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Considerations Towards a Cyber Crime Profiling System

Arthur, Olivier, Venter, and Eloff


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K. K. Arthur, M. S. Olivier, H. S. Venter, and J. H. P. Eloff. “Considerations Towards a Cyber Crime Profiling System”. In: Proceedings of AReS 2008 — The Third International Conference on Availability, Security and Reliability. Ed. by S. Jakoubi, S. Tjoa, and E. R. Weippl. IEEE, 2008, pp. 1388–1393


The field of digital forensics is faced with a number of challenges, given the constant growth in technologies. The reliability and integrity associated with digital evidence from disparate sources is also a perpetual challenge, requiring considerable human interpretation in the reconstruction of any particular sequence of events. In this paper we present a framework for an integrity-aware forensic evidence management system (FEMS). In an effort to automate the analysis process, this system would provide investigators with a holistic view of the forensic evidence at hand; thereby providing insights into the quality of investigative inferences. The Biba integrity model is incorporated to preserve the integrity of digital evidence, while Casey’s Certainty Scale is chosen as the integrity classification scheme. A finite state automaton (FSA) is used to model the behaviour of the FEMS. In so doing, cyber crime profiling is achieved.

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The definitive version of the paper is available from the publisher.
DOI: 10.1109/ARES.2008.107

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author={Kweku K Arthur and Martin S Olivier and Hein S Venter and Jan H P Eloff},
title={Considerations Towards a Cyber Crime Profiling System},
booktitle={Proceedings of AReS 2008 --- The Third International Conference on Availability,
Security and Reliability},
editor={Stefan Jakoubi and Simon Tjoa and Edgar R Weippl},
publisher={IEEE} )