Jan 012014

Please help DigitalFIRE Labs understand the current state of Mutual Legal Assistance Requests relating to digital evidence, and be entered for a chance to win a FIREBrick write-blocker or an Amazon gift card.

The survey on Mutual Legal Assistance Requests Concerning Digital Evidence can be found here: http://goo.gl/gnrJtN

Mutual Legal AssistanceThis survey has been commissioned by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in conjunction with the Digital Forensic Investigation Research Laboratory (DigitalFIRE) to assess existing approaches to requesting and obtaining electronic evidence in international cooperation under the conditions of Mutual Legal Assistance Treaties. The survey consists of 36 questions, which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

For any questions or comments about the following survey, please email joshua@cybercrimetech.com. To help improve the effectiveness of mutual legal assistance requests, please share this survey with your colleagues, thank you.

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Jul 212011

From December 7th 2010 to December 12th 2010 a survey on Digital Investigation Process and Accuracy was conducted in an attempt to determine the current state of digital investigations, the process of examination (examination phases), and how those examinations are being verified as accurate. An online survey was created in English, and consisted of 10 questions. Two groups were solicited: a control group from the University College Dublin (UCD) Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation (FCCCI) MSc Programme, and members of the Forensic Focus online community. The control group consisted of known digital forensic investigators, of which four replies were received. The second group consisted of anonymous replies from the Forensic Focus online community. Forensic Focus is a publicly accessible online forum and information site on the topic of computer forensics that primarily uses the English language. 28 replies were received from this community, making 32 replies in total. The average responses from the control group were consistent with the average responses from the Forensic Focus community. For the analysis in this paper, all responses will be considered together.


James, J.I. and P. Gladyshev. (2011) “2010 Report of digital forensic standards, processes and accuracy measurement.” Retrieved from http://articles.forensicfocus.com/2011/07/21/2010-report-of-digital-forensic-standards-processes-and-accuracy-measurement/ [PDF]