VTO in the News

The VTO team and our leadership has received broad industry and media recognition for our work in the digital forensics space. We capture a portion of the media coverage in the articles below.

2020 January 31. McSweeney, Kelly. ZDnet. "Burn, drown, or smash your phone: Forensics can extract data anyway"

Link to post: https://www.zdnet.com/article/burn-drown-or-smash-your-phone-forensics-can-extract-data-anyway/

2020 January 28. Press, Richard. NIST News. "NIST Tests Forensic Methods for Getting Data From Damaged Mobile Phones"
Link to post: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2020/01/nist-tests-forensic-methods-getting-data-damaged-mobile-phones

2019 December 16. Shacklett, Mary E. GeoDataPoint. "Forensic Examination of Drones"
Link to post: https://www.pobonline.com/articles/101968-forensic-examination-of-drones

2019 October 15. Boyd, Shaun. CBSLocal. "Is Your Thermostat Spying On You? Cory Gardner Introduces Bill To Fight That"
Link to post: https://denver.cbslocal.com/2019/10/15/smart-device-cory-gardner-thermostat-spying/

2019 June 18. Mie Stage, Ing.DK. Digi.No. "Data kan lagres i DNA: Åpner for nye muligheter for ulovlig dataoverføring"

Link to post: https://www.digi.no/artikler/data-kan-lagres-i-dna-apner-for-nye-muligheter-for-ulovlig-dataoverforing/467533

2019 March 7. French, Laura. Forensic Magazine. "Bridging the Biohazard Protection Gap for Digital Forensics Examiners"
PDF available by request.

2019 March 7. Shafi, Haniah. Medium. " Digital Forensics is ready for its latest challenge: Drones"
Link to post: https://medium.com/@haniahshafi/digital-forensics-is-ready-for-its-latest-challenge-drones-936c1418e928

2019 March 2. French, Laura. Forensic Magazine. "Virtual Case Notes: You Have the Suspect’s Phone. It’s Soaked in Drain Cleaner. Now What?"

PDF available by request.

2019 January 30. IOT for All. “3 IIoT Trends Affecting Major Industries"
Link to post: https://www.iotforall.com/3-iiot-trends-affecting-major-industries/

2018 December 28. ZDNet. McSweeney, Kelly. “How drone forensics can reveal pilot identity.”
Link to post: https://www.zdnet.com/article/how-drone-forensics-can-reveal-pilot-identity/

2018 December 06. Joondalup Times. Brown, Tyler. “World’s leading experts in drone security converge on ECU Joondalup.”
Link to post: https://www.communitynews.com.au/joondalup-times/news/worlds-leading-experts-in-drone-security-converge-on-ecu-joondalup/

2018 December 05. The West Australian. Thomas, Geoffrey. “WA experts warms of security risk from ‘sinister’ drone users”.
Link to post: https://thewest.com.au/news/aviation/wa-experts-warns-of-security-risk-from-sinister-drone-users-ng-b881039741z

2018 November 19. PJ Media. Baker, Phil. “Drones Reveal a Treasure Trove of Data about Their Users, Police Investigators Say.”
Link to post: https://pjmedia.com/trending/drones-reveal-a-wealth-of-data-about-their-users-police-investigators-say/

2018 November 16. Wired. Niiler, Eric, “Your Drone Can Give Cops A Surprising Amount Of Your Data.”
Link to post: https://www.wired.com/story/your-drone-can-give-cops-a-surprising-amount-of-your-data/

2018 September 19. C4ISRNET. Atherton, Kelsey D., “Could drone scraps lead back to an enemy pilot?”
Link to post: https://www.c4isrnet.com/unmanned/2018/09/19/drone-forensics-could-extract-flights-from-scraps/

2018 September 04. Inside Unmanned Systems. Choi, Charles, “Extracting Forensic Data From Drones.”
Link to post: http://insideunmannedsystems.com/extracting-forensic-data-from-drones/

2018 September 02. Robertson, Nicolas. L'Usine Nouvelle. "Entre menace et opportunités, ce qu'Interpol pense (vraiment) des drones"
Link to post: https://www.usinenouvelle.com/article/entre-menace-et-opportunites-ce-qu-interpol-pense-vraiment-des-drones.N735749

