL still setting the gold standard
September 6, 2021
CCL Forensics Limited, the UK’s leading digital forensics specialist and part of CCL Solutions Group, has announced that it has maintained its ISO 17025 accreditation for another year – and also its status as the forensics provider offering the broadest certified service scope in the UK.
Read more
News
Overviewing Cyber Essentials
July 23, 2021
CCL's Ben Strudwick runs through the Cyber Essentials scheme and makes a case for accreditation being part of your cyber security toolkit.
Read more
News
Channel expands over the Atlantic
July 19, 2021
CCL's global reseller program is attracting some of the best national players in the fields of digital forensics, data investigations and cyber security. Canada's Teel Technologies is the latest to get on board.
Read more
News
CCL welcomes CYSIAM into reseller network
July 16, 2021
More good news flowing out of our channel efforts, with UK-based CYSIAM the latest top flight name to join our global reseller program
Read more
News
CCL dips toe in new waters
July 16, 2021
CCL expands reach into Caribbean with a new relationship with respected security consultancy IJ Walker and Associates
Read more
Blog
Being held to ransom is a clear and present danger
July 15, 2021
A run of high-profile cyber incidents in the legal sector has once again highlighted the growing vulnerability of the modern connected enterprise to concerted criminal action. How can we best prepare for the particularly insidious attack that is ransomware?
Read more
News
CCL secures continued reseller support in key territory and Five Eyes intelligence alliance member Australia
July 1, 2021
Australia's CBNRE specialist J3Seven becomes the latest reseller to commit to CCL's enhanced global reseller program
Read more
Blog
The benefits of Relativity Collect
June 30, 2021
In his latest technical review blog, James Merritt runs the rule over Relativity Collect and the benefits it offers those looking for quality data collection options
Read more
News
More reseller program success for CCL with Czech Republic’s Forsolution signing up
June 30, 2021
We report on further success for our new global reseller program, strengthening our product sales channels across Europe.
Read more
Vlog
New CCL Vlog: Alan McSharry discusses the global reseller program
June 30, 2021
In this new CCL vlog, Alan McSharry discusses the recently relaunched global reseller program and the company's ambitions to take the class-leading SPEKTOR and RabbitHole solutions to new markets and customers worldwide.
Read more
Blog
Helping in-house lawyers reduce litigation spend
June 29, 2021
CCL consultant Aidan Parsons examines the perennial challenges faced by in-house legal teams to do more with less and looks at litigation management as one area where they could realise cost and time efficiencies - with a number of options available to them.
Read more
News
CCL announces new reseller to extend European reach
June 25, 2021
News of our latest recruit to our recently relaunched global reseller program, with Hungary's Digital Forensics now on board
Read more
Blog
Testing the weakest link with a USB drop
June 23, 2021
CCL's Ben Strudwick draws on a recent real-life project to illustrate why getting creative can make for effective cyber security training.
Read more
Blog
Chromium Session Storage and Local Storage
June 23, 2021
Previously, Principal Analyst Alex Caithness shed some light on IndexedDB on Chrome- one of the methods that websites and web apps can use to store data on a user’s device. In this new post - with accompanying free open-source scripts - he tackles the data structures behind a further two mechanisms that websites can use to persist information: Session Storage and Local Storage.
Read more
News
World record secured – with a little help from CCL
June 18, 2021
News of CCL's invaluable contribution to a new world record, with this year's Safer Internet Day now officially ratified for its achievement of the 'Most pledges received for an internet safety campaign in 24 hours.'
Read more
News
CCL retains prestigious CHECK status for third year running
June 17, 2021
News of CCL's continued accreditation to one of the most stringent and valued cyber security quality marks - CHECK.
Read more
Blog
Why Relativity is still top dog
June 15, 2021
James Merritt, managing consultant with CCL's Discovery & Disclosure team, offers a personal view on why he considers Relativity is still leading the way when it comes to document review platforms - and that it's not always to do with the tech.
Read more
News
Cell site consultant receives prestigious commendation from Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences
June 11, 2021
Cell site principal consultant Matt Tart has been awarded a prestigious commendation by the CSFS for his paper on 'Opinion Evidence in Cell Site Analysis'
Read more
News
New digital forensics partnerships and courses focus on the practicalities of delivering justice in the 21st century
June 9, 2021
News of an exciting collaboration between CCL and Cranfield University as Cranfield continues to develop its new state-of-the-art forensic science education and research centre
Read more
News
CCL features in latest eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide
June 7, 2021
The definitive guide to UK eDisclosure systems - the eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide - is now out. And CCL is in!
