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Daytona Beach


Security Studies & International Affairs

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Conference Proceeding

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The Sony PlayStation 3 (PS3) is a powerful gaming console that supports Internet-related activities, local file storage and the playing of Blu-ray movies. The PS3 also allows users to partition and install a secondary operating system on the hard drive. This “desktop-like” functionality along with the encryption of the primary hard drive containing the gaming software raises significant issues related to the forensic analysis of PS3 systems. This paper discusses the PS3 architecture and behavior, and provides recommendations for conducting forensic investigations of PS3 systems.

Publication Title

Advances in Digital Forensics VI


International Federation for Information Processing/Springer

Additional Information

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