Article: Categorization of Embedded System Forensic Collection Methodologies

There are many classifications as far as forensic data collection is concerned, but much of it is still a de facto and Wild West when it comes to naming convention. This is especially true in the embedded system area.

When I refer to embedded systems, I think of specialized devices, sometimes in a larger system or machine. Embedded systems usually have at least one microprocessor with dedicated program, and limited options to extract the information in a sound forensic way. Cell phones, smart phones, tablets, DVD and BluRay players, advanced digital watches, TVs, cars, elevators, and even washers & dryers can have embedded systems. I would like to suggest a more structured way to represent data collection methods for such systems. As this is a work in progress, I look forward to constructive criticisms that can benefit the forensics community…

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