Title: Mobile Forensics: Evidence Collection and Malicious Activity Identification in PPDR Systems

Year of Publication: Dec - 2014
Page Numbers: 42-48
Authors: Konstantia Barbatsalou , Edmundo Monteiro and Paulo Simoes
Conference Name: The International Conference in Information Security and Digital Forensics (ISDF2014)
- Greece


During the last decade, smartphones have shown increased computational and networking capabilities. With the high bandwidth supported by Fourth Generation/ Long-Term Evolution (4G/LTE) technology, end-users will enjoy improved quality of communications, especially concerning data transfer services [1] in commercial and dedicated, Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) systems. PPDR infrastructures “are used by agencies and organizations dealing with the maintenance of law and order, the protection of life and property and with emergencies” [2]. With this transition, many research fields are developing, especially related to security issues. This work summarizes how the discipline of Mobile Forensics (MF), with various acquisition methods, complements traditional anti-malware and detection systems and contributes to malicious activity identification in PPDR systems. Additionally, a framework based on MF methods is proposed, alongside with its infrastructure and components. Estimations about the validation procedure and expected results are performed. Lastly, upcoming challenges and further research are discussed.