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Computer crimes--investigation, Digital forensic science, Electronic evidence


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


While various tools have been created to assist the digital forensics community with acquiring, processing, and organizing evidence and indicating the existence of artifacts, very few attempts have been made to establish a centralized system for archiving artifacts. The Artifact Genome Project (AGP) has aimed to create the largest vetted and freely available digital forensics repository for Curated Forensic Artifacts (CuFAs). This paper details the experience of building, implementing, and maintaining such a system by sharing design decisions, lessons learned, and future work. We also discuss the impact of AGP in both the professional and academic realms of digital forensics. Our work shows promise in the digital forensics academic community to champion the effort in curating digital forensic artifacts by integrating AGP into courses, research endeavors, and collaborative projects.


© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of DFRWS. Published open access under a CC-BY-NC-ND license.

Originally presented July 16, 2018 at Eighteenth Annual DFRWS USA and posted here.

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



Publisher Citation

Cinthya Grajeda, Laura Sanchez, Ibrahim Baggili, Devon Clark, Frank Breitinger. Experience Constructing the Artifact Genome Project (AGP): Managing the Domain's Knowledge One Artifact at a Time (2018). Digital Investigation. doi: 10.1016/j.diin.2018.04.021

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