Read more
Blog
The benefits of SSDs
May 19, 2021
Ben Webber, an analyst with our Data Discovery and Analytics team, explores the advantages of Solid State Drives, not just in performance terms but also helping to maximise analysts' valuable time.
Read more
Blog
Does data analytics require a big investment?
May 18, 2021
Jaya Hayre, an analyst with our Data Discovery and Analytics team, argues that dealing with big data doesn't always mean having to spend big money
Read more
News
CCL relaunches reseller offering in drive to expand global partner network
May 17, 2021
CCL is enhancing its reseller offering as it looks to expand its partner network across EMEA, APAC and North America.
Read more
Blog
COVID-19: What impact has the pandemic had on cyber security?
May 11, 2021
There's no part of life or business that the pandemic hasn't touched. CCL pen tester Ben Strudwick explores how things have been impacted in his own domain of cyber security and wonders what's in store for the industry as we move on from Covid.
Read more
Blog
Remote working and data protection: What does the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) say?
May 5, 2021
Data protection doesn't stop just because we are no longer all working in the confines of a corporate office. In this latest blog from CCL's data analytics and discovery team Nick Nunekpeku shares some of the ICO's guidance and advice on best practices when handling personal data.
Read more
News
RabbitHole software sets new standard for forensic data exploration tools
April 28, 2021
CCL releases RabbitHole as its successor to Ribbon, giving analysts a significant performance edge in forensic data explorations
Read more
News
There's Merritt in driving CCL's data analytics, discovery and investigations push into private sector
April 22, 2021
CCL has recruited discovery and disclosure specialist James Merritt to help with its push into the corporate and legal sectors
Read more
News
CCL to support national police memorial
March 19, 2021
CCL is honoured to be involved with the new UK Police Memorial project, which is scheduled for a spring dedication at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
Read more
Blog
Browser favicons as user tracking 'Supercookies'
March 17, 2021
James Palmer highlights the 'end of the innocent' with browser favicons at risk of being subverted for tracking purposes
Read more
News
Cell site evidence key to NCA case
March 10, 2021
News of great work by the CCL cell site team in helping the NCA make its case against one of the UK's most prolific paedophiles
Read more
News
Dates for your diary
February 23, 2021
Details of two forthcoming events that CCL will be supporting this year - Security & Policing and the IDIA.
Read more
Blog
Cell site analysis - Further watching
February 22, 2021
More cell site analysis insight, courtesy of a webinar hosted by the Forensic Capability Network (FCN) featuring our own Matt Tart
Read more
Blog
Managed Review and the 5Cs
February 9, 2021
In this blog, we’re going to take a closer look at CCL’s Managed Review service through what we term the ‘Five Cs’ lens - calibre, cost, control, choice and capabilities.
Read more
Blog
Cell site analysis - Further reading
January 12, 2021
The CCL cell site analysis team is one of the most highly regarded in Europe - and it's passionate about driving understanding, setting standards and establishing best practice in this still nascent forensics area. Here Principal Cell Site Expert Matt Tart shares some useful further reading on the subject.
Read more
Vlog
Sam Marklew talks recruitment
December 21, 2020
We talk to Head of HR Sam Marklew about recruitment, exploding many of the myths about what's needed to make a career in digital forensics, and revealing the one quality that Sam prizes above all in the candidates she talks to.
Read more
Blog
Fake browser update attacks
December 15, 2020
Join CCL's Joshua Tedd and Sergey Ermolovich as they take us through their investigation into the pathology of fake browser update attacks and advise on how organisations can better manage the risks arising from this type of cyber threat.
Read more
Blog
Cyber protection via JISC
December 12, 2020
CCL’s commercial director Lisa Burton highlights how we can offer immediate practical assistance to a higher education sector having to cope with more than one viral bad actor.
Read more
News
Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review - Latest issue now available
December 9, 2020
A new issue of the Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review is now available and our Director of Innovation Andrew Sheldon selects his 'top read'
Read more
News
Framework refresher
November 30, 2020
Over the summer we earned a place on the NHS SBS Cyber Security Services Framework. Time for a little refresher.
Read more
Blog
FCM Queued Messages on Android
November 12, 2020
"Life always offers you a second chance. It’s called tomorrow" (or FCM Queued Messages if you're talking to our Principal Analyst Alex Caithness). In his latest blog, Alex explains how FCM Queued Messages can lead us to Android artefacts that present a golden second opportunity to recover data that might otherwise be unrecoverable.
