A Review of Application Challenges of Digital Forensics

Kenneth Okereafor (National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS), Nigeria); Rania Djehaiche (Mohamed El Bachir El Ibrahimi University of Bordj Bou Arreridj, Algeria)

The growing preference of automation and digital transformation over semi manual operations in the corporate world has led to an exponential rise in the applications of computer technology, internet and web assets for everyday living, resulting in significant behavioural adjustments, particularly how humans communicate with each other and interact with the environment. Unfortunately, digital growth has also given rise to different forms of cyber criminalities in industry, government and academia. With many cyberattacks becoming more and more sophisticated, it is equally becoming increasingly difficult to trace cybersecurity breaches without first establishing an accurate mechanism for data collection and analysis offered by digital forensics. In the absence of reliable data analysis, the scope of digital forensic operations required to respond to modern cybersecurity breaches could become significantly challenging, costly and open-ended. This paper reviews the major challenges faced by organizations in performing effective digital forensic operations.

Conference: UKSim-AMSS 22nd International Conference on Computer Modelling and Simulation, UKSim2020

Published: Mar 25, 2020

DOI: 10.5013/IJSSST.a.21.02.35