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Digital forensic investigations: a new frontier for Informing Systems

Bednar, Peter LU and Katos, Vasilios (2008) ItAIS 2008: The 5th Conference of the Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems In [Host publication title missing] p.1-11
Abstract
Digital forensic investigators experience a need for support in their everyday struggle to overcome boundary problems associated with cyber crime inves-tigations. Traditional methods are socio-culturally and physically localised and dependent on strict and historically prescriptive political management. The new internet-worked cyber-world creates unprecedented difficulties for digital forensic investigations. This is directly linked with the inherently complex uncertainties and ambiguities related to a constant need for framing and re-framing of problem spaces under investigation. As such, in this paper we propose the recruitment of the discipline of Informing Systems in the context of digital discovery. Early findings of such an exercise... (More)
Digital forensic investigators experience a need for support in their everyday struggle to overcome boundary problems associated with cyber crime inves-tigations. Traditional methods are socio-culturally and physically localised and dependent on strict and historically prescriptive political management. The new internet-worked cyber-world creates unprecedented difficulties for digital forensic investigations. This is directly linked with the inherently complex uncertainties and ambiguities related to a constant need for framing and re-framing of problem spaces under investigation. As such, in this paper we propose the recruitment of the discipline of Informing Systems in the context of digital discovery. Early findings of such an exercise indicate that informing systems approaches can assist the investigation process by offering means for structuring uncertainty. As it is accepted that uncertainty is an inherent element in a crime scene, not least in a cyber crime scene, we consider the contribution of Informing Systems vital for the effectiveness of digital forensic investigation practices. (Less)
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Contextual Analysis, Critically Informed Analysis, Complex Systems, Systems Analysis, Digital Forensic, Contextual Inquiry
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[Host publication title missing]
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D'Atri, Alessandro
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11 pages
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Rome: CERSI
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ItAIS 2008: The 5th Conference of the Italian Chapter of the Association for Information Systems
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English
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  abstract     = {Digital forensic investigators experience a need for support in their everyday struggle to overcome boundary problems associated with cyber crime inves-tigations. Traditional methods are socio-culturally and physically localised and dependent on strict and historically prescriptive political management. The new internet-worked cyber-world creates unprecedented difficulties for digital forensic investigations. This is directly linked with the inherently complex uncertainties and ambiguities related to a constant need for framing and re-framing of problem spaces under investigation. As such, in this paper we propose the recruitment of the discipline of Informing Systems in the context of digital discovery. Early findings of such an exercise indicate that informing systems approaches can assist the investigation process by offering means for structuring uncertainty. As it is accepted that uncertainty is an inherent element in a crime scene, not least in a cyber crime scene, we consider the contribution of Informing Systems vital for the effectiveness of digital forensic investigation practices.},
  author       = {Bednar, Peter and Katos, Vasilios},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  editor       = {D'Atri, Alessandro},
  keyword      = {Contextual Analysis,Critically Informed Analysis,Complex Systems,Systems Analysis,Digital Forensic,Contextual Inquiry},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {1--11},
  publisher    = {Rome: CERSI},
  title        = {Digital forensic investigations: a new frontier for Informing Systems},
  year         = {2008},
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