Proposal / Submission Type

Peer Reviewed Paper

Location

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Start Date

24-4-2008 10:30 AM

Abstract

Companies often rely on certifications to select appropriate individuals in disciplines such as accounting and engineering. The general public also tends to have confidence in a professional who has some kinds of certification because certification implies a standard of excellence and that the individual has expert knowledge in a specific discipline. An interesting question to the digital forensic community is: How is a digital forensic certification compared to a forensic science certification? The objective of this paper is to compare the requirements of a digital forensic certification to those of a forensic science certification. Results of the comparison shed lights on the maturity level of the digital forensic discipline and reveal what can be improved to enhance the confidence and trust of the general public on the digital forensic profession.

Keywords: certification, recertification, digital forensics, computer forensics, forensic science

 
Apr 24th, 10:30 AM

Digital Forensic Certification Versus Forensic Science Certification

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Companies often rely on certifications to select appropriate individuals in disciplines such as accounting and engineering. The general public also tends to have confidence in a professional who has some kinds of certification because certification implies a standard of excellence and that the individual has expert knowledge in a specific discipline. An interesting question to the digital forensic community is: How is a digital forensic certification compared to a forensic science certification? The objective of this paper is to compare the requirements of a digital forensic certification to those of a forensic science certification. Results of the comparison shed lights on the maturity level of the digital forensic discipline and reveal what can be improved to enhance the confidence and trust of the general public on the digital forensic profession.

Keywords: certification, recertification, digital forensics, computer forensics, forensic science