Error Mitigation Analysis Document Available for Review

The Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE) has released a new document for public review and comment: SWGDE Error Mitigation Analysis.


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The purpose of this document is to provide a process for recognizing and addressing both errors and limitations associated with tools used to support digital forensics. This intention is accomplished by explaining how the concepts of errors and error rates in digital forensics differ from traditional forensic sciences. It is important that practitioners and stakeholders understand that digital forensic techniques and tools have known limitations, but those limitations are often different from errors and error rates in traditional forensic disciplines. This document addresses error by proposing an error mitigation analysis approach that focuses on digital forensic processes based upon trained and competent personnel using tested and validated methods and practices that assure the quality and reliability of digital forensics results.

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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