A Virtual Digital Forensics Laboratory
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- Craiger P., Burke P., Marberry C., Pollitt M. (2008) A Virtual Digital Forensics Laboratory. In: Ray I., Shenoi S. (eds) Advances in Digital Forensics IV. DigitalForensics 2008. IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing, vol 285. Springer, Boston, MA
This paper discusses the concept of a virtual digital forensic laboratory, which incorporates networked examination and storage machines, secure communications, multi-factor authentication, role-based access control, and case management and digital asset management systems. Laboratory activities such as the examination, storage and presentation of digital evidence can be geographically distributed and accessed over a network by users with the appropriate credentials. The advantages of such a facility include reduced costs through shared resources and the availability of advanced expertise for specialized cases.