Digital Forensics: A Billion-Dollar Market in the Making

Interview with Dr. Ragib Hasan, researcher and director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Secure and Trustworthy computing lab

Why is the digital forensics industry poised to be the next billion-dollar market?

The industry is going to expand dramatically over the next few years because we are entering a new age of computing shaped by the Internet of Things. In the coming years, everything will be smart, including our cars, thermostats, and refrigerators. But this means we will generate and leave a visible trail at every place we visit, on everything we touch, and with everything we do. Therefore, in the next few years, we will be in a position in which every activity, including any law enforcement investigation, will have a digital forensics component…

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