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Privacy levels for computer forensics: toward a more efficient privacy-preserving investigation


Halboob, Waleed Abduljabbar Mohammed and Mahmod, Ramlan and Udzir, Nur Izura and Abdullah @ Selimun, Mohd Taufik (2015) Privacy levels for computer forensics: toward a more efficient privacy-preserving investigation. Procedia Computer Science, 56. pp. 370-375. ISSN 1877-0509


Computer forensics and privacy protection fields are two conflicting directions in computer security. In the other words, computer forensics tools try to discover and extract digital evidences related to a specific crime, while privacy protection techniques aim at protecting the data owner’s privacy. As a result, finding a balance between these two fields is a serious challenge. Existing privacypreserving computer forensics solutions consider all data owner’s data as private and, as a result, they collect and encrypt the entire data. This increases the investigation cost in terms of time and resources. So, there is a need for having privacy levels for computer forensics so that only relevant data are collected and then only private relevant data are encrypted. This research paper proposes privacy levels for computer forensics. It starts with classifying forensic data, and analyzing all data access possibilities in computer forensics. Then, it defines several privacy levels based on the found access possibilities. The defined privacy levels lead to more efficient privacy-preserving computer forensics solution.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.procs.2015.07.222
Publisher: Elsevier
Keywords: Computer forensics; Privacy protection; Privacy levels; Cryptography; Forensic imaging
Depositing User: Mohd Noor Ismail
Date Deposited: 04 May 2016 03:33
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2016 08:42
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