Potential difficulties during investigations due to solid state drive (SSD) technology

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Abstract

This paper discusses potential complications for Forensic Investigations due to the spread of Solid State Disc (SSD) technologies and influence of socio-technical factors. The discussion is drawing upon a study based on interviews with an experienced Forensic Investigator from Hampshire Constabularies Hi-Tech Crime Unit (HTCU), located in the United Kingdom. The goal of this study was to identify examples of what experienced forensic investigators believe the biggest drawbacks with examining SSDs are. Background case studies have been made in assistance to identify specific characteristics and features that may impact forensic investigations. Key characteristics include that SSD features may pose a threat as potential evidence can be rendered inaccessible; possibly impacting the case or project negatively. The main themes discussed in this paper are related to: Hardware-based encryption, Garbage Collection (GC), the TRIM command, Controller technology, SSD Interfaces, and SSD User needs. Socio-technical influences were acknowledged during the interviews with the Investigator, showing uncertainty to alternative Forensic methods. These themes have been scrutinized to identify how they impact and limit investigations.

Detaljer

Författare
  • James Cox
  • Peter Bednar
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • University of Portsmouth
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Annan data- och informationsvetenskap

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Titel på värdpublikationOrganizing for the Digital World
FörlagSpringer
Sidor75-91
Antal sidor17
Volym28
StatusPublished - 2018 aug 21
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

Publikationsserier

NamnLecture Notes in Information Systems and Organisation
FörlagSpringer
Volym28