Aug 032013
An Argument for Assumed Extra-territorial Consent During Cybercrime Investigations

During cybercrime investigations it’s common to find that a suspect has used technology in a country outside of the territorial jurisdiction of Law Enforcement investigating the case. The suspects themselves may also be located outside of the territory of the investigating group. A country may be able to claim jurisdiction over a suspect or device […]

Jul 172013
Challenges with Automation in Digital Forensic Investigations

Abstract The use of automation in digital forensic investigations is not only a technological issue, but also has political and social implications. This work discusses some challenges with the implementation and acceptance of automation in digital forensic investigation, and possible implications for current digital forensic investigators. Current attitudes towards the use of automation in digital forensic investigations are examined, as […]

May 282013
Forensics in Private Cloud SAN

SAN or Storage Area Network is one of the vital components in the Cloud and performing digital forensics Cloud storage is so challenging not only because of the size but also the technology involved. The two main SAN types in the market are fiber channel and iSCSI. There are many different SAN vendors in the market, […]

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Apr 082013
Automated Network Traige

In many police investigations today, computer systems are somehow involved. The number and capacity of computer systems needing to be seized and examined is increasing, and in some cases it may be necessary to quickly find a single computer system within a large number of computers in a network. To investigate potential evidence from a […]

Apr 082013
DigitalFIRE Virtual Cloud Environment

The Digital Forensic Investigation Research Laboratory conducts a lot of research on Cloud environments. However, Cloud environments can sometimes be cumbersome to create and configure, taking time away from testing and research. In order to streamline this process, DigitalFIRE has created a virtualised Cloud environment for Cloud security and investigation researchers. By virtualising Cloud components, this allows researchers […]

Apr 042013
What is Cybersecurity?

Last week, a number of Korean organizations fell victim to cyber attacks. This has prompted discussions about cybersecurity in Korea, and while following this issue I’ve realized that Korea’s main challenge appears to be understanding what cybersecurity actually is. From many of the discussions, representatives from various organizations appear to believe that security is a […]

Mar 262013
Legal Protest and Distributed Denial of Service

The United States government, via the “We the People” portal (, was petitioned by Dylan K. [1] to “Make, distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), a legal form of protest”. The petition states that: With the advance in [Internet technology], comes new grounds for protesting. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS), is not any form of hacking in any way. It […]

Mar 192013
Digital Forensic Investigation and Cloud Computing

Earlier this year, researchers from the Digital Forensic Investigation Research Group had a chapter published in the book “Cybercrime and Cloud Forensics: Applications for Investigation Processes“.  There were contributions from authors discussing practical as well as theoretical aspects of digital crime, investigation, side channel attacks, law, international cooperation, and the future of crime and Cloud […]

Feb 272013
Signature Based Detection of User Events for Post-Mortem Forensic Analysis

The concept of signatures is used in many fields, normally for the detection of some sort of pattern. For example, antivirus and network intrusion detection systems sometimes implement signature matching to attempt to differentiate legitimate code or network traffic from malicious data. The principle of these systems that that within a given set of data, malicious data […]

Feb 192013
Lectures in Mathematics for Digital Forensic Researchers

Digital forensics is a very practical discipline that addresses the needs of every day investigations. Whether deleted data needs to be recovered or the suspect’s  photographs need to be attributed to the suspect’s photo camera – forensic analyst has to do whatever it takes to advance the investigation. There is rarely any time to think […]