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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 a clear goal: produce evidence that can be used in court.

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

Interpol Digital Forensic Expert Group (DFEG) 2024

After the successful 8th Digital Forensics Expert Group meeting in Kuala Lumpur, the next one will be hosted in Edinburgh, Scotland for three days from 19 to 21 June 2024. Each day will consist of discussions and presentations, live training and workshops. Hansken will provide the keynote speech.

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  • Location Napier University, Edinburgh

2nd Hansken Quarterly 2024 (Community members only)

We are happy to meet all Hansken Community members at the 2nd Hansken Quarterly of 2024, on Thursday July 4th! We will find out more about all new Hansken developments in a summer vibe.

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  • Location Utrecht

Hansken.io 2024 (Community members only)

The 3rd Hansken.io Community Meeting will be an interesting gathering of digital forensic specialists from around the globe. We are looking forward to meeting all international Hansken partners in our closed community to share Hansken related developments.

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  • Location ss Rotterdam

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