Wynyard Group to Take Leading New Zealand Police Forensics Solution Global
WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Wynyard Group has entered into a landmark agreement to commercialise New Zealand Police developed digital forensics technology for the global law enforcement and intelligence market.
Developed in 2007, New Zealand Police technology called EVE (Environment for Virtualised Evidence) allows enforcement officers to rapidly analyse seized electronic goods such as mobile phones, PCs and other storage devices for evidence and intelligence. It does this by creating a virtual copy of the device and presenting the data to officers to view and search whilst still preserving all of the data in its original form.
Wynyard Group CEO, Craig Richardson, said the EVE technology greatly improves the efficiency and effectiveness of those gathering data from the devices, which ultimately results in a much faster time taken to gather vital evidence against criminals.
“The New Zealand Police is leading the world in digital forensics with its EVE technology. It has solved a growing problem – the cost effective, rapid, forensically safe capture, processing and search of digital evidence from seized mobile and storage devices,” said Richardson.
Wynyard Group specialises in intelligence-led, risk management solutions for protecting companies and countries from threat, crime and corruption. The company has bought EVE from the New Zealand Police and integrated it with Wynyard’s powerful criminal intelligence technology.
“Together with the New Zealand Police, we’ve developed a game changing product for the billion dollar global cyber crime, forensic imaging, validation and analysis market,” he said.
Deputy Commissioner Operations, Mike Bush said it made sense for Police to work with a company that has the expertise and resources to extend and enhance EVE both for the New Zealand Police and for law enforcement agencies in other countries.
“EVE was developed by our E-Crime team. It has garnered interest from police forces and governments around the world. By working with Wynyard Group we have ensured that EVE will continue to be a world-leading crime-fighting tool.”
Based in New Zealand with offices in six countries, Wynyard Group has a growing arsenal of intelligence and investigations software. It also has a proven track record in commercialising precision law enforcement software, most recently an investigations case management solution with the Australian Federal Police which is now used in the fight against organised crime, counter terrorism and covert operations by more than 50 agencies around the world.
IBIS World report the Digital Forensic Services Market (Note 1) in the United States alone is estimated at $878 million (NZ$1,070 million).
Wynyard Group has received support from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise to grow its advanced crime fighting business in the United States later this year.
“Collaboration is crucial in terms of driving export revenue growth, and NZTE congratulates Wynyard Group and New Zealand Police for their partnership,” says NZTE Chief Executive Peter Chrisp.
“Wynyard Intelligence and Wynyard EVE are not only exciting products in high growth markets, but it reinforces that there is a growing, world-class security technology industry in New Zealand.”
Wynyard Group expects to make Wynyard EVE available in the United Kingdom, United States and Australia by late 2012.
Note 1. IBISWorld Industry Report OD4585 Digital Forensic Services in the US (March 2012)
About New Zealand Police
New Zealand Police is the lead agency responsible for reducing crime and enhancing community safety. We provide policing services 24 hours a day and operate from more than 400 community police stations around the country.
New Zealand Police operate by land, sea and air, and with more than 11,000 staff we respond to more than 600,000 emergency 111 calls each year.
About The Wynyard Group
The Wynyard Group specialise in powerful solutions that detect, investigate and protect companies, communities and countries from threat, crime and corruption. Wynyard provides solutions in enterprise risk management, intelligence and enforcement to over 2000 clients worldwide in national security, public safety, critical infrastructure and financial services markets.
About Wynyard EVE
Wynyard EVE gives the power to build strong cases faster and deeper by capturing and analysing digital devices at significantly reduced cost without compromising evidence.
EVE (Environment for Virtualised Evidence) allows analysts and investigators to interrogate computers, phones and other digital devices by safely building an identical virtual representation of each device. Then using intuitive search and analysis tools not only extract evidence from these devices but also connect related evidence from other devices captured previously – always in a way that is forensically safe.
For more information please contact:
Craig Richardson, Chief Executive Officer, Wynyard Group
Mobile: +64 21 991 873
Jane Archibald, Public Affairs, New Zealand Police
Emma Jackson, JML Communications
Mobile: +64 21 985 655
SOURCE Wynyard Group