With the proliferation of digital technology and its interweaving into all facets of modern life, the landscape of crime and surveillance has evolved placing new demands on the forensic analyst working with digital audio. In order to address these demands, practitioners need to embrace technology dealing with the acquisition and recovery of digital data as well as advanced file searching and information gathering. This paper presents an overview of computer forensics for the forensic audio professional in an effort to help define their role in a digital world revolving around personal computers and mobile devices. With a focus on its overlap and synergy with digital audio, computer (cyber) forensics topics covered in this paper include: history and the development of standards and best practices, core competencies, methodology with a brief hardware/software overview, a sample case study, and the limitations and challenges in Digital and Multimedia Evidence (DME).
Rogers, Marcus K.; Smith, Jeff M.
Affiliations: National Center for Media Forensics, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO, USA; Purdue University Cyber Forensics Lab Dept. of Computer & Information Technology / CERIAS, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, USA(See document for exact affiliation information.)
AES Conference: 39th International Conference: Audio Forensics: Practices and Challenges (June 2010)
Paper Number: 5-2
Publication Date: June 17, 2010
Subject: Audio Forensics: Audio in the Context of Computer-based and/or Visual Media
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