2018 June 14. Government Computer News. Leonard, Matt, “NIST builds drone forensics dataset.”
Link to post: https://gcn.com/articles/2018/06/14/drone-forensics.aspx


2018 June 08. IEEE, Electronics 360. Brown, Peter. “How to Extract Forensic Data from Drones.”
Link to post: https://electronics360.globalspec.com/article/11976/how-to-extract-forensic-data-from-drones

2018 June 06. ExecutiveGov. Martin, Nichols, “NIST Adds Drone Forensics Resources on Website.”
Link to post: https://www.executivegov.com/2018/06/nist-adds-drone-forensics-resources-on-website/

2018 August 30. Interpol. “Drone technology: security threats and benefits for police focus of INTERPOL forum”.
Link to post: https://www.interpol.int/ar/News-and-media/News/2018/N2018-087

2018 July 20. The Drive. Margaritoff, Marco, “VTO Labs Can Retrieve Data Including Credit Card Info From Even Damaged Drones.”
Link to post: http://www.thedrive.com/tech/22278/vto-labs-can-retrieve-data-including-credit-card-info-from-even-damaged-drones

2018 July 20. We Talk UAV. Dwyer, Feilidh. “Picking up the pieces – tech company finds way to extract data from crashed drones.”
Link to post: https://www.wetalkuav.com/tech-company-extracts-data-from-crashed-drones/

2018 July 18.  Publication: Denver Channel 7 (ABC). Larson, Jace, “Tech company finds way to pull data from damaged devices, including drones.”
Link to post: https://www.thedenverchannel.com/the-now/tech-company-finds-way-to-pull-data-from-damaged-devices-including-drones

2018 July 13. Forensic Magazine. French, Laura, “Another Tool for Digital Forensic Examiners: Drone Images.”
Link to post: https://www.forensicmag.com/news/2018/07/another-tool-digital-forensic-examiners-drone-images

2018 June 19. UAS Magazine. Miller, Patrick C., “Forensic images help law enforcement catch drone criminals.”
Link to post: http://www.uasmagazine.com/articles/1872/forensic-images-help-law-enforcement-catch-drone-criminals

2018 June 08. Drone Below. Smith, Phillip, “Drone Forensic Database Gets Boost on NIST Website.”
Link to post: https://dronebelow.com/2018/06/08/drone-forensic-database-NIST/

2018 June 07. Homeland Preparedness News. Martin, Aaron. “NIST adds popular drone models to forensic reference datasets to assist investigators.”
Link to post: https://homelandprepnews.com/stories/28820-nist-adds-popular-drone-models-forensic-reference-datasets-assist-investigators/

2018 June 05. NIST News. Press, Richard, “Drone Forensics Gets a Boost With New Data on NIST Website.”
Link to post: https://www.nist.gov/news-events/news/2018/06/drone-forensics-gets-boost-new-data-nist-website

2017 August 02. UAS Magazine. Miller, Patrick C. “VTO Inc. gets federal contract for cyber forensics project.”
Link to post: http://www.uasmagazine.com/articles/1726/vto-inc-gets-federal-contract-for-cyber-forensics-project

2017 June 24. U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “News Release: DHS S&T Awards VTO Inc. $928K for Drone Forensics R&D.”
Link to post: https://www.dhs.gov/science-and-technology/news/2017/07/24/news-release-dhs-st-awards-vto-inc-928k-drone-forensics-rd

2016 November. DFM Team. Digital Forensics Magazine. "Damaged Device Forensics"
Link to post: https://www.digitalforensicsmagazine.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1091&Itemid=99

2016 June 02. WPTV News. “Austin & Perry’s families seek help with iPhone.”
Link to post: https://www.wptv.com/news/region-c-palm-beach-county/west-palm-beach/live-perry-cohens-family-back-in-court-over-cellphone

2016 March 03. Yahoo Finance. “Aubrey McClendon’s car will tell whether he killed himself.”
Link to post: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/aubrey-mcclendon-s-car-will-tell-if-he-killed-himself-182023313.html