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Publication Citation: Ten years of computer forensic tool testing

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Author(s): James R. Lyle; Barbara Guttman; Richard P. Ayers;
Title: Ten years of computer forensic tool testing
Published: October 12, 2011
Abstract: The Computer Forensic Tool Testing (CFTT) project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been active since 2000. The project develops methodologies for testing computer forensic software tools by the creation of general tool specifications, test procedures, test criteria, and test data sets. The results provide the information necessary for toolmakers to improve tools, for users to make informed choices about acquiring and using computer forensics tools, and for interested parties to understand the capabilities of such tools. Our approach for testing computer forensic tools is based on well-recognized international methodologies for conformance testing.
Citation: Digital Evidence and Electronic Signature Law Review
Volume: 8
Pages: pp. 139 - 147
Keywords: Digital forensics; software testing
Research Areas: Conformance Testing, Computer Forensics
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