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Cyber CSI: The challenges of digital forensics

Boddington, R. (2015) Cyber CSI: The challenges of digital forensics. The Conversation, 17 March 2015 .

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Forensics is changing in the digital age, and the legal system is still catching up when it comes to properly employing digital evidence.

Broadly speaking, digital evidence is information found on a wide range of electronic devices that is useful in court because of its probative value. It’s like the digital equivalent of a fingerprint or a muddy boot.

However, digital evidence tendered in court often fails to meet the same high standards expected of more established forensics practices, particularly in ensuring the evidence is what it purports to be.

Publication Type: Non-refereed Article
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Engineering and Information Technology
Publisher: The Conversation Media Group
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