Cyber Innovation Series 2021/22: OSIRT

Posted on: 15/02/2022

Next in our Cyber Innovation Series, featuring the final academic teams currently on CyberASAP, we hone in on OSIRT – an all-in-one, comprehensive toolset for law enforcement officers to conduct online investigations. 

See them all in action – register here for Demo Day.


Online investigations can require disparate tools that vary in price and quality, this, mixed with often varied skillsets of cyber operators, can lead to issues surrounding the capture of online artefacts. A lack of standardisation and rigour for online investigations risks case integrity. 

OSIRT is a unique, comprehensive toolset with built-in tools for complete artefact capture which include: screenshots, video and complete webpage downloads; automatic logging of actions with time and date stamp in the OSIRT case file; plus export options for reports. These capabilities make OSIRT a robust and standardised approach to online investigations for everyone.  

Since 2015, OSIRT has had over 50,000 downloads as a free tool. OSIRT is now looking to migrate to a ‘freemium’ model with paid-for support packages and additional tools.

The OSIRT team

Designed with direct feedback from frontline law enforcement, and trained at the College of Policing, OSIRT was invented by Joseph Williams, Senior Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire

See them at Demo Day

Join us on Thursday 17 Feb 2022 and be the first to preview a range of highly promising cyber products and services from leading UK academic teams. Hear their pitches and assess their offerings in this unique showcase of ready-to-commercialise cyber innovations. Register here.

CyberASAP 2022/23

Funding for CyberASAP 2022/23 has just been confirmed for UK academic teams with a cyber security idea they would like to commercialise. The funding competition opens on Monday 7th February 2022 and closes at 11am on Wednesday 2nd March. Apply here.

About CyberASAP

CyberASAP (Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme) is the only pre-seed accelerator programme in the cyber ecosystem which provides expertise, knowledge and support to convert academic research into commercial products and services.

CyberASAP is funded by the UK Government Department for Digital, Culture Media & Sport (DCMS) and delivered in partnership with Innovate UK and Innovate UK KTN.

Share this article

Related Events and Recordings


CyberASAP Demo Day 2021/22 (Year 5)

13.30 - 18.30 |

Watch Now
See all events

Related News

Cyber Innovation Series 2021/22: TYMLO Technology


Cyber Innovation Series 2021/22: TYMLO Technology

The next CyberASAP finalist to be featured in the Cyber Innovation Series is TYMLO, a novel web-based platform for data scientists and AI developers which provides explainability and trustworthiness in AI and ML solutions. You can see them in action at the Demo Day on 17 February.

Read more
CyberASAP Alumni Insights: “The most valuable aspect of CyberASAP is that it exists… and that I did it!”


CyberASAP Alumni Insights: “The most valuable aspect of CyberASAP is that it exists… and that I did it!”

Professor David Chadwick, Alumnus and founder of Verifiable Credentials (acquired in 2021), talks us through some of the challenges in commercialising research.

Read more
More News

Related programme



The only pre-seed accelerator programme in the cybersecurity ecosystem, CyberASAP (Cyber Security Academic Startup Accelerator Programme) plays a unique and vital role in supporting cyber security innovation and commercialisation.


Connect with Innovate UK Business Connect

Join Innovate UK Business Connect's mailing list to receive updates on funding opportunities, events and to access Innovate UK Business Connect's deep expertise. Please check your email to confirm your subscription and select your area(s) of interest.