Project VIC ™ partners with BlueBear LES to Promote New Standalone LACE Forensic Carver to Combat Child Exploitation

Project VIC ™ partners with BlueBear LES to Promote New Standalone LACE Forensic Carver to Combat Child Exploitation
October 17, 2018 Andrew Torgan

Oct. 17, 2018 — Project VIC™, a coalition of law enforcement and private sector partners that champions a transformation in the approach to child exploitation investigations, announced today that it is partnering with BlueBear LES to promote new standalone LACE Forensic Carver to combat child exploitation.

BlueBear’s Forensic Carver has been used in conjunction with its LACE Client-Server Solution for 8 years by partners all over the world to extract pictures, videos (and text documents) from confiscated digital media.

“This release of BlueBear’s standalone LACE Forensic Carver shows how industry, law enforcement and non-profits can work together to adapt to all our professional needs in the area of child rescue, vulnerable community investigations and forensics,” said Richard W. Brown of Project VIC™.

LACE Forensic Carver accepts the following inputs:

  • Physical drive allocated and unallocated space (compatible with write blockers)
  • Windows Directory Structure (for CD/DVD, a specific drive or folder or to access Windows Shadow Copy)
  • Any forensic Images resulting from the acquisition of a drive (EWF: E0*, Ex0*, L0*, Lx0*. RAW: DD, SMART: S0* and AFF)

Results are carved into:

  • Odata Project VIC™ “VICS” Format (promoted by Project VIC™, UK-CAID, Interpol ICSE)
  • LACE’s proprietary LIA format

About BlueBear LES
BlueBear is a Canadian boutique software shop focused on forensic software solutions for law enforcement. Its objective is to design and develop software that gives law enforcement and intelligence communities the solutions they need to do their jobs effectively, efficiently and successfully. Learn more at https://bb-les.ca/

 

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.