Internet of things forensics: The need, process models, and open issues

Maxim Chernyshev, Sherali Zeadally, Zubair Baig, Andrew Woodward

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The Internet of Things (IoT) brings a set of unique and complex challenges to the field of digital forensics. To take advantage of the volume and variety of data captured by and stored in ubiquitous IoT services, forensic investigators need to draw upon evidence-acquisition methods and techniques from all areas of digital forensics and possibly create new IoT-specific investigation processes. Although a number of conceptual process models have been developed to address the unique characteristics of the IoT, many challenges remain unresolved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-49
Number of pages10
JournalIT Professional
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1 2018

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  • Internet of Things
  • IoT
  • digital forensics
  • forensics
  • forensics technology
  • security

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Computer Science Applications


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