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NIST Releases Special Publication 800-202, a Guide to Help Digital Forensics Investigators Place Data on Mobile Devices

NIST has published Special Publication (SP) 800-202, Quick Start Guide for Populating Mobile Test Devices which is meant to be used with Federated Testing, an expansion of NIST’s Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) Program. The CFTT provides digital forensics investigators and labs with test materials for forensic tool testing. The goal of Federated Testing is to help digital forensics investigators to test tools used in their labs and to enable sharing of test results within the digital forensics community.

The goals of SP 800-202 are twofold: 1) provide guidance for how to place test data on a mobile device for use in forensic tool testing and 2) provide guidance to select data elements for inclusion that ensure effective testing.

Released May 10, 2018, Updated May 11, 2018