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Cost-Effective Tools For Small Mobile Forensic Labs

by Alex Moeller As the costs associated with running a mobile devices forensic laboratory can be considered to be high, this article is aimed at providing alternative options for small organisations or individuals looking to reduce overheads.  Case Management Tools There are numerous case management systems available online which are free to download, and premium … Continue reading

What Changes Do We Need To See In eDiscovery? Part IV

by Harold Burt-Gerrans In Part 3, I introduced the concept of consolidating duplicates by tracking Metadata at a DocID level and coding and/or document actions at a Document Level. For ease, I’m duplicating part of the example charts here as I will refer back to them to illustrate some of the following discussion. Sample Current Data … Continue reading

What Changes Do We Need To See In eDiscovery? Part III

by Harold Burt-Gerrans Duplicative Documents At the end of Part 2, I put forth an argument that de-duplication should always be done globally to bring the data set down to just unique documents. And now that you’re convinced (or should have been) that Global De-Duplication is the only way to go, I’m going to completely blow … Continue reading

What Changes Do We Need To See In eDiscovery? Part II

by Harold Burt-Gerrans Let’s continue from where we left off last time, discussing standardization. If you missed it, Part 1 was all about establishing standards. Now a bit about following standards. This will sound funny to those who know what a rebel I tend to be! Watch out, I’m about to rant… Following Standards When there … Continue reading

What Changes Do We Need To See In eDiscovery? Part I

by Harold Burt-Gerrans I’m approaching this multi-part article from a software development point of view, as I believe many of the following issues have been brought about by the evolution of eDiscovery software following the procedures used by handling boxes of paper. Historically, my opinion has been that eDiscovery software providers have engineered new features … Continue reading

Requirements In Digital Forensics Method Definition: Observations From A UK Study

by Angus M. Marshall & Richard Paige Abstract During a project to examine the potential usefulness of evidence of tool verification as part of method validation for ISO 17025 accreditation, the authors have examined requirements statements in several digital forensic method descriptions and tools. They have identified that there is an absence of clear requirements statements … Continue reading

Opinion: Is ISO17025 The Right Standard For Digital Forensics?

by Rich2005 Standardisation is currently the subject of animated discussion among digital forensic examiners worldwide. In this opinion piece, Rich2005 looks at the challenges of the ISO17025 standard for digital forensics and why it might not be the best choice for the field. Please note that the views contained within this article are the opinions … Continue reading

Have Your Say In The House Of Lords’ Select Committee On Science And Technology

Controversy has been raging around ISO 17025 ever since the standard was adopted for digital forensics back in October 2017. Although many people who work in the industry agree that standardisation is advisable and probably necessary if we are to keep moving forward, there have been many criticisms of ISO 17025 and its effectiveness when … Continue reading

Changes To Forensic Laboratory Accreditation Requirements – ISO/IEC 17025

by Tim Alcock ISO/IEC 17025:2017 – General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories is the principal international standard for the accreditation of laboratories performing testing (including sampling) and/or calibration. Originating from ISO/IEC Guide 25, the standard has been through several iterations culminating in the latest version released in November 2017.   ISO/IEC 17025:2017 … Continue reading

The Necessity Of Developing A Standard For Exchanging A Chain Of Custody Of Digital Evidence Data

by Jasmin Cosic, Miroslav Baca & Peter Grd Abstract Today there is no criminal investigation that does not contain a digital dimension. A large number of criminal offenses, whether official investigations conducted by judicial bodies or corporate investigations, contain digital evidence, which in most investigations is key to the identification of perpetrators. Since the cyber … Continue reading

Challenges Of ISO 17025 Accreditation – Survey Results

A group of forensic practitioners has recently conducted a survey into the ISO 17025 scheme – its effectiveness, and its relevance for digital forensics. The survey was conducted using Google Forms and was aimed at forensic practitioners on the front line of investigation, rather than at managers or corporations. What follows below is a summary … Continue reading

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