Read more
Blog
IndexedDB on Chromium
October 20, 2020
With Chrome today's most popular browser and exponential growth in “Chrome-esque” applications, a deep understanding of how they store data is essential. CCL's Principal Analyst Alex Caithness is back with a follow-up deep dive look at IndexedDB - and an open-source gift to his fellow practitioners and researchers.
Read more
News
Webinar: Hold On! What Do You Mean By Preservation of Evidence?
October 6, 2020
CCL data analytics consultant Gavin Dodd will be speaking at this ACEDS and Exterro webinar on the subject of Legal Hold and the importance of effective data preservation.
Read more
News
Webinar: Opinion Evidence in Cell Site Analysis
September 29, 2020
CCL's Principal Cell Site Expert Matt Tart will be presenting on casework assessment and interpretation of cell site analysis
Read more
Blog
Hang on! That’s not SQLite! Chrome, Electron and LevelDB
September 23, 2020
CCL's Principal Analyst Alex Caithness asks the question: After SQLite, what comes next? A must-read primer on LevelDB - tomorrow's ubiquitous format?
Read more
News
CCL on global SOC mission
September 17, 2020
Director of Cyber Paula Page is taking on an expanded role, heading CCL's push for global CREST accreditation for its SOC - and becoming only one of seven companies worldwide operating at this level.
Read more
News
CCL celebrates landmark ISO achievement
August 7, 2020
CCL Forensics Limited, the UK’s leading digital forensics specialist and part of CCL Solutions Group, has announced its successful recertification to ISO 17025 and the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice and Conduct – and confirmed that it now has the broadest accredited scope of any provider in the industry.
Read more
News
CCL underlines growth ambitions with new commercial hire
July 23, 2020
CCL Group has announced the appointment of Lisa Burton as its new Commercial Director. Lisa will work alongside CEO Noel McMenamin with a brief to expand CCL’s footprint in the private sector - a key pillar of its revenue growth strategy.
Read more
Article
LinkedIn Phishing: Casting a criminal lure in professional networks
July 21, 2020
In this article we explore a recently discovered LinkedIn phishing attempt and discuss the effectiveness of LinkedIn as an attack vector over a more traditional email-based campaign.
Read more
Article
Public Sector Focus magazine: Your trusted data partner
June 9, 2020
Sharing an article first published in Public Sector Focus magazine that looks at how CCL's holistic approach to data - from forensics to governance to cyber security - can unlock real value and insight
Read more
News
Chairman’s Announcement
May 12, 2020
A significant announcement today from CCL Solutions Group Chairman, Keith Bristow, confirming the transition to a new CEO, with Noel McMenamin stepping up as Andy Archibald steps back.
Read more
Blog
Protecting Business Value: Investigating Workplace Misconduct
April 20, 2020
Businesses naturally place huge trust and confidence in their people, and in the vast majority of cases, that is rewarded with loyalty and integrity. But the impact of a rogue employee can be highly disruptive to business operations and can be disastrous to business value.
Read more
Blog
What is a Managed SOC?
March 8, 2020
As cyber adversaries continue to use more sophisticated forms of attack, protecting an organisation’s digital infrastructure is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Organisations are looking for more effective security solutions, such as managed security operations centres (SOC), to protect their operations.
Read more
Paper
Cell site analysis paper published in Science & Justice
February 3, 2020
We are delighted to announce that CCL Solutions Group’s Principal Expert (Cell Site) Matthew Tart has published a paper, Cell site analysis: Roles and interpretation, in Science & Justice - the journal of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
Read more
Blog
5 best practices for choosing the right penetration testing provider
January 13, 2020
With the risk of a cyber breach and subsequent GDPR infringement higher than ever before, organisations are increasingly looking toward penetration testing to understand and rectify their IT infrastructure vulnerabilities before an attack can take place.
Read more
News
UKAS grants Extension to Scope to CCL Forensics
September 3, 2019
CCL Forensics Limited, the UK's leading provider of digital forensics analysis services, has been granted an Extension to Scope (ETS) to its ISO17025:2017 and Forensic Science Regulator’s Code of Practice and Conduct schedule of accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
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News
CCL Group is delighted to become Silver Investors in People accredited
August 14, 2019
At CCL Group we live by our values and recognise that in the high expectations we set, we must ensure our people are given a platform to thrive. Gaining silver accreditation of Investors in People demonstrates our ongoing commitment to staff welfare, training and ongoing development.
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Blog
Preventing security breaches: What you need to know
August 13, 2019
The recent fines British Airways (BA) and the US hotel group Marriott International are facing from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for data breaches is a warning shot to all businesses. In response to these high-profile fines, in our blog this week, our experts are offering practical advice to reduce the risk of security breaches and what to do in the event of an attack.
