Digital forensic sampling

"In this paper we would like to address a few problems that we encounter in the digital forensic field, in general, which probably will get worse if our methods do not get smarter soon. A few problems that the digital forensic community has to deal with are:

· The amount of data that needs to be investigated in cases increases every year;
· Forensic software is unstable when processing large quantities of data;
· Law Enforcement has a huge backlog in processing cases in time;
· More and more pressure is placed on digital forensic investigators to produce reliable results in a small amount of time.

So what can we do to be more effective and investigate the right data at the right time? In this paper we would like to propose a solution based on the technique of random sampling, which can be applied to the working field of digital forensics…"

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