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Big Data Forensics – Learning Hadoop Investigations by Joe Sremack

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Chapter 3. Identifying Big Data Evidence

Identifying and fully collecting relevant evidence in the early stages of an investigation is critical to success. Improperly collecting evidence will, at a minimum, result in an embarrassing and difficult process of corrective efforts as well as wasted time. At worst, an improper collection will result in working with the incorrect set of data. In the latter case, court sanctions, lost cases, and ruined reputations can be expected. This chapter provides the guidance to ensure all relevant data is identified, so these situations do not occur.

Identifying evidence

Identifying evidence is a complex process. It involves surveying a set of possible sources of evidence and determining which sources warrant collection. ...

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