Paraben offers free eBook on Validation of Forensic Tools
Validation in forensics, whether digital or physical, is paramount. Today not only do we face rapidly changing technology, we also have to deal with the large array of changes from manufacturers that can cause our forensic tools to have failures. A validation plan should be put in place to ensure the best possible practices in the production of evidence from digital devices.
While validation has long since been a basic rule in forensics, many organizations still take this task lightly. The National Institute Standards in Technology (NIST) states that digital evidence needs to be repeatable and reproducible. That is the core need to confirm with validation testing. Paraben’s simple guide walks you through the process of designing a validation plan. Although this guide is provided by a software provider it is completely agnostic to the tool and is a simple to follow process that validates tools.
“We have always believed that validation is the cornerstone of digital forensics. Especially with the rapid changes in technology, the need is even greater to make sure the tool you are using is producing the results it should,”stated Amber Schroader, CEO at Paraben and longtime practitioner in the field.
The eBook is offered for free via a download on the Paraben site at:
In addition to the eBook, you also receive a template that can be used for a validation template when doing validation on mobile forensic tools.
It only takes one expert to question your processes to cause your lab’s credibility to suffer. Validation is a simple way to maintain the best principles when dealing with digital evidence of all types.
About Paraben Corporation:
Since 2001 Paraben has been a foundation in solutions for mobile devices, smartphones, email, hard drives, and gaming system forensics. Paraben has been forging ahead to develop new approaches for dealing with digital evidence. Paraben’s focus on mobility led to many other areas of innovation including the research and development into the Internet of Things (IoT) with the Forensics of EverythingTM (FoE). Paraben supports logical and physical images with mobile devices and 100% of the smartphones on the market. In addition, Paraben can add to an existing arsenal with specialized tools for unique data such as network email servers, local email archives, internet related data, and gaming systems. Paraben provides software with a unified vision and interface for dealing with all types of digital data. From start to finish Paraben offers solutions that can build new capabilities into any digital investigation.