Cyber Forensic Lab Setup and Its Requirement

Cyber Forensic Lab Setup and Its Requirement

Mohammad Z. Khan (Integral University, India), Mohd. Shoaib (Aligarh Muslim University, India) and Faiyaz Ahmad (Integral University, India)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1558-7.ch007
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The year 1978 was the year when the first computer-related crime took place; it was alteration or deletion of data. The day-by-day level and intensity of cybercrime has strengthened and is getting stronger in nature in the current era. So, to achieve accuracy during the investigation, an intensive investigation environment or lab is needed. This will help the investigation team in various ways. More advanced techniques and tools are used in a current age lab setup, and solutions to forensically examine a variety of digital devices apart from computers are made.
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Cyber Forensic Lab Setup

Best rated software and set of related hardware are required for setting up a cyber-forensic lab; additionally, we need related services, data transmission facilities and accessories, and devices that are forensically equipped for specialized digital forensics. These essential set of components will enhance your analytical skills towards the forensic investigation of digital data evidence available at different places like hard disks drives, different categories of flash drives, Random Access Memory, circuits, or even cloud-based storage. While most of the equipment is designed to help in a different type of analysis such as evidence-based analysis, etc. and also provide support to preserve and prevent evidence tampering (Baryamureeba, V 2004).
Figure 1.

Example of Cyber Forensics equipment


This figure 1 shows the general lab setup view in a modelled approach where commuters are well equipped with different basic components as discussed above (Hardware, Software, other forensics-related components)

Equipment Required

These are the most essential list for the setup of; these are very basic in nature:

  • Hardware Devices

  • Software Applications

  • Specialized Accessories

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      Evidence Collections

  • Specialized Devices

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      Evidence Preservation

  • Specialized kit

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      Digital Data Investigation Kits

  • Other hardware Assemblage Tools

  • Transmission Cables

  • Data Connectors

Key Terms in this Chapter

Cyber Forensics: Computer forensics (also known as computer forensic science) is a branch of digital forensic science pertaining to evidence found in computers and digital storage media.

ISO Quality: The ISO 9000 family addresses various aspects of quality management and contains some of ISO’s best known standards.

Certification Related to Cyber Forensics: These are provided by IACIS, The International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists, and ISFCE, The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners.

Hardware and Software for Lab: The Cyber Center lab will establish a baseline (golden) hardware and software configuration that is ready to execute lab exercises.

Forensics Lab: The DFS’s Forensic Science Laboratory Division (FSL) collects, examines, analyzes, and reports on physical evidence submitted in criminal cases.

Laboratory Accreditation Process: Laboratory accreditation can provide a standard which can ensure confidence in the results obtained from the examination of digital evidence.

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