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Daytona Beach


Security Studies & International Affairs

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Conference Proceeding

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As virtualization becomes more prevalent in the enterprise and in personal computing, there is a great need to understand the technology as well as its ramifications for recovering digital evidence. This paper focuses on trace evidence related to the installation and execution of virtual machines (VMs) on a host machine. It provides useful information regarding the types and locations of files installed by VM applications, the processes created by running VMs and the structure and identity of VMs, ancillary files and associated artifacts.

Publication Title

Advances in Digital Forensics V


International Federation for Information Processing/Springer

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Dr. Craiger was not affiliated with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University at the time this paper was published.