Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. 4th International Conference, ICDF2C 2012, Lafayette, IN, USA, October 25-26, 2012, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

A Review and Comparative Study of Digital Forensic Investigation Models

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-39891-9_20,
        author={Kwaku Kyei and Pavol Zavarsky and Dale Lindskog and Ron Ruhl},
        title={A Review and Comparative Study of Digital Forensic Investigation Models},
        proceedings={Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime. 4th International Conference, ICDF2C 2012, Lafayette, IN, USA, October 25-26, 2012, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ICDF2C},
        year={2013},
        month={10},
        keywords={forensic investigation process digital evidence information sharing},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-39891-9_20}
    }
    
  • Kwaku Kyei
    Pavol Zavarsky
    Dale Lindskog
    Ron Ruhl
    Year: 2013
    A Review and Comparative Study of Digital Forensic Investigation Models
    ICDF2C
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-39891-9_20
Kwaku Kyei1,*, Pavol Zavarsky1,*, Dale Lindskog1,*, Ron Ruhl1,*
  • 1: Concordia University College of Alberta
*Contact email: kwaku.kyei.f@gmail.com, pavol.zavarsky@concordia.ab.ca, dale.lindskog@concordia.ab.ca, ron.ruhl@concordia.ab.ca

Abstract

In this paper we present a review and comparative study of existing digital forensic investigation models and propose an enhanced model based on Systematic Digital Forensic Investigation Model. One significant drawback in digital forensic investigation is that they often do not place enough emphasis on potential admissibility of gathered evidence. Digital forensic investigation must adhere to the standard of evidence and its admissibility for successful prosecution. Therefore, the techno-legal nature of this proposed model coupled with the incorporation of best practices of existing models makes it unique. The model is not a waterfall model, but iterative in nature helping in successful investigation and prosecution. The result of the study is expected to improve the whole investigation process including possible litigation.