Towards forensic-ready software systems

Liliana Pasquale, Dalal Alrajeh, Claudia Peersman, Thein Tun, Bashar Nuseibeh, Awais Rashid

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As software becomes more ubiquitous, and the risk of cyber-crimes increases, ensuring that software systems are forensic-ready (i.e., capable of supporting potential digital investigations) is critical. However, little or no attention has been given to how well-suited existing software engineering methodologies and practices are for the systematic development of such systems. In this paper, we consider the meaning of forensic readiness of software, define forensic readiness requirements, and highlight some of the open software engineering challenges in the face of forensic readiness. We use a real software system developed to investigate online sharing of child abuse media to illustrate the presented concepts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2018)
Subtitle of host publicationNew Ideas and Emerging Results Track
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9781450356626
Publication statusPublished - 27 May 2018

Structured keywords

  • Cyber Security


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