Chapter 3. Establishing and Managing a Digital Forensics Laboratory

Introduction

This chapter will describe how to establish and manage a digital forensics unit, based on the real-world experience of the authors.

The creation and management of a digital forensics laboratory that is capable of meeting the current and future needs of increasingly high-tech-dependent organizations and environments in government, law enforcement, and the commercial sector is something that should be given considerable thought and planning, since the cost and resource implications are significant. One of the early things to consider in each of these areas is, “Is it a dedicated resource, or is it possible to collaborate and share resources with other groups with ...

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