Title: The Growing Attention on the Growth of Digital Forensics

Issue Number: Vol. 10, No. 1
Year of Publication: March - 2021
Page Numbers: 1-9
Authors: Thowg Alrasheed
Journal Name: International Journal of Cyber-Security and Digital Forensics (IJCSDF)
- Hong Kong


The current modern society highly depends on information technology (IT), communication networks, information and communication technologies (ICT), and the internet of things (IoT). In the same way, there has also been an increasing attention on the Cyber-physical systems and technologies and cloud-based services in undertaking the same. To increase their efficiency, companies and other business organisations are resorting to cutting-edge information and communication technologies in building their competitive edge in the industry. A focus on the value of these new approaches has seen a rapid growth in commercial activities in different industries, businesses, and a transformation of people’s live. However, amidst these positive benefits, there have been a growing fair share of challenges emanating from these developments. As an amicable solution, the growth of digital forensics has proved beneficial in aiding in investigations and prosecuting of criminal elements disrupting individuals and corporates in handling their personal and commercial activities. While digital forensics is considered effective in dealing with the present tech-based challenges, it also faces certain challenges in its execution. Though these technologies have brought immense ease and convenience, the advancement in new technological paradigms has motivated cybercriminals to violate laws and conduct cybercrime, electronic crime, and computer crime. A management of these technical and legal challenges could offer the much-needed reprieve in increasing the level of efficiency and effectiveness of digital forensics. Therefore, there is a need for a novel solution that can be used to investigate and prevent cybercriminal activities. For this purpose, digital forensics has gained tremendous attention. However, it has been discovered that digital forensic investigation is exposed to various challenges. Thus, the current research has identified key challenges while highlighting the significance of the forensic investigation.