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Digital Forensics Processing and Procedures - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128194799

Digital Forensics Processing and Procedures

2nd Edition

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

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Authors: David Lilburn Watson Andrew Jones
Paperback ISBN: 9780128194799
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 2021
Page Count: 880
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Digital Forensic Processing and Procedures: Meeting the Requirements of ISO 17020, ISO 17025, ISO 27001 and Best Practice Requirements, Second Edition provides a one-stop shop for a set of procedures that meet international best practice and international standards for handling digital evidence during its complete lifecycle. The book includes procedures, forms and software, providing anyone who handles digital evidence with a guide to proper procedures throughout chain of custody--from incident response through analysis in the lab. This book addresses the whole lifecycle of digital evidence.

Key Features

  • Provides a step-by-step guide on designing, building and using a digital forensic lab
  • Addresses all recent developments in the field
  • Includes international standards and best practices


Forensic Laboratories (police, government, and civilian), Expert Witnesses, Legal Professionals, Forensic Regulators

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Forensic Laboratory Accommodation
3. Setting up a Laboratory
4. Health and Safety
5. Human Resources
6. IT Infrastructure
7. Incident Response
8. Working in the Laboratory


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About the Authors

David Lilburn Watson

David Lilburn Watson heads up Forensic Computing Ltd, a specialist forensic recovery and investigation company. He is responsible for the coordination and efficient delivery of the computer forensic and electronic evidence recovery services, digital investigations, and provides support for a broad range of investigative, security and risk consulting assignments. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Information Forensic Investigator (CIFI), a Certified Computer Crime Investigator (CCCI), an Advanced Certified Computer Forensics Technician (CCFT). In addition to specialised forensic certifications he is a Certified Information Security Systems Professional (CISSP), a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) and a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). David has also led Forensic Computing Ltd to ISO 27001 and ISO 9001 certification, making FCL one of very few consultancies to hold such important credentials in the field of forensic services.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head, Forensic Computing Ltd

Andrew Jones

After 25 years service with the British Army’s Intelligence Corps, Andy Jones became a business manager and a researcher and analyst in the area of Information Warfare and computer crime at a defence research establishment. In Sept 2002, on completion of a paper on a method for the metrication of the threats to information systems, he left the defence environment to take up a post as a principal lecturer at the University of Glamorgan in the subjects of Network Security and Computer Crime and as a researcher on the Threats to Information Systems and Computer Forensics. At the university he developed and managed a well equipped Computer Forensics Laboratory and took the lead on a large number of computer investigations and data recovery tasks. He holds a Ph.D. in the area of threats to information systems. In January 2005 he joined the Security Research Centre at BT where he became a Chief Researcher and the head of information. Andy now holds a post as a visiting Professor at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia and he is currently the Programme Chair for the M.Sc. in Information Security at Khalifa University in Sharjah, UAE.

Affiliations and Expertise

Program Chair,M.Sc. in Information Security, Khalifa University, Sharjah, UAE

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