A forensic image description language for generating test images.

Russell, Gordon, Macfarlane, Richard and Ludwiniak, Robert (2012) A forensic image description language for generating test images. In: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Cybercrime Forensics Education & Training. British Computer Society. ISBN 978-1-899253-94-4

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Digital Forensics is a fast developing job market, as well as being topical and interesting, and as such is an area in which University students are keen to develop and study. At Edinburgh Napier University this topic has been taught with flexible and distance learning students in mind, and to promote accessibility the practical exercises have been formed around the use of cloud-based technologies. This approach has highlighted a key issue, in that cost-effective cloud-based resources struggle to provide adequate CPU and IO capabilities to drive large simultaneous student numbers when performing forensic exercises on disk images created using physical disk acquisition techniques obtained from real systems. This paper considers the issue, and proposes a simplistic and easily reconfigurable image creation technique specifically designed to support digital forensic practical sessions.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 978-1-899253-94-4
Uncontrolled Keywords: Computer Forensics; Digital Investigations; Digital Corpora; XML;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Institute for Informatics and Digital Innovation
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 005 Computer programming, programs & data > 005.8 Data security
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
Item ID: 5704
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2012 12:03
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 13:54

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