IT Standards and Guides Do Not Adequately Prepare it Practitioners to Appear as Expert Witnesses: An Australian Perspective
Security Journal, August 2013, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1057/sj.2013.29
23 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2013
Date Written: 2013
Despite the ever increasing cyberspatial threats, the roles of expert evidence and the expert witness are not as widely known as it needs to be. In this paper, we examine the role of the digital forensic expert witness from three different, but related perspectives and analyse the Court requirements of the expert witness, and then review several existing Australian and international standards and guides for incident response to cyber security incidents.
Keywords: Digital forensics, Digital evidence, Expert evidence, Expert witness, Information technology (IT), IT practitioners
JEL Classification: C88, C89, K42, K49
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