Patlet for Digital Forensics First Responders

Kotze and Olivier


Citation information

D. Kotze and M. S. Olivier. “Patlet for Digital Forensics First Responders”. In: Proceedings: Eighteenth International Workshop on Database and Expert Systems Applications. Ed. by A. M. Tjoa and R. R. Wagner. IEEE, 2007, pp. 770–774


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},
publisher={IEEE} )

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