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Forensic Readiness

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Forensic Readiness

Forensic readiness enables organizations to demonstrate due diligence with regulations, conduct digital investigations, and produce evidence that can be used for internal and legal purposes.

Digital Forensic Readiness (DFR) is defined as the capacity of an organization to conduct forensic investigations and to collect forensic evidence whilst minimizing costs. Although organizational forensic readiness supports legal defence, prosecution, e-discovery and compliance with laws and regulations, recent studies show that many organizations are still unaware of its importance. For example, a survey conducted by the Australian Institute of Criminology in 2009 found that less than 1% of Australian SME's and 3% of large organizations have a forensic plan at all, which is consistent with the trend in many other countries.




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Coming up in Issue 39 on sale from February 2019:


Making Sense of Digital Forensic International Standards

To many the complexity of Standards, their numbering and obscure contents fail to make practical sense and confuse the entry points for effective use. A roadmap is provided in this paper for Standard information access and optimal use. Read More »

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This article takes a look at two categories of remote evidence: social media, and the dark web. We will also examine two interesting cases: The Target store credit card breach; and the civil case of Fero v Excellus Health Plan, Inc. Read More »

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Vehicle Data Forensics on Unsupported Systems

The article will help readers understand how to approach a vehicle from a digital forensics’ perspective, it will cover a range of infotainment units from popular manufacturers, data extraction methods and examples of data types found which may be considered intelligence and or used as digital evidence. Read More »

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