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Systematic Digital Forensic Investigation Model
Ankit Agarwal, Saurabh Gupta, Subhash Chand, Megha Gupta
Pages - 118 - 131     |    Revised - 31-03-2011     |    Published - 04-04-2011
Volume - 5   Issue - 1    |    Publication Date - March / April 2011  Table of Contents
Forensic Investigation, Digital Crime, Search & Seizure
Law practitioners are in a uninterrupted battle with criminals in the application of digital/computer technologies, and require the development of a proper methodology to systematically search digital devices for significant evidence. Computer fraud and digital crimes are growing day by day and unfortunately less than two percent of the reported cases result in confidence. This paper explores the development of the digital forensics process model, compares digital forensic methodologies, and finally proposes a systematic model of the digital forensic procedure. This model attempts to address some of the shortcomings of previous methodologies, and provides the following advantages: a consistent, standardized and systematic framework for digital forensic investigation process; a framework which work systematically in team according the captured evidence; a mechanism for applying the framework to according the country digital forensic investigation technologies; a generalized methodology that judicial members can use to relate technology to non-technical observers. This paper present a brief overview of previous forensic models and propose a new model inspired from the DRFWS Digital Investigation Model, and finally compares it with other previous model to show relevant of this model. The proposed model in this paper explores the different processes involved in the investigation of cyber crime and cyber fraud in the form of an eleven-stage model. The Systematic digital forensic investigation model (SDFIM) has been developed with the aim of helping forensic practitioners and organizations for setting up appropriate policies and procedures in a systematic manner.
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Mr. Ankit Agarwal
Northern India Engineering College - India
Associate Professor Saurabh Gupta
Northern India Engineering College - India
Professor Subhash Chand
Northern India Engineering College - India
Miss Megha Gupta
Northern India Engineering College - India