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"Relating Admissibility Standards for Digital Evidence to Attack Scenario Reconstruction,"
Journal of Digital Forensics, Security and Law: Vol. 9
, Article 15.
Available at: http://commons.erau.edu/jdfsl/vol9/iss2/15