Strategic Leadership in Digital Evidence: What Executives Need to Know provides leaders with broad knowledge and understanding of practical concepts in digital evidence, along with its impact on investigations. The book's chapters cover the differentiation of related fields, new market technologies, operating systems, social networking, and much more. This guide is written at the layperson level, although the audience is expected to have reached a level of achievement and seniority in their profession, principally law enforcement, security and intelligence. Additionally, this book will appeal to legal professionals and others in the broader justice system.
- Covers a broad range of challenges confronting investigators in the digital environment
- Addresses gaps in currently available resources and the future focus of a fast-moving field
- Written by a manager who has been a leader in the field of digital forensics for decades
1. Introduction 2. The Forensics Model is Dead 3. Statistical Surveys 4. Definitions, Disambiguation and Differentiation of Related Fields 5. Digital Forensics Process 6. Digital Forensics Organisational Capability 7. Education and Training 8. Quality Assurance 9. Human Factors 10. Tool Validation 11. Datasets 12. The Risks for Digital Evidence 13. Sources of Evidential Data 14. Cryptocurrency 15. Crime Types in the Digital Realm 16. Investigations 17. Emerging Trends 18. Conclusion
Paul Reedy is currently the Agency Operations Manager of the Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS), in the District of Columbia's office of the Deputy Mayor for Public Safety and Justice (DMPSJ), where he manages and transforms the division of DFS which oversees all aspects of digital evidence relating to criminal investigations. Prior to joining DFS Mr. Reedy held various high-level positions within the Australian Federal Police in Canberra, Australia. These positions included: Coordinator of Electronic Evidence, National Manager of Forensic and Data Centers and Manager of Forensic Operations. He is currently a member of the organizing committee with Interpol International Forensic Science Managers Symposium, Lyon, France, as well as a member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology / Department of Justice, Organization of Scientific Area Committees, Subcommittee on Digital Evidence and Multimedia, Washington, D.C. He has authored numerous articles and presents internationally on the subject of digital forensics.