Proactive digital forensics: The ever-increasing need for standardization

Antonis Mouhtaropoulos, Chang Tsun Li, Marthie Grobler

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Proactive digital forensics is a phase within the digital forensics lifecycle that deals with pre-incident preparation. Despite the increasing research on the pre-incident side of forensic investigations, little steps have been taken towards standardizing and regulating the process. This paper expresses the need for the standardization of the proactive forensics domain and argues that the first step towards the realization of a unified standard is the identification and evaluation of current proactive initiatives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings
Subtitle of host publication2012 European Intelligence and Security Informatics Conference (EISIC 2012)
PublisherIEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventEuropean Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics - Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, Odense, Denmark
Duration: 22 Aug 201224 Aug 2012


ConferenceEuropean Conference on Intelligence and Security Informatics
OtherIntelligence and Security Informatics (ISI) research is an interdisciplinary research field involving academic researchers in information technologies, computer science, public policy, bioinformatics, medical informatics, and social and behavior studies as well as local, state, and federal law enforcement and intelligence experts, and information technology industry consultants and practitioners to support counterterrorism and homeland security missions of anticipation, interdiction, prevention, preparedness and response to terrorist acts. The annual IEEE International ISI Conference series ( was started in 2003.
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