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Big Digital Forensic Data

Volume 2: Quick Analysis for Evidence and Intelligence


Part of the SpringerBriefs on Cyber Security Systems and Networks book series (BRIEFSCSSN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Darren Quick, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
    Pages 1-4
  3. Darren Quick, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
    Pages 5-28
  4. Darren Quick, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
    Pages 29-47
  5. Darren Quick, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
    Pages 49-66
  6. Darren Quick, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
    Pages 67-81
  7. Darren Quick, Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo
    Pages 83-86

About this book


This book provides an in-depth understanding of big data challenges to digital forensic investigations, also known as big digital forensic data. It also develops the basis of using data mining in big forensic data analysis, including data reduction, knowledge management, intelligence, and data mining principles to achieve faster analysis in digital forensic investigations. By collecting and assembling a corpus of test data from a range of devices in the real world, it outlines a process of big digital forensic data analysis for evidence and intelligence. It includes the results of experiments on vast volumes of real digital forensic data. The book is a valuable resource for digital forensic practitioners, researchers in big data, cyber threat hunting and intelligence, data mining and other related areas.


Big forensic data Big digital forensic data Cyber forensics Cyber threat evidence Cyber threat hunting Cyber threat intelligence Digital forensics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.University of Texas at San AntonioSan AntonioUSA

About the authors

Dr. Darren Quick is a Senior Intelligence Technologist with the Australian Department of Home Affairs and a former Digital Forensic Investigator with the Australian Border Force, and previously an Electronic Evidence Specialist with the South Australia Police. He has undertaken over 650 digital forensic investigations involving many thousands of digital evidence items. In 2012 Darren was awarded membership of the Golden Key International Honour Society, in 2014 he received a Highly Commended award from the Australian National Institute of Forensic Science, and in 2015 received the Publication of the Year award from the Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers.

Dr. Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo holds the Cloud Technology Endowed Professorship at The University of Texas at San Antonio, is an adjunct associate professor at the University of South Australia, a fellow of the Australian Computer Society, and a senior member of IEEE. He and his team won the Digital Forensics Research Challenge 2015 organized by Germany's University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and he is the recipient of various awards including the ESORICS 2015 Best Paper Award, the 2014 Highly Commended Award from the Australia New Zealand Policing Advisory Agency, Fulbright Scholarship in 2009, the 2008 Australia Day Achievement Medallion, and the British Computer Society's Wilkes Award in 2008.

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