Data Sources for Advancing Cyber Forensics: What the Social World has to Offer

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Computer crimes--Investigation, Cyber forensics


Computer Engineering | Computer Sciences | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Forensic Science and Technology | Information Security


Cyber Forensics is fairly new as a scientific discipline and deals with the acquisition, authentication and analysis of digital evidence. One of the biggest challenges in this domain has thus far been data sources that are available for experimentation. Only a few data sources exist at the time writing of this paper. The authors in this paper deliberate how social media data sources may impact future directions in cyber forensics, and describe how these data sources may be used as new digital forensic artifacts in future investigations, and how the scientific community may leverage publically accessible social media data sources to advance the state of the art in Cyber Forensics.


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Dr. Ibrahim Baggili was appointed to the University of New Haven's Elder Family Endowed Chair in 2015.

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Baggili, Ibrahim, and Breitinger, Frank. Data sources for advancing Cyber Forensics: What the social world has to offer. In Sociotechnical Behavior Mining: From Data to Decisions? Papers from the 2015 AAAI Spring Symposium, pp. 6-9.