Chain of custody for handling digital evidences properly
Basic course on how to establish a correct chain of custody to assure the integrity of digital evidences
Lawyers, Magistrates, Judges, Forensic Experts, Law Enforcement.
In order to present a multimedia content (digital image, video sequence, audio track) as a possible evidence in court, its correct chain of custody must be assured, that is, the process for the identification, collection, acquisition, preservation of a digital evidence. Since digital data are vulnerable, it is mandatory to follow an appropriate methodology to ensure their integrity.
- The digital data and its vulnerability: integrity versus authenticity
- Chain of custody for digital evidences according to International Standards (ISO/IEC 27037, ISO/IEC 27041, ISO/IEC 27042, SWGIT/SWGDE Guidelines)
- Operating procedures for preserving integrity of multimedia contents
- Practical session: hash computing and verification, testing on digital data vulnerability