Chapter 3

Labs and tools

Abstract

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.

Keywords

American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors/Laboratory Accreditation Board
ASCLD/LAB
Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory
RCFL
Standard Operating Procedure
Quality Assurance
QA
Write Block
Accreditation
Certification
Examiners Final Report

“Data! Data! Data!” he cried impatiently. “I can’t make bricks without clay.”

—Sherlock Holmes in The Adventure of the Copper ...

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