Forensic laboratories and tools are pivotal to the success of any digital forensic investigation. Laboratory accreditation is a mechanism implemented to ensure that reliable and accurate results are obtained from any analysis. Forensic tools come in a wide range of categories including hardware, software, commercial, and open source.
“Data! Data! Data!” he cried impatiently. “I can’t make bricks without clay.”
—Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Copper ...