University of Hertfordshire

  • Andrew Jones
  • Fahad Alanazi
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Original languageEnglish
Article number29
Pages (from-to)546-550
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2017


Digital forensics seeks to achieve the successful investigation of digital crimes through obtaining acceptable evidence from digital devices that can be presented in a court of law. Thus, the digital forensics investigation is normally performed through a number of phases in order to achieve the required level of accuracy in the investigation processes. Since 1984 there have been a number of models and frameworks developed to support the digital investigation processes. In this paper, we review a number of the investigation processes that have been produced throughout the years and introduce a proposed digital forensic model which is based on the scope of the Saudi Arabia investigation process. The proposed model has been integrated with existing models for the investigation processes and produced a new phase to deal with a situation where there is initially insufficient evidence.


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