Title: Report examining the weaknesses in the fight against cyber-crime from within

Authors: Aminata Taal

Addresses: Kroll Ontrack, Computer Forensic, Cardinal Tower, 12 Farringdon Road, London EC1M 3HS, UK

Abstract: This report examines the weaknesses in some of the computer forensic methods used by law enforcement in the fight against computer crime (e-crime) and the work that needs to be done from the perspective of someone who works in the field, observed from within and now looking in from the outside. The computer forensic tools and technology that are heavily relied upon without proper research and evaluation, the lack of procedures in place to assess computer forensic experts in the private sector used by law enforcement agencies, insufficient training and the lack of funding for in-house research and development are all contributory to the problem.

Keywords: computer forensics; digital forensics; computer forensic consultants; expert witness; law enforcement agents; government; e-crime; cyber-crime; training; funding; guidance; UK; United Kingdom.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2007.016862

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2007 Vol.1 No.2, pp.125 - 130

Available online: 26 Jan 2008 *

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