Patlet for Digital Forensics First Responders

Kotze and Olivier


Citation information

D. Kotze and M. S. Olivier. Patlet for digital forensics first responders. In A. M. Tjoa and R. R. Wagner, editors, Proceedings: Eighteenth International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications, pages 770–774. IEEE, 2007


The process of investigating a crime committed by using digital means is called Digital Forensics (DF). DF training is critical, especially since first responders to a digital crime scene often contaminate the evidence unknowingly.

A pattern is a generic solution to a repeating problem. The authors propose a DF pattern template (patlet - as it is only a proposal) to govern the above-mentioned issue. The patlet is illustrated by its application using a live-CD based tool for first responder validation of DF evidence.

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DOI: 10.1109/DEXA.2007.4312998

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AUTHOR={Dirk Kotze and Martin S Olivier},
TITLE={Patlet for Digital Forensics First Responders},
BOOKTITLE={Proceedings: Eighteenth International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications},
EDITOR={A M Tjoa and R R Wagner},

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