As technology becomes more embedded into our lives, criminals have found more opportunities to perform malicious acts. Cybercrimes have become a major concern for the safety and well-being of organizations and communities. To combat these crimes, law enforcement authorities and governments have established cybersecurity and digital forensics teams to investigate incidents. As a result, digital forensics has become a necessity in law enforcement globally. In this preliminary review, we explore existing digital forensics research through reading and reviewing a random sample of fifty publications that appeared when searching for “digital forensics” and similar terms. The different domains, sub-domains, and topics are noted, and observed trends are analyzed. It was found that many of the publications in the sample were published in the last 5 years, focusing on topics related to distributed systems and data analysis. Any remaining issues that need to be addressed are also mentioned to determine the focus for future research.
Saleous, Heba and Gergely, Marton, "A Peek at the Digital Forensics Landscape" (2021). ECIS 2021 Research Papers. 87.
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