Project VIC Announces Partnership with Oxygen Forensics to Fight Domestic and International Child Exploitation
Knoxville, TN – Jan. 25, 2018 — Project VIC, a coalition of law enforcement and private sector partners that champions a transformation in the approach to child exploitation investigations, today announced that it is partnering with Oxygen Forensics, a worldwide developer and provider of advanced forensic data examination tools for mobile devices, drones and cloud services.
“Mobile devices have become weapons in the hands of individuals seeking to exploit our children,” said Richard Brown, Director of Project VIC. “Oxygen Forensics’ new technical capabilities will have a significant impact on efforts by law enforcement to rescue victims from abusers.”
Through Oxygen Forensics’ product functionality, users will be able to search child exploitation content by hash sets via Project VIC, as well as exporting extracted file information to the JSON format that is compatible with Project VIC.
Mobile forensic experts can download files with known explicit hashes from Project VIC’s database. They can also search for these hashes against the media downloaded from any seized devices. Any images on mobile devices that are found to be suspicious will be copied to the Project VIC section and classified according to the Project VIC classification standard.
“Oxygen Forensics is committed to helping law enforcement fight child exploitation around the world, and we’re very proud of our partnership with Project VIC,” said Lee Reiber, COO, Oxygen Forensics, Inc. “Unfortunately, child exploitation happens all the time. Anything we can do to slow that down and bring those that abuse to justice is worth every ounce of effort we have as a company.”
About Project VIC
Project VIC champions a transformation in the approach to child exploitation investigations by developing innovative technologies and victim-centric methodologies. We are a coalition of law enforcement and private sector partners providing solutions to real-world challenges. Law enforcement agencies worldwide use the technology developed by Project VIC’s partners to rescue child victims, apprehend offenders and secure crime scenes. For more information, please visit www.projectvic.org. Project VIC is proudly supported by The National Association to Protect Children.
About Oxygen Forensics, Inc.
Headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, Oxygen Forensics was founded as a PC-to-Mobile Communication software company. This experience has led the team of mobile device experts to become unmatched in understanding mobile device communication protocols. With this knowledge, the company has built innovative techniques into Oxygen Forensic® Detective allowing forensic examiners to access much more critical information than competing forensic analysis tools. Oxygen Forensics delivers the most advanced forensic data examination tools for mobile devices, cloud services, and drones covering the widest range of mobile devices running iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry and many others. For more information about Oxygen Forensics, please visit www.oxygen-forensic.com
Richard W Brown
Project VIC Director
National Association to Protect Children
PR for Oxygen Forensics