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Digital Investigation
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The Journal of Digital Investigation covers cutting edge developments in digital forensics and incident response from around the globe. This widely referenced publication helps digital investigators remain current on new technologies, useful tools, relevant research, investigative techniques, and methods for handling security breaches. Practitioners in corporate, criminal and military settings use this journal to share their knowledge and experiences, including current challenges and lessons learned in the following areas:

Peer-reviewed research: New approaches to dealing with challenges in digital investigations, including applied research into analyzing specific technologies, and application of computer science to address problems encountered in digital forensics and incident response.

Practitioner reports: Investigative case studies and reports describing how practitioners are dealing with emerging challenges in the field, including improved methods for conducting effective digital investigations, performing forensic analysis, and responding to incidents.
Survey papers: Discussion of current methods and future needs relevant to the digital forensics and incident response, including analysing media, memory, malware, mobile phones, and telecommunication systems.
Tool reviews: Evaluation and comparison of open source and commercial software used in digital forensics and incident response, deepening our understanding of specific tools, and highlight any needed enhancements.
Legal analysis and updates: Expert comment on recent cases involving digital forensics, relevant legal developments, and legislative limitations.

Topics of interest include:

Digital Forensics
• Advances in preservation of digital evidence• Investigating criminal activity involving computers• Forensic analysis of new technology• Vista artifacts• Utilizing digital evidence in an investigation • The role of law enforcement in digital investigations• Standards, policy and ethics• Certification, qualifications and education of forensic examiners

Incident Response
• Managing rapid emergency response• Intrusion investigation• Case management issues with large data quantities• Volatile data analysis• Malware analysis• Network traffic and log analysis• Digital investigators relating to lawyers and regular investigators• Certification, qualifications and education of incident responders
Last updated by Dou Sun in 2022-01-29
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