Abstract—With the rapid advancements in information and communication technology in the world, crimes committed are becoming technically intensive. When crimes committed use digital devices, forensic examiners have to adopt practical frameworks and methods to recover data for analysis which can pose as evidence. Data Generation, Data Warehousing and Data Mining, are the three essential features involved in the investigation process. This paper proposes a unique way of generating, storing and analyzing data, retrieved from digital devices which pose as evidence in forensic analysis. A statistical approach is used in validating the reliability of the pre-processed data. This work proposes a practical framework for digital forensics on flash drives.
—Digital Forensic, Flash Drive, Framework, Data Preprocessing.
Veena H Bhat, is a research scholar, at University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University, Bangalore. She is also associated with IBS-Bangalore, #19/3, Srinivasa Industrial Estate, Kanakapura Road, Bangalore - 560062 India. (Phone: 09242744747; fax: 080-2668059; e-mail: email@example.com).
Prasanth G Rao is working as System Software Engineer at Hewlett Packard, Bangalore, India. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Abhilash R V, P Deepa Shenoy and Venugopal K R are with the Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University, Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, Bangalore University, Bangalore. L M Patnaik is Vice Chancellor at Defence Institute of Advanced Technology, Pune, India.
Cite: Veena H Bhat, Prasanth G Rao, Abhilash R V, P Deepa Shenoy, Venugopal K R and L M Patnaik, "A Data Mining Approach for Data Generation and Analysis for Digital Forensic Application," International Journal of Engineