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Digital Forensic Analysis of Cybercrimes: Best Practices and Methodologies

Digital Forensic Analysis of Cybercrimes: Best Practices and Methodologies
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Author(s): Regner Sabillon (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain), Jordi Serra-Ruiz (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain), Victor Cavaller (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Spain) and Jeimy J. Cano (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)
Copyright: 2018
Pages: 13
Source title: Digital Multimedia: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3822-6.ch029

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Abstract

This paper reviews the existing methodologies and best practices for digital investigations phases like collecting, evaluating and preserving digital forensic evidence and chain of custody of cybercrimes. Cybercriminals are adopting new strategies to launch cyberattacks within modified and ever changing digital ecosystems, this article proposes that digital investigations must continually readapt to tackle cybercrimes and prosecute cybercriminals, working in international collaboration networks, sharing prevention knowledge and lessons learned. The authors also introduce a compact cyber forensics model for diverse technological ecosystems called Cyber Forensics Model in Digital Ecosystems (CFMDE). Transferring the knowledge, international collaboration, best practices and adopting new digital forensic tools, methodologies and techniques will be hereinafter paramount to obtain digital evidence, enforce organizational cybersecurity policies, mitigate security threats, fight anti-forensics practices and indict cybercriminals. The global Digital Forensics community ought to constantly update current practices to deal with cybercriminality and foreseeing how to prepare to new technological environments where change is always constant.

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