This research explores the challenges posed by solid state drives (SSD) n digital forensics. Evidence acquisition has never been this stochastic with hard disk drives (HDD) because, they have been the most dominant storage devices since the 1950s. This is why most of the legal and technical guidelines for conducting acceptable forensics are built around hard disk drives. Today, the proliferation of solid state drives in the market has caused unforeseeable turbulence with substantial impact on the way non volatile memory forensics are conducted. This research thoroughly investigates solid state drives architecture through literature review and practical usability, to understand its functionality so that the opportunity for learning can be identified, and a solution can be proposed to bridge the knowledge gap in forensic practice. Series of experiments were conducted and results indicates that solid state drives are structurally different from hard disk drives thus, established forensic guidelines cannot be fully adoptable when dealing with solid state drives.
Published In:IJCSN Journal Volume 9, Issue 3
Date of Publication : June 2020
Pages : 123-129
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Song Shombot Emmanuel :
graduated from the University of East London with a Bachelor's degree in Software Engineering in 2012 and a Master's degree in Information Security and Digital Forensics in 2017. He is currently working as a Lecturer in Federal University Lafia, Nigeria. S.S. Emmanuel has been a constant recipient of the Dean's list award of academic excellence in 4 consecutive semesters during his Undergraduate years and also won the Tertiary Education Trust Fund Award (TETFUND in 2016. The author's current research interest is IoT and Big Data Analytics.
Dr. Ameer Al Nemrat :
is a senior lecturer at the School of
Architecture, Computing and Engineering, University of East
London (UEL). He also the Director of Professional Doctorate in
Information Security & the MSc Information Security and Digital
Forensics programmes. In addition, Ameer i s the founder and the
director of the Electronic Evidence Laboratory, UEL. Ameer is a
research active in the area of cybercrime and digital forensics
where he has been publishing research papers in peer reviewed
conferences and internationally reputed jour nals. He is a co editor
of the book "Issues in Cybercrime, Security, and Digital Forensics".
He also was the guest editor of the special issue of the
International Journal of Electronic Security and Digital Forensics
(IJESDF). Ameer has led a Cybercrime Pr ogramme Project with a
German institution, which won for the second time in a row, the
"Good Practice Award" from The European Commission under the
Leonardo da Vinci scheme which focuses on the teaching and
training needs of those involved in vocati onal ed ucation and
training." Ameer was also nominated as the "Best Lecturer" for
2015 Student Led Teaching Awards Spotlight on Great
Shehu Mohammed Ahmed :
is a graduate from Federal University
of Technology Minna with bachelor's of Technology in Mathematics
and Computer Science 2010 and Master's of Technology in
Mathematics 2016. He is currently working as Lecturer in
Department of Computer Science Federal University of Lafia.
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