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.

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.

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.

Introducing 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

It's time for another Hansken Hackathon!

With Hansken, it is possible to add your own code/scripts to the extraction process of (digital) case data. For example, in the form of an extraction plugin. In this hackathon, we briefly explain how you can do this yourself, so you can start working on your own ideas. At the end, we will check the outcome and decide on the best plugin. With of course a nice prize for the winners!

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Forensic Experts Forum 2022 Conference Europol

The Forensic Experts Forum brings together all relevant players within law enforcement, private industry and academia to exchange knowledge, expertise and experience, but also to identify new trends, developments and best practices in digital forensics. FEF 2021 will be a week-long conference with 3 hours sessions per day.

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