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Thursday, January 9 • 11:30am - 12:00pm
Required Elements for Constructing a Highly Adoptable and Adaptive Digital Forensic Model

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Research indicated a lack of a widely-accepted digital forensic model. This qualitative modified Delphi study identifies the acceptable digital forensic model elements required to create a widely-accepted digital forensic model with a high degree of usefulness, a low degree of difficulty, and the capability of organizational acclimation through adaptation. The study consisted of elemental theme generation using a United States sample population of 20 experts in the field of digital forensics from private and public sectors. Participants have all been through a certification process, have more than five years’ experience, and considered forensic experts by U.S. courts. Participants evaluated the researched potential of forensic model elements from formerly suggested models and best practices in addition to the open-ended questions they answered. The analysis of the captured participant data involved the use of ATLAS.ti Qualitative Data Analysis Software and the use of Apache OpenOffice. The Delphi method provided six themes centered on the required elements of an adoptable and adaptive digital forensic model. Participant responses confirmed the literature review data, indicating there is no standard forensic model. Only six participants indicated that they use a forensic model of some type. The identified elemental themes provide a foundation for future research into establishing a digital forensic model that would be widely accepted and have a high degree of usefulness, a low degree of difficulty, and the capability of organizational acclimation through adaptation.

Attendees Will Learn: 
  • The digital forensic processes currently used, despite no official model. 
  • The 6 themes produced from the study, which cover the elements required to create a widely accepted digital forensic model. Incorporating these elements into their local analysis/forensic models can potentially enhance security.

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Ken Rodgers

Digital Forensic Examiner, K-Rod Technology
Ken Rodgers is a digital forensic consultant for K-Rod and former Senior Forensic Examiner with the FBI, where he has performed digital forensic examinations on cell phones, hard drives, and various other devices with operating systems such as Linux and Windows. Ken has testified... Read More →

Thursday January 9, 2020 11:30am - 12:00pm EST
Regency Ballroom Hyatt Regency Savannah 2 W. Bay Street Savannah GA 31401