Introducing Hansken

The average amount of digital evidence found by investigators in criminal cases doubles every fifteen months. In order to continue to make these increasing amounts of data rapidly and easily accessible and searchable, the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) initiated the development of the forensics data-analysis platform ‘Hansken’.

In this video, you learn more about the backgrounds and way of working of Hansken.

Introducing Hansken

Not all that long ago, detectives would conduct cases based on research they collected from a number of files.

Mowadays, the increasing number of sources connected to the average forensic investigation could fill fifteen trucks full of paper.

Obviously, any detective would struggle to get through this hugh amount of data.

The first fourty-eight hours in an investigation are crucial. The amount of data increases along with the number of sources and the complexity per source. Our solution: Hansken.

A system that can store large quantities and diverse data easily from different sources. All data is stored, indexed, enriched, and made rapidly searchable; a big help in solving cases.

With Hansken, we minimize the turnaround time and can combine as many sources as needed to dig up the correct facts by applying all the knowledge of the Netherlands Forensic Institute.

Hansken is designed to defend against cyber attacks, and privacy is safeguarded in the best possible way. Hansken is highly accessible to its users, and offers quality output.

Hansken isn’t just a vision, it’s a reality.

It processes three terabytes per hour while applying full forensic analysis, and it’s easy to scale

It’s our ambition to keep improving Hansken, so that it can find more traces and expand its analytic powers.

This way, we can analyse more types of crimes and present the results in increasingly savvy ways.