An Overview to Digital Forensics Tools
Blakely Santiago, Waldemar
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This paper is in support of seven newly created tutorials, focused on different digital forensic analysis tools. The tutorials are intended as in-class laboratory exercise for the computer forensics classes at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico. These tutorials are specifically designed to provide basic understanding on the functionalities and capabilities of each particular digital forensic tool. The seven tutorials will serve as a starting point for new users to explore and acquire knowledge in the computer forensics field. Forensic analysis tools are currently been used by law enforcement, private forensic investigators and particular individuals to recover evidence, company files or personal files from specifics electronic medias. The correct use of digital forensics tools is a key factor in the recovery, authentication and analysis phase of electronic data. The newly created tutorials provide examples of the examination phases of electronic media and digital data. Key Terms - Data Recovery, Electronic Data, Forensics, Storage Device, Tutorial.