Digital data and traces play an increasingly important role as proof in criminal cases. The volume, variety and variation of this data is growing rapidly.

Hansken, the open digital forensic platform

In order to interpret this data for optimal use in forensic research, there is a need for a system that helps categorize, analyze and give relevance to data. Now and in the future. Hansken is designed to give access to and insight in digital data and traces originating from seized and demanded material. 

The Hansken Community is a collaboration of international partners that work together in a constant process of optimizing the Hansken platform. To make it possible to categorize, structure and analyze data with the means of giving the proper relevance. And to solve the case.

Check in 2 minutes: an introduction to Hansken

Digital data is becoming increasingly important for investigating suspects and as evidence in criminal cases.

With the number of new devices, apps, and channels growing rapidly, the amount of data also keeps increasing exponentially.

Investigators are challenged with quickly finding relevant information in this overwhelming amount of data.

Traditional applications typically cannot process enough data in a short period of time

And are often only accessible to digital experts.

Therefore, investigators often depend on these experts for searching through the data and finding evidence.

Digital experts, however, don’t really know the case and exactly what to look for, which causes delays in the investigation process.

Our solution? Hansken

An innovative data-analysis platform that makes massive amounts of data insightful, accessible, and searchable.

Hansken provides several advantages:

  • It is convenient for users with different backgrounds, such as digital experts, analysts, and case investigators.
  • The Hansken Academy offers courses for new and existing users to keep up with necessary skills.
  • In the Hansken Community, the Hansken users share knowledge and software and work together on future developments.
  • Organizations can build their own plug-ins and add other functions.
  • And because Hansken is an open platform, new techniques can be implemented fast.

Hansken provides trustworthy results that meet legal, forensic, and security requirements.

Hansken is a tool for and by governmental organizations in the field of law enforcement.

The growing international Hansken Community consists of law enforcement and security agencies. For example, police forces and Special Investigation Services. Other participants include the Public Prosecution Services, Forensic Institutes, and academia.

Because of this unique collaboration, Hansken leads the way in the world of digital forensic investigation.

Hansken. Investigate. Innovate. Share.

Want to know more? Visit Hansken.nl.

Upcoming events

DFRWS Zaragoza EU 2024

DFRWS is a non-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to bringing together everyone with a legitimate interest in digital forensics to address the emerging challenges of our field. DFRWS organizes digital forensic conferences, challenges, and international collaboration to help drive the direction of research and development.

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E-Discovery Symposium 2024 - Language models in Digital Forensics

The 14th edition of the E-Discovery Symposium will be held on April 2nd, 2024 and is organized by the Digital Forensics & E-Discovery Chair of the Leiden University of Applied Sciences. This year's theme is the practical application of language models in digital forensics and E-Discovery.

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1st Hansken Quarterly 2024 (Hansken Community only!)

We are happy to meet all Hansken Community members on the first Hansken Quarterly of 2024, on Thursday April 11th. 

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