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Investigating and Prosecuting Cyber Crime: Forensic Dependencies and Barriers to Justice

The primary goal of this research is to raise awareness regarding legal loopholes and enabling technologies, which facilitate acts of cyber crime. In pursuing these avenues of inquiry, the author seeks to identify systemic impediments which obstruct police investigations, prosecutions, and digital forensics interrogations. The secondary objective of this research encourages policy makers to reevaluate strategies for combating the ubiquitous and evolving threat posed by cybercriminality. Research in this paper has been guided by the firsthand global accounts via the author’s core involvement in the preparation of the Comprehensive Study on Cybercrime (UNODC, 2013) and is keenly focused on core issues of concern, as voiced by the international community. Continue reading

DFRWS Europe 2014 Annual Conference – Recap

This article is a recap of some of the main highlights of the Digital Forensics Research Workshop (DFRWS) held in Amsterdam from the 7th – 9th of May; over the next few weeks we will also be bringing you a number of interviews and research updates from the conference. Conference Highlights DFRWS brought together academics … Continue reading

The need for Transnational and State-Sponsored Cyber Terrorism Laws and Code of Ethics

Today, terrorists are making the best use of information technology to carry out their objectives. The NATO definition of cyber terrorism is “a cyber attack using or exploiting computer or communication networks to cause sufficient destruction to generate fear or to intimidate a society into an ideological goal” (Everard P, 2007 p 119). Cyber terrorism … Continue reading

2010 report of digital forensic standards, processes and accuracy measurement

Joshua Isaac James, Pavel Gladyshev {Joshua.James, Pavel.Gladyshev} Centre for Cybercrime Investigation University College Dublin Belfield, Dublin 4 Ireland 1. Introduction From December 7th 2010 to December 12th 2010 a survey on Digital Investigation Process and Accuracy was conducted in an attempt to determine the current state of digital investigations, the process of examination (examination phases), … Continue reading

Is There a Need for Industry Control?

First published April 2005 by Nick Furneaux CSITech For many years if someone asked what I did for a living I would have to use an all-purpose description such as I worked in computer security or even worse I would just mumble ‘computers’. Now, if I say computer forensics, they say, ‘Oh, like on … Continue reading


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