The growing impact of full disk encryption on digital forensics

  title={The growing impact of full disk encryption on digital forensics},
  author={Eoghan Casey and Geoff Fellows and Matthew Geiger and Gerasimos Stellatos},
  journal={Digital Investigation},
The increasing use of full disk encryption (FDE) can significantly hamper digital investigations, potentially preventing access to all digital evidence in a case. The practice of shutting down an evidential computer is not an acceptable technique when dealing with FDE or even volume encryption because it may result in all data on the device being rendered inaccessible for forensic examination. To address this challenge, there is a pressing need for more effective on-scene capabilities to detect… CONTINUE READING
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