The challenge of cross-border crime and how to tackle it
Authored by Dave Ranner, CameraForensics, and Colm Gannon, Pathfinder Labs
We are pleased to announce that the CameraForensics platform is now available through G-Cloud 12 procurement framework for selling cloud hosting, software and expert consultancy support.
The CameraForensics platform is now available for buyers to acquire using the UK Government’s Digital Marketplace, G-Cloud 12, under the Lot 2 category for Cloud Software (SaaS) and Lot 3 Cloud Services. CameraForensics has been included in the latest iteration of the framework as an innovation solution provider and fulfils a demand for more data intelligence tools in the public sector.
With availability in these two Lot categories, customers can access out-of-the-box CameraForensics products as well as the team’s expertise and skills through consultancy services. CameraForensics’s leading technical expertise includes large-scale image web crawling, image processing, powerful indexing, and image retrieval. The team also has extensive experience in project innovation and technological R&D, backed up by years of experience working with LEAs, government and technology providers across the globe to help them solve unique problems.
This framework is used by public sector organisations to make bids and procure technology through a more simplified, faster and secure process. Organisations on the procurement framework list are all GDPR compliant and meet a security standard, plus all bid awards must go through a fair and trustworthy process.
The framework supports smaller organisations to gain business from the UK Government and public sector, with every £1 in £3 guaranteed to be spent on SMEs. Since its beginning in 2012, the framework has been responsible for over £6.2bn with 44% of this accredited to SMEs.
Dave Ranner, Commercial Director of CameraForensics says; “We’re really excited and proud to be included in the G-Cloud 12 framework. It’s a great opportunity for us to grow our presence in the UK public sector, empowering as many users as possible with the tools they need to gain intelligence that can help safeguard victims. This also opens the door for us to apply our skills in other areas within the UK Government to help more people.”
CameraForensics’s digital imaging forensics solution is currently being used by over 100 Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) worldwide, to help them investigate online criminal behaviour, particularly child sexual exploitation, modern slavery, human trafficking and counterterrorism. The open source intelligence provided links images on the internet enabling investigators to find leads, that would otherwise not have been available, and detect and protect victims.
With users and partners spanning across the globe, CameraForensics is a well-regarded digital intelligence system. The team themselves, Matt Burns and Dave Ranner, have also spoken at many specialist and industry events, including the INTERPOL Specialists Group on Crimes Against Children meeting.