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Publication Citation: Guidelines on PDA Forensics, Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Author(s): Wayne Jansen; Richard P. Ayers;
Title: Guidelines on PDA Forensics, Recommendations of the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Published: November 01, 2004
Abstract: Forensic specialists periodically encounter unusual devices and new technologies normally not envisaged as having immediate relevance from a digital forensics perspective. The objective of the guide is twofold: to help organizations evolve appropriate policies and procedures for dealing with Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), and to prepare forensic specialists to deal with new situations when they are encountered. This guide provides an in-depth look into PDAs and explains associated technologies and their impact on the procedures for forensic specialists. It covers the characteristics of three families of devices: Pocket PC, Palm OS, and Linux based PDAs and the relevance of various operating systems associated.
Citation: NIST SP - 800-72
Keywords: Computer forensics; digital evidence; mobile device security
Research Areas: Computer Security, Cybersecurity, Telcommunications/Wireless, Computer Forensics, Information Technology
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