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

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Andrew Butler

University of South Australia

Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo

The University of Texas at San Antonio

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Butler, Andrew and Choo, Kim-Kwang Raymond, IT Standards and Guides Do Not Adequately Prepare it Practitioners to Appear as Expert Witnesses: An Australian Perspective (2013). Security Journal, August 2013, DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1057/sj.2013.29. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2340232

Andrew Butler

University of South Australia ( email )

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Kim-Kwang Raymond Choo (Contact Author)

The University of Texas at San Antonio ( email )

San Antonio, TX 78249
United States
+12104587867 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://https://sites.google.com/site/raymondchooau/

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