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Future Internet 2014, 6(3), 584-596;

Digital Forensics to Intelligent Forensics

The University of Sunderland, David Goldman Informatics Centre, St Peters Campus, Sunderland SR6 0DD, UK
University of Warwick (WMG), Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
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Received: 1 April 2014 / Revised: 22 August 2014 / Accepted: 2 September 2014 / Published: 12 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Contemporary and Future Digital Forensics)
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In this paper we posit that current investigative techniques—particularly as deployed by law enforcement, are becoming unsuitable for most types of crime investigation. The growth in cybercrime and the complexities of the types of the cybercrime coupled with the limitations in time and resources, both computational and human, in addressing cybercrime put an increasing strain on the ability of digital investigators to apply the processes of digital forensics and digital investigations to obtain timely results. In order to combat the problems, there is a need to enhance the use of the resources available and move beyond the capabilities and constraints of the forensic tools that are in current use. We argue that more intelligent techniques are necessary and should be used proactively. The paper makes the case for the need for such tools and techniques, and investigates and discusses the opportunities afforded by applying principles and procedures of artificial intelligence to digital forensics intelligence and to intelligent forensics and suggests that by applying new techniques to digital investigations there is the opportunity to address the challenges of the larger and more complex domains in which cybercrimes are taking place. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital forensics; intelligent forensics; digital intelligence; large data; social network analysis; artificial intelligence digital forensics; intelligent forensics; digital intelligence; large data; social network analysis; artificial intelligence

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