Best Practices Document Available for Review

The Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE) has released a new document for public review and comment: SWGDE Best Practices for Computer Forensics v3.0.

The purpose of this document is to describe the best practices for collecting, acquiring, analyzing and documenting the data found in computer forensic examinations. The document provides basic information on the logical and physical acquisition of computers and their associated storage media. The intended audience is examiners in a lab setting and personnel who collect digital evidence in the field.

The document is available here

. Practitioner input is highly valued, so if you have a moment to review them and comment, it would be appreciated by SWGDE.

< Prev   Next >

Interview with an Expert

One of the more specialized areas of crime-scene investigation has to do with searching for evidence of arson. To get some background in this area, we spoke with an individual who has had more than 46 years in fire service, 24 of which have focused specifically on fire/arson investigation.