A survey on forensic event reconstruction systems
by Abes Dabir; AbdelRahman M. Abdou; Ashraf Matrawy
International Journal of Information and Computer Security (IJICS), Vol. 9, No. 4, 2017

Abstract: Security related incidents such as unauthorised system access, data tampering and theft have been noticeably rising. Tools such as firewalls, intrusion detection systems and anti-virus software strive to prevent these incidents. Since these tools only prevent an attack, once an illegal intrusion occurs, they cease to provide useful information beyond this point. Consequently, system administrators are interested in identifying the vulnerability in order to: 1) avoid future exploitation; 2) recover corrupted data; 3) present the attacker to law enforcement where possible. As such, forensic event reconstruction systems are used to provide the administrators with possible information. We present a survey on the current approaches towards forensic event reconstruction systems proposed over the past few years. Technical details are discussed, as well as analysis to their effectiveness, advantages and limitations. The presented tools are compared and assessed based on the primary principles that a forensic technique is expected to follow.

Online publication date: Wed, 18-Oct-2017

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

 
Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Information and Computer Security (IJICS):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?


Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email subs@inderscience.com