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Big Data Forensics – Learning Hadoop Investigations by Joe Sremack

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Locating sources of data

Finding the sources of data to collect is an iterative process. This process includes gathering data requirements, identifying which systems are available, determining which systems contain data that match the requirements, and assessing whether the data in those relevant systems is viable for collection. This top-down approach is represented in detail in the following figure:

Locating sources of data

Figure 1: The identification process

Compiling data requirements

The first step is to compile the list of data requirements. For a litigation-related collection, these data requirements are determined based on the merits of the case. In the meet and confer ...

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