Strategic Leadership in Digital Evidence

Strategic Leadership in Digital Evidence

What Executives Need to Know

1st Edition - October 8, 2020

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  • Author: Paul Reedy
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128196182
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128227633

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Strategic Leadership in Digital Evidence: What Executives Need to Know provides leaders with broad knowledge and understanding of practical concepts in digital evidence, along with its impact on investigations. The book's chapters cover the differentiation of related fields, new market technologies, operating systems, social networking, and much more. This guide is written at the layperson level, although the audience is expected to have reached a level of achievement and seniority in their profession, principally law enforcement, security and intelligence. Additionally, this book will appeal to legal professionals and others in the broader justice system.

Key Features

  • Covers a broad range of challenges confronting investigators in the digital environment
  • Addresses gaps in currently available resources and the future focus of a fast-moving field
  • Written by a manager who has been a leader in the field of digital forensics for decades


Managers and executive leaders of digital evidence capabilities who wish to enhance their understanding of the field for which they are responsible, such as state, local and private lab managers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. The Forensics Model is Dead
    3. Statistical Surveys
    4. Definitions, Disambiguation and Differentiation of Related Fields
    5. Digital Forensics Process
    6. Digital Forensics Organisational Capability
    7. Education and Training
    8. Quality Assurance
    9. Human Factors
    10. Tool Validation
    11. Datasets
    12. The Risks for Digital Evidence
    13. Sources of Evidential Data
    14. Cryptocurrency
    15. Crime Types in the Digital Realm
    16. Investigations
    17. Emerging Trends
    18. Conclusion

Product details

  • No. of pages: 168
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2020
  • Published: October 8, 2020
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128196182
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128227633

About the Author

Paul Reedy

Paul Reedy is the founder and owner of 4th Street Global, a digital evidence business located in Washington DC, but operating around the world. 4th Street Global provides strategic consultancy, investigational and analytical services in digital forensics, e-discovery, cybersecurity and forensic accounting. Prior to founding #4SG, Mr Reedy established the Digital Evidence Laboratory at the Washington DC Department of Forensic Sciences after holding various high-level positions within the Australian Federal Police in Canberra, Australia. Mr. Reedy held various high-level positions within the Australian Federal Police in Canberra, Australia. These positions included: Coordinator of Electronic Evidence, National Manager of Forensic and Data Centers and Manager of Forensic Operations. He is currently a member of the organizing committee with Interpol International Forensic Science Managers Symposium, Lyon, France, as well as a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology / Department of Justice, Organization of Scientific Area Committees, Subcommittee on Digital Evidence and Multimedia, Washington, D.C. He has authored numerous articles and presents internationally on the subject of digital forensics.

Affiliations and Expertise

Paul Reedy, Owner & Founder, 4th Street Global: A Digital Evidence Consultancy, District of Columbia, Washington, DC, USA

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