The Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT) Combatting Child Exploitation Online welcomed Magnet Forensics, a global leader in the acquisition, analysis and reporting of digital evidence. Their application was approved following a unanimous vote by the Board of Directors of the VGT.
“Since being founded, supporting law enforcement in their efforts to combat child exploitation online has been core to Magnet Forensics’ mission,” said Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Interior and Chair of the VGT. “The VGT is proud to partner with Magnet Forensics who share our desire to bring perpetrators of child exploitation to justice and are making a tangible impact in improving digital investigations.”
Magnet Forensics digital investigations products are currently used by all VGT member countries as well as Europol and Interpol. Their VGT membership was sponsored by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
“As a founding member of the Virtual Global Task Force, the RCMP is proud to nominate yet another Canadian company for membership” said Superintendent Pierre Nezan of the RCMP.
Magnet Forensics was founded by Jad Saliba, a law enforcement officer and high-tech crimes investigator. He developed a tool to deal with the growing issue of digital evidence, particularly in child exploitation cases, on his personal time. He shared that tool, now known as Magnet Internet Evidence Finder (IEF), with investigators in other agencies, first locally and then globally, to assist them in their investigations. While he felt a great sense of purpose and pride as an officer, he realized that he could better serve the global law enforcement community and make a greater impact by focusing all of his attention on improving Magnet IEF and creating new products to help law enforcement deal with digital evidence.
“The team at Magnet Forensics are honored to join the VGT and partner with leading agencies committed to helping combat the exploitation of children online,” said Jad Saliba, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Magnet Forensics. “We look forward to working hand-in-hand with our partners in global law enforcement to develop great tools that help improve their digital investigations of child exploitation that will ultimately bring perpetrators to justice and protect more children.”