An Introduction To Challenges In Digital Forensics

by Chirath Dealwis

Digital forensics is a technique in the identification of computer based crimes. But digital forensics faces a few major challenges when it comes to conducting investigations.

According to Fahdi, Clarke & Furnell (2013), th challenges of digital forensics can be categorized into three parts.

• Technical challenges – e.g. differing media formats, encryption, steganography, anti-forensics, live acquisition and analysis.
• Legal challenges – e.g. jurisdictional issues, privacy issues and a lack of standardized international legislation.
• Resource challenges – e.g. volume of data, time taken to acquire and analyze forensic media.

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