Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

8-30-2018

Subject: LCSH

Computer crimes--Investigation

Disciplines

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

Abstract

Cyber forensics has encountered major obstacles over the last decade and is at a crossroads. This paper presents data that was obtained during the National Workshop on Redefining Cyber Forensics (NWRCF) on May 23-24, 2017 supported by the National Science Foundation and organized by the University of New Haven. Qualitative and quantitative data were analyzed from twenty-four cyber forensics expert panel members. This work identified important themes that need to be addressed by the community, focusing on (1) where the domain currently is; (2) where it needs to go and; (3) steps needed to improve it. Furthermore, based on the results, we articulate (1) the biggest anticipated challenges the domain will face in the next five years; (2) the most important cyber forensics research opportunities in the next five years and; (3) the most important job-ready skills that need to be addressed by higher education curricula over the next five years. Lastly, we present the key issues and recommendations deliberated by the expert panel. Overall results indicated that a more active and coherent group needs to be formed in the cyber forensics community, with opportunities for continuous reassessment and improvement processes in place.

Comments

© The Authors | ACM 2018. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Proceedings of International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, Hamburg, Germany, August 27–30, 2018 (ARES 2018), http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/

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

DOI

10.1145/3230833.3232813

Publisher Citation

Laoise Luciano, Ibrahim Baggili, Mateusz Topor, Peter Casey, and Frank Breitinger. 2018. Digital Forensics in the Next Five Years. In Proceedings of International Conference on Availability, Reliability and Security, Hamburg, Germany, August 27–30, 2018 (ARES 2018), 14 pages. doi:10.1145/3230833.3232813

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