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.

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Forensic Podiatry (Part Two of Two)

THE DISCIPLINE of forensic podiatry—or, in other words, the examination of pedal evidence—has progressed significantly over the past ten years. It is no longer a question of “What can you do with a footprint?” but rather, “Who can we use to evaluate the footprint?” Cases involving pedal evidence, especially bloody footprints and issues of determining shoe sizing or fit issues compared to questioned footwear, have become more common over the past two or three years.