Proposal / Submission Type

Peer Reviewed Paper

Location

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Abstract

The ubiquity of small scale digital devices (SSDD), the public’s ever increasing societal dependence on SSDD, and the continual presence of SSDD at all types of crime scenes, including non-technical and violent crimes, demand a formalized curriculum for the education and training of future cyber forensic examiners. This paper presents the various SSDD forensics labs currently in use and under development for future use at the Purdue University Cyber Forensics Laboratory. The primary objective of each module is to provide specific real-world cases for the learning, comprehension, and understanding of hands-on investigative techniques and methodologies. The purpose of this paper is to outline those elements that will make effective Small Scale Digital Device Forensics labs.

Keywords: Forensics, Cyber Forensics, Digital Evidence, Education, Training, Small Scale Digital Devices, Personal Digital Technologies

 

Designing Laboratories for Small Scale Digital Device Forensics

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The ubiquity of small scale digital devices (SSDD), the public’s ever increasing societal dependence on SSDD, and the continual presence of SSDD at all types of crime scenes, including non-technical and violent crimes, demand a formalized curriculum for the education and training of future cyber forensic examiners. This paper presents the various SSDD forensics labs currently in use and under development for future use at the Purdue University Cyber Forensics Laboratory. The primary objective of each module is to provide specific real-world cases for the learning, comprehension, and understanding of hands-on investigative techniques and methodologies. The purpose of this paper is to outline those elements that will make effective Small Scale Digital Device Forensics labs.

Keywords: Forensics, Cyber Forensics, Digital Evidence, Education, Training, Small Scale Digital Devices, Personal Digital Technologies