TABLE OF CONTENTS





Configuring Project Vic/CAID 

Project VIC is a global partnership that uses advanced technology to fight child sexual exploitation and trafficking. In order to use this feature, you must have an account set up with Project VIC. Project VIC has compiled information about known online child abuse images. Known image or video files have unique identifier known as a “hash value.”

When you process your evidence data, it is compared to the known hash values. If a match is found, the file in your evidence is flagged. You can easily see flagged files in review mode. You can also provide information to Project VIC about images that were previously unknown.



Initializing Project Vic/CAID

To initialize the Project Vic/CAID:

  1. From the home page, click Settings from the top-right corner.
  2. Navigate to the System Management tab.
  3. Select Project Defaults from the left pane of Configuration.
  4. Click on Media Categorization.
  5. Select a relevant category for your region.
  • VIC_Canada
  • VIC_US
  • CAID_UK

        6. Click Save.


Warning:  Once a Media Categorization region has been selected, it cannot be changed. This list will not be populated unless a KFF server is present and a case has objects which match the KFF alerts.

 


 

Initializing Project Vic/CAID on a Case Level

To initialize Project Vic/CAID on a case-level:


Note:  Each case will require Project Vic/CAID to be initialized.

 

  1. From the home page, click Case List.
  2. Click the Context menu (in the Actions column) against the required case. 
  3. Click Initiate Media Categories.
  • The Manage Media Categories prompt is displayed. 


Note:  The categories displayed in this section are retrieved directly from Project Vic/CAID.


         4. Define a keyboard shortcut using the Shortcut fields.

 

Note:  The shortcuts can be numeric characters. These hotkeys use SHIFT in combination with the assigned numerical character.


         5. Enter the investigator details.

  • Project Vic Case Number
  • Contact Name
  • Contact Title
  • Contact Phone
  • Contact Email
  • Contact Organization

 

6. Enable the Merge KFF Categories option if pre/post categorized data is required to be used    during categorization. Selecting this option will auto assign the categories flagged by KFF, a bookmark value. Post categorized data goes to the same bookmarks and users will be able to look at pre and post categorized data together. 

 

        7. Click Save.


Tip:  Administrators can initialize media categorization on new cases (not including any existing cases) by setting the “EnableMediaCategorizationOnAllCases” parameter as “TRUE” in the adg.WeblabSelfHost.exe.config file.

  

Categorizing documents in Review Mode 

To categorize documents in review mode:

  1. From the home page, click Case List.
  2. Click on a Case Name.
  3. Click Enter Review.
  4. Click on the Tags  tab.
  5. Select Bookmarks.
  6. Open the Shared bookmarks folder.
  7. In the Grid, check or highlight the records requiring categorization.
  8. Check the required bookmark.
  9. The images in thumbnail view and in the viewer, will display a colored border associated to the CAID categorization.


Tip:  Alternatively, you can use Thumbnails view and press the hotkey assigned to a specific category to apply the bookmarks to a file. E.g., SHIFT + 1.



 

 


Using the Coding Panel to Categorize Images

The Coding Panel can be used in addition to the Tags functionality to categorize images. If a case has been initialized for media categorization, the coding panel will allow users to select their chosen media categorization regions custom coding panel for grading.


To categorize documents in review mode:

  1. From the home page, click Case List.
  2. Click on a Case Name.
  3. Click Enter Review.
  4. Click on the Coding Panel  tab.
  5. Select the applicable region from the drop-down list.
  6. Use the options provided to begin categorization. 


Note:  Users can click Save & Next to apply any coding panel values and move onto the next file.


 

 

Pixelating Categorized Images

When images have been categorized using CAID/VIC, users can pixelate these images automatically. 

Clicking Pixelate Categorized Images will enable this option. 


Exporting Media Categories 

To export media categories: 

  1. From the home page, click Case List.
  2. Click on a Case Name.
  3. Click Enter Review.
  4. Select the required files.
  5. Right-click on a selected file.
  6. Select Export media categories.
  • The Media Categories prompt is displayed.


 

        7. Check the categories requiring export.

 

Note:  The selected categories will be exported in JSON format.


 

        8. Select an Export Path.

        9. Enable the Include Media option if the categorized data is required to be exported. This will not export all media categories due to export rules set by CAID.




Note:  The exported files will be stored in categorized folders within the export destination.


 

 

 

Filtering Categorized Data 

To filter categorized data in review mode:

  1. From the home page, click Case List.
  2. Click on a Case Name.
  3. Click Enter Review.
  4. Click on the Filter  tab.
  5. Expand Tags > Bookmarks > Shared > Media Category.
  6. Check the required media category to filter and view categorized data.