Title: Empirical Survey on Advances of Network Forensics in the Emerging Networks

Issue Number: Vol. 7, No. 1
Year of Publication: March - 2018
Page Numbers: 38-46
Authors: A R Jayakrishnan, V. Vasanthi
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong
DOI:  http://dx.doi.org/10.17781/P002320


In the modern world, where most of the population is connected to the internet via smart devices, the surface for committing crimes and being attacked by hackers have been increased drastically. Number of cybercrimes keep increasing and may ramp up when IoT, M2M, 5G and other new network technologies become more popular in coming years. The electronic crimes that involve the use of computer networks are considered the most complex category. After an attack is identified on a network, there is a necessity for computer forensics to investigate and gather digital evidence to bring to justice. Network forensics is dealt with the dynamic and volatile information instead of static/stored data. Hence, highly sophisticated techniques are required for instantaneously tracing down criminals network activities. A honeypot tool can be used to trap intruders and collect essential information on the crime activities. Classification of network forensics, reviews on emerging network areas, intrusion and prevention methods, attack detection process, network forensic process, reviews on various NFATs, survey on network forensic approaches are incorporated in this paper.