Forensic Document Examiner
Institute of Forensic Sciences, University of Lausanne
BiographyMartin Fürbach (*1979, Slovakia) obtained his Master of Science in analytical chemistry in 2003. In 2010 he joined the document section of the Institute of Forensic Science, University of Lausanne. His major interests are counterfeited banknotes in relation with modern digital devices, reverse engineering, history of state supported counterfeiting, inkjet printing and paper analysis.
About the companyThe Institute of Forensic Sciences, University of Lausanne was established in 1908 as the first forensic institute worldwide, offering both expertise and education. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, it can offer non-destructive and destructive analysis of substrate, inks and security features, with the aim to determine authenticity, forensic intelligence, evidence report, consulting (anti-counterfeiting, counterfeit resistance etc.) and training.
PresentationReverse engineering analysis of banknotes
The core of this presentation is the reverse engineering analysis and its contribution to more counterfeit resistant banknotes. Main points of interests are positive and negative aspects of reverse engineering, possible strategies related to banknote specification and design, individual security features, and alternative forms of counterfeiting. The role of traditional and new threats (Internet based tutorials, vector graphics, machine readable features) is also discussed. Can current conventional printing techniques and design still be considered a sufficient barrier against counterfeiting, or have they become obsolete and should be replaced with applied security features?