Standards and Controls in Computer Forensics

The use of appropriate standards and controls is essential during forensic analyses if the resulting conclusions are to be considered scientific and used for prosecutorial purposes. No forensic examiner can rightly state that he or she provided quality analytical results without documenting their use. Historically, the use of appropriate standards and controls was, and still is, a common analytical practice in all other forensic disciplines. However, prior to 2003, most computer forensic examiners did not consider their use necessary when they were analyzing digital media…

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