Technology Talk: HSI Forensic Laboratory: A Unique Resource for Law Enforcement

As criminals and criminal organizations continue to engage in increasingly sophisticated illegal activity that often spans multiple jurisdictions, it is vitally important that law enforcement utilizes all available resources to combat these activities. The importance of forensic science and its application in the collection and analysis of evidence is more important than ever to investigations, as it is often the only way to definitively link an individual or organization to a crime scene or ongoing criminal activity.

The unparalleled changes to investigations has reinforced the strategic partnership between HSI’s Cyber Division and the Law Enforcement Cyber Center (LECC). The LECC is a central repository for tools crafted by qualified subject matter experts in cybercrime and cyber investigations. The LECC vets its sources carefully and is selective in the distribution of relevant content to law enforcement and prosecutors.