Proposed workshop on Requirements and Guidelines for a complete end-to-end mobile forensic investigation chain (MS)  

Proposed workshop on Requirements and Guidelines for a complete end-to-end mobile forensic investigation chain (MS)

Mobile devices, especially smartphones represent a unique challenge for law enforcement. Criminal offenders, organised crime and terrorist organisations use mobile devices for various purposes, which provides challenges for criminal prosecution. Law enforcement need to not only access the data stored on mobile devices, but also provide it as court evidence in a trustworthy and reliable manner.

The overarching objective of Horizon 2020 project FORMOBILE has been set up to establish a complete end-to-end forensic investigation chain that targets mobile devices and includes an appropriate standard. Adherence to the standards during all steps of investigation in this field is of critical importance for the evidences being regarded as reliable and accepted for the court, and development of such standard is of utmost importance to secure the successful outcome of the investigation.
The Workshop intends to deliver one Workshop Agreement on 'Requirements and Guidelines for a complete end-to-end mobile forensic investigation chain' focusing on the processes, specific for mobile forensics and including the following topics:

  1. Device seizure
  2. Data preservation
  3. Data acquisition
  4. Data examination and analysis
  5. Documentation of all investigation steps
  6. Reporting
  7. Evaluation and sharing of information with other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs)

In addition to the process-related issues, the above CWA will cover requirements for new curriculum for training of LEA officers, security practitioners and criminal prosecution experts to ensure that the evidence from mobile devices is court-approved across national borders.

The kick-off meeting will be held on 02 April 2020 in Vienna (AT), at Austrian Standards International (ASI).

All interested parties are invited to submit comments on the draft Project Plan to Workshop Secretary, Dr. Olga RADCHUK (o.radchuk@austrian-standards.at)

The final deliverable of this Workshop (CEN/CWA) is expected to be adopted in March 2022.

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