Delivering Fast Forensics Triage for CAID

By David Toy

Cyan Forensics is delighted to announce that it has been contracted to deliver the new Fast Forensics Triage capability for CAID (The UK’s Child Abuse Image Database), allowing forensic investigators to detect indecent images of children on a suspect’s device in minutes.

The CAID database tracks millions of images of Child Sexual Abuse, and produces the ‘CAID hashes’ that are already used by UK police forces to triage and prioritise devices in investigations. Like the hashes, this new Fast Forensics Triage capability will be available to police forces currently using CAID.

Cyan Forensics is currently working with the CAID team on final testing, and preparing a Contraband Filter from the CAID database. (A Contraband Filter is the blacklist which tells our technology what to search for.) This will be updated regularly to ensure that the triage process can always find the latest material added to the National CAID Collection.

For updates, look out for more from the CAID team through police channels, and subscribe to the Cyan Forensics Newsletter.

CAID was created by the UK Home Office in 2014 to contribute to the fight against online Child Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (CSEA). It is now used by all UK police forces to help streamline investigations, prosecute offenders, and protect children. Earlier this year the Home Secretary announced new “game changing” technologies (including Fast Forensics Triage) to further speed up investigations and automatically categorise indecent images.

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