Towards Models for Forensic Analysis



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The existing solutions in the field of computer forensics are largely ad hoc. This paper discusses the need for a rigorous model of forensics and outlines qualities that such a model should possess. It presents an overview of a forensic model and an example of how to apply the model to a real-world, multi-stage attack. We show how using the model can result in forensic analysis requiring a much smaller amount of careful ly selected, highly useful data than without the model.

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The definitive version was published in the Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensic Engineering, Apr. 2007.