Digital Forensics Processing and Procedures

Meeting the Requirements of ISO 17020, ISO 17025, ISO 27001 and Best Practice Requirements


  • David Lilburn Watson, is head of Forensic Computing Ltd, a specialist forensic recovery and investigation company.
  • Andrew Jones, is the Program Chair for the M.Sc. in Information Security at Khalifa University in Sharjah, UAE.

This is the first digital forensics book that covers the complete lifecycle of digital evidence and the chain of custody. This comprehensive handbook includes international procedures, best practices, compliance, and a companion web site with downloadable forms. Written by world-renowned digital forensics experts, this book is a must for any digital forensics lab. It provides anyone who handles digital evidence with a guide to proper procedure throughout the chain of custody--from incident response through analysis in the lab.
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Forensic laboratories (police, government or civilian), Expert witnesses for digital forensic cases, Legal professionals, Forensics regulators, Investigators involved with seize of digital evidence (police forces, IT departments, HR departments)


Book information

  • Published: September 2013
  • Imprint: SYNGRESS
  • ISBN: 978-1-59749-742-8


"What the book does do is provide a comprehensive and all-inclusive set of details that covers the entire lifecycle of a digital forensics investigation, ensuing evidence gathered, and chain of custody that resultsā€¦Authors David Lilburn Watson and Andrew Jones bring decades of detailed real-world experience to the book, which readers are certain to find to be a unique reference.", December 16, 2013

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 2. Forensic Laboratory Accommodation

Chapter 3. Setting up a Laboratory

Chapter 4. IT Infrastructure

Chapter 5. Incident Response

Chapter 6. Working in the Laboratory

Chapter 7. Evidence Presentation

Chapter 8. Secure Working Practices

Chapter 9. Ensuring Continuity of Operations

Chapter 10. Outsourcing

Chapter 11. Effective Records Management

Chapter 12. Performance Assessment

Chapter 13. Health and Safety

Chapter 14. Human Resources

Chapter 15. Certification for the Laboratory

Chapter 16. Emerging Issues