Title: Forensically ready digital identity management systems, issues of digital identity life cycle and context of usage

Authors: Mehrdad Tajbakhsh; Elaheh Homayounvala; Sajjad Shokouhyar

Addresses: Accounting and Management Faculty, IT Management Department, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran ' Cyberspace Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran ' Accounting and Management Faculty, IT Management Department, Shahid Beheshti University, Iran

Abstract: Collecting necessary digital and network forensics to prove the identity of an individual who is responsible for a crime, or suspected of a malicious attack, or has used a device during an incident, with minimum doubt to the court or other legitimate organisations based on the digital forensic investigation model is one of the most important legal and security issues of digital identity management systems (DIMSs). Without a good understanding and identification of the most important parameters of DIMS based on the digital forensic investigation model, it is not possible to do digital forensic investigation and provide required evidence. Therefore, the main goal of this paper is to identify and prioritise DIMS parameters by considering a user's digital identity lifecycle, the contexts of usage challenges, and constraints that should be considered in a digital forensic readiness model.

Keywords: digital identity lifecycle; digital IMS; identity management systems; DIMS; digital forensic investigation; forensic readiness; usage context; digital forensics; network forensics; legal issues; security issues.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESDF.2017.081781

International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics, 2017 Vol.9 No.1, pp.62 - 83

Received: 06 Jun 2016
Accepted: 09 Sep 2016

Published online: 16 Jan 2017 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article