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A Framework for Extended Acquisition and Uniform Representation of Forensic Email Evidence

Abstract The digital forensics community has neglected email forensics as a process, despite the fact that email remains an important tool in the commission of crime. Current forensic practices focus mostly on that of disk forensics, while email forensics is left as an analysis task stemming from that practice. As there is no well-defined process to be used for email forensics the comprehensiveness, extensibility of tools, uniformity of evidence, usefulness in collaborative/distributed environments, and consistency of investigations are hindered. At present, there exists little support for discovering, acquiring, and representing web-based email, despite its widespread use. To remedy this, a systematic process which includes discovering, acquiring, ... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Paglierani, Justin (Author) / Ahn, Gail-Joon (Advisor) / Yau, Stephen S (Committee member) / Santanam, Raghu T (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Computer science / Acquisition / Digital forensics / Email / Evidence Representation
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 75 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Computer Science 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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