A History of Digital Forensics

  title={A History of Digital Forensics},
  author={Mark Pollitt},
  booktitle={IFIP Int. Conf. Digital Forensics},
The field of digital forensics is relatively new. While its history may be chronologically short, it is complex. This paper outlines the early history of digital forensics from the perspective of an early participant. The history is divided into four epochs: pre-history, infancy, childhood and adolescence. Each of these epochs is examined from the perspective of the people involved, the criminal targets, the forensic tools utilized, the organizational structures that supported digital forensic… CONTINUE READING

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