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News
CCL Group plays crucial role in illegal immigrant case
June 28, 2019
CCL Group played a critical role in the investigation into three illegal immigrants found onboard a vehicle, with SMS data recovery essential to securing a conviction.
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Blog
What is ransomware? Exemplifying incident response
June 5, 2019
Highlighting the critical need to have a fully formed, robustly tested Incident Response plan in place as part of your core cyber security toolkit.
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News
CCL Group enhances digital forensics capability with acquisition of Evidence Talks
April 22, 2019
CCL Group, the UK’s leading provider of digital forensics, data analytics and cyber security services, today announces the acquisition of Evidence Talks, a digital forensics provider with over 25 years’ experience in supplying technology and consultancy services to law enforcement, defence, government and corporate organisations.
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News
CCL Group and Spyder Forensics announce strategic partnership
April 15, 2019
CCL Group and Spyder Forensics are delighted to announce a new strategic partnership that will bring significant benefits to the digital investigation community in 2019. The partnership will combine CCL Group’s unique capabilities in digital forensics with Spyder Forensics’ market leading research trusted by forensic practitioners worldwide.
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Blog
Getting to the facts in Road Traffic Collisions
January 3, 2019
Our latest blog looks at how leading-edge forensic techniques allow CCL to reconstruct, in vivid detail, exactly what a user was doing right up to the point when an RTC occurred - going beyond just communication records.
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News
Webinar: Opinion Evidence in Cell Site Analysis
September 29, 2020
CCL's Principal Cell Site Expert Matt Tart will be presenting on casework assessment and interpretation of cell site analysis
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Blog
Hang on! That’s not SQLite! Chrome, Electron and LevelDB
September 23, 2020
CCL's Principal Analyst Alex Caithness asks the question: After SQLite, what comes next? A must-read primer on LevelDB - tomorrow's ubiquitous format?
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News
CCL on global SOC mission
September 17, 2020
Director of Cyber Paula Page is taking on an expanded role, heading CCL's push for global CREST accreditation for its SOC - and becoming only one of seven companies worldwide operating at this level.
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News
CCL celebrates landmark ISO achievement
August 7, 2020
CCL Forensics Limited, the UK’s leading digital forensics specialist and part of CCL Solutions Group, has announced its successful recertification to ISO 17025 and the Forensic Science Regulator’s Codes of Practice and Conduct – and confirmed that it now has the broadest accredited scope of any provider in the industry.
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CCL underlines growth ambitions with new commercial hire
July 23, 2020
CCL Group has announced the appointment of Lisa Burton as its new Commercial Director. Lisa will work alongside CEO Noel McMenamin with a brief to expand CCL’s footprint in the private sector - a key pillar of its revenue growth strategy.
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Article
LinkedIn Phishing: Casting a criminal lure in professional networks
July 21, 2020
In this article we explore a recently discovered LinkedIn phishing attempt and discuss the effectiveness of LinkedIn as an attack vector over a more traditional email-based campaign.
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Article
Public Sector Focus magazine: Your trusted data partner
June 9, 2020
Sharing an article first published in Public Sector Focus magazine that looks at how CCL's holistic approach to data - from forensics to governance to cyber security - can unlock real value and insight
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News
Chairman’s Announcement
May 12, 2020
A significant announcement today from CCL Solutions Group Chairman, Keith Bristow, confirming the transition to a new CEO, with Noel McMenamin stepping up as Andy Archibald steps back.
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Blog
Protecting Business Value: Investigating Workplace Misconduct
April 20, 2020
Businesses naturally place huge trust and confidence in their people, and in the vast majority of cases, that is rewarded with loyalty and integrity. But the impact of a rogue employee can be highly disruptive to business operations and can be disastrous to business value.
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Blog
What is a Managed SOC?
March 8, 2020
As cyber adversaries continue to use more sophisticated forms of attack, protecting an organisation’s digital infrastructure is becoming increasingly difficult to manage. Organisations are looking for more effective security solutions, such as managed security operations centres (SOC), to protect their operations.
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Paper
Cell site analysis paper published in Science & Justice
February 3, 2020
We are delighted to announce that CCL Solutions Group’s Principal Expert (Cell Site) Matthew Tart has published a paper, Cell site analysis: Roles and interpretation, in Science & Justice - the journal of The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.
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Blog
5 best practices for choosing the right penetration testing provider
January 13, 2020
With the risk of a cyber breach and subsequent GDPR infringement higher than ever before, organisations are increasingly looking toward penetration testing to understand and rectify their IT infrastructure vulnerabilities before an attack can take place.
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News
UKAS grants Extension to Scope to CCL Forensics
September 3, 2019
CCL Forensics Limited, the UK's leading provider of digital forensics analysis services, has been granted an Extension to Scope (ETS) to its ISO17025:2017 and Forensic Science Regulator’s Code of Practice and Conduct schedule of accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Read more
News
CCL Group is delighted to become Silver Investors in People accredited
August 14, 2019
At CCL Group we live by our values and recognise that in the high expectations we set, we must ensure our people are given a platform to thrive. Gaining silver accreditation of Investors in People demonstrates our ongoing commitment to staff welfare, training and ongoing development.
Read more
Blog
Preventing security breaches: What you need to know
August 13, 2019
The recent fines British Airways (BA) and the US hotel group Marriott International are facing from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for data breaches is a warning shot to all businesses. In response to these high-profile fines, in our blog this week, our experts are offering practical advice to reduce the risk of security breaches and what to do in the event of an attack.
Read more
News
CCL Group plays crucial role in illegal immigrant case
June 28, 2019
CCL Group played a critical role in the investigation into three illegal immigrants found onboard a vehicle, with SMS data recovery essential to securing a conviction.
Read more
Blog
What is ransomware? Exemplifying incident response
June 5, 2019
Highlighting the critical need to have a fully formed, robustly tested Incident Response plan in place as part of your core cyber security toolkit.
Read more
News
CCL Group enhances digital forensics capability with acquisition of Evidence Talks
April 22, 2019
CCL Group, the UK’s leading provider of digital forensics, data analytics and cyber security services, today announces the acquisition of Evidence Talks, a digital forensics provider with over 25 years’ experience in supplying technology and consultancy services to law enforcement, defence, government and corporate organisations.
Read more
News
CCL Group and Spyder Forensics announce strategic partnership
April 15, 2019
CCL Group and Spyder Forensics are delighted to announce a new strategic partnership that will bring significant benefits to the digital investigation community in 2019. The partnership will combine CCL Group’s unique capabilities in digital forensics with Spyder Forensics’ market leading research trusted by forensic practitioners worldwide.
Read more
Blog
Getting to the facts in Road Traffic Collisions
January 3, 2019
Our latest blog looks at how leading-edge forensic techniques allow CCL to reconstruct, in vivid detail, exactly what a user was doing right up to the point when an RTC occurred - going beyond just communication records.
Read more
Blog
Getting to the facts in Road Traffic Collisions
January 3, 2019
Our latest blog looks at how leading-edge forensic techniques allow CCL to reconstruct, in vivid detail, exactly what a user was doing right up to the point when an RTC occurred - going beyond just communication records.
Read more
Blog
What is ransomware? Exemplifying incident response
June 5, 2019
Highlighting the critical need to have a fully formed, robustly tested Incident Response plan in place as part of your core cyber security toolkit.
Read more
News
CCL Group and Spyder Forensics announce strategic partnership
April 15, 2019
CCL Group and Spyder Forensics are delighted to announce a new strategic partnership that will bring significant benefits to the digital investigation community in 2019. The partnership will combine CCL Group’s unique capabilities in digital forensics with Spyder Forensics’ market leading research trusted by forensic practitioners worldwide.
Read more
News
CCL Group enhances digital forensics capability with acquisition of Evidence Talks
April 22, 2019
CCL Group, the UK’s leading provider of digital forensics, data analytics and cyber security services, today announces the acquisition of Evidence Talks, a digital forensics provider with over 25 years’ experience in supplying technology and consultancy services to law enforcement, defence, government and corporate organisations.
Read more
News
CCL Group plays crucial role in illegal immigrant case
June 28, 2019
CCL Group played a critical role in the investigation into three illegal immigrants found onboard a vehicle, with SMS data recovery essential to securing a conviction.
Read more
Blog
Preventing security breaches: What you need to know
August 13, 2019
The recent fines British Airways (BA) and the US hotel group Marriott International are facing from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for data breaches is a warning shot to all businesses. In response to these high-profile fines, in our blog this week, our experts are offering practical advice to reduce the risk of security breaches and what to do in the event of an attack.
Read more
News
UKAS grants Extension to Scope to CCL Forensics
September 3, 2019
CCL Forensics Limited, the UK's leading provider of digital forensics analysis services, has been granted an Extension to Scope (ETS) to its ISO17025:2017 and Forensic Science Regulator’s Code of Practice and Conduct schedule of accreditation by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS).
Read more
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