Accrediting digital forensics: what are the choices?

Sommer, Peter (2018) Accrediting digital forensics: what are the choices? Digital Investigation, 25. pp. 116-120.

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Abstract

There are three apparent competing routes to providing re-assurance about the quality of digital forensics work: accredit the individual expert, accredit the laboratory and its processes, let the courts test via its procedures. The strengths and weaknesses of each are discussed against the variety of activities within “forensic science”. The particular problems of digital forensics, including its complexity and rate of change, are reviewed. It is argued that formal standards may not always be practical or value for money compared with advisory good practice guides.

Item Type: Article
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.diin.2018.04.004
Dates:
DateEvent
10 April 2018Accepted
25 April 2018Published Online
Subjects: CAH07 - physical sciences > CAH07-04 - general, applied and forensic sciences > CAH07-04-02 - forensic and archaeological sciences
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-01 - computer science
CAH11 - computing > CAH11-01 - computing > CAH11-01-03 - information systems
CAH15 - social sciences > CAH15-01 - sociology, social policy and anthropology > CAH15-01-03 - social policy
CAH16 - law > CAH16-01 - law > CAH16-01-01 - law
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Computing and Digital Technology > Networks and Cyber Security
Depositing User: Peter Sommer
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2018 13:49
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 15:46
URI: https://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6008

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