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Digital Investigation Techniques: A NIST Scientific Foundation Review

A closeup photograph of person's hands as they solder a wire onto a circuit board.

A digital forensics expert prepares to extract data from a mobile phone.

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NIST has published Digital Investigation Techniques: A NIST Scientific Foundation Review. This report, currently in draft form, reviews the methods that digital forensics experts use to analyze evidence from computers, mobile phones and other electronic devices

Report

Download the full draft report.

Background Information

For background information, read our news release: NIST Publishes Review of Digital Investigation Techniques.

Public Comment

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has now closed the comment period on the NIST Internal Report 8354-DRAFT “Digital Investigation Techniques: A NIST Scientific Foundation Review.” All comments received as part of the public record have been compiled into a single PDF document available here.

Webinar

NIST hosted a 3-hour webinar to discuss the draft report and its findings on June 1, 2022. To watch a recording of the webinar click here.

More Information

For more information on this and other NIST Scientific Foundation Reviews, visit our Scientific Foundation Reviews page.

 

Contacts

Created May 5, 2022, Updated September 21, 2022