Chapter 15. Understanding the Role of the Digital Forensic Laboratory Manager

Introduction

The word manager usually evokes feelings of panic on the part of the person that finds themselves holding this title as well as those whom he or she is managing. This is especially true in the area of digital forensics. This market is on the leading edge of technology; as such, managing people/technologies/processes in this area can be a chaotic undertaking. Nonetheless, a digital forensic laboratory manager must execute certain core functions. Even though this execution can be delegated, ultimate responsibility for the entire operation rests with the manager.

This chapter will describe the major functions of the digital forensic laboratory manager as ...

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