25-26 Nov 2009 UK MTEB Mobile Forensics Conference UK
The Booking Forms are now available. A massive email mailshot was sent out yesterday in the hope that I sent the Form to those who had requested it. Just in case I missed anyone (sorry), can you please send an email to me titled:
"MTE - Conference Booking Application Form" to request a Form being emailed to you.
Security vetting is in place due to some topics such as 'Mobiles as Dangerous Weapons' and 'Interception' etc etc are being covered in the Conference.
There is a good selection of speakers and training sessions delivered by experienced people. Remember this is a learning conference, not a selling conference/exhibition. Due to timings - speakers -v- training sessions - these streams happen, in some instances, at the same time. It would be within your interests to book at least two people to attend the conference. One to listen to the Conference Speakers and the other to attend the Training Sessions. The attendance fee covers the training also - so there is nothing extra to pay for attending training.
If there is uncertainty about the cost of one delegate @ £150.00 attendance fee, it is worth refreshing on the point that the common standard examination fee is £240.00 per handset; so attendance is less than the cost of one handset. Two people attending, then the cost of examining two handsets would be applicable.
Certificates of Attendance for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) will be issued to each delegate attending - so please make sure the name is clear on the Booking Form.
Security Vetting - This is what is meant by security vetting.
Because of the content to be covered at the conference such as 'Mobiles as Dangerous Weapons' and 'Interception' etc etc, security vetting is in place and only those who have pre-booked will have a pass issued when attending conference. There is no checking into peoples' history or the need for them to justify who they are with extra documentation.
Please email back your booking form after you have paid, so that we have it confirmed you are attending and attendance certificate can be arranged. Booking forms should be returned no later than:
Thursday 12th November 2009
Please email confirmation with BACS payment reference number or copy of payment counterfoil at bank, so that a paid Invoice can be issued.
There was eventually 307 who registered interest to attend the conference.To be fair to everyone the confirmed attendance system is based upon first come first serve. This was deemed to be the fairest approach given that those who originally registered in advance: some have yet to make a firm commitment; others have been diverted by work matters so cannot attend; and some we simply haven't received any further communication.The deadline for booking is:
Thursday 12th November 2009
Whilst we are doing very well at this stage for confirmed bookings I shall confirm that as soon as 150 delegates have confirmed their bookings I shall annouce it straightaway. In the meantime, please do not have any concern about over bookings or you being unable to attend.
A few people who want to attend have mentioned their boss / company accountant needed to understand what costs were involved. I could well understand if there was concern over £500.00 per ticket conference plus additional expenses but the costs here are exceedingly well placed to avoid any concern:
1) Delegate Fee is £150.00 + VAT
2) Travelodge is £19 per night
3) Advanced booking for travel train using online train ticket companies is as low as £24.00 from the North to Dorking
4) By National Express Coaches special deal savers can be obtained for as little as £1.50 one way and £11.00 return ticket.
For those that have booked your confirmation will be sent next week along with a paid invoice.The make up of attendance looks very good also. Not only do we have criminal evidence examiners but there is a good mix from the civil contingency too. The conference will also play host to experts and examiners flying in from the US, Australia, Europe etc.
- Greg Smith’s presentation sets out the agenda for the two days conference
- Peter Jones’s presentation set outs issues and difficulties a practitioner can face
- Solicitor’s presentation identifies evidential requirements under s129 CJA 2003
- Barrister’s presentation identifies evidential requirements at court
- Practice Manager’s presentation sets out the service expected from a practitioner
- Seizing Officer’s presentation illustrates events when seizing target phones
- Vinny Parmar’s presentation illustrates requirements when conducting examinations
- Jan Collie’s presentation looks at skills needed when investigating evidence
- Samantha Raincock’s presentation illustrates how to compare handset and call record data
- Roger Wilkins’ presentation illustrate how cell site analysis arises following examination
- Terry Wise’s presentation deals with the impacts of RIPA, DPA and PACE
- David Sullivan’s presentation sets out the skillsets employers seek for forensic work
2-HOUR TRAINING SESSION MODULES
- Session 1 Seizure Procedure
- Session 2 Dangerous Weapons
- Session 3 Examination procedure
- Session 4 Examining phones
- Session 5 Hex Dumping
- Session 6 U/SIM Card Examination
- Session 7 Analysing data
- Session 8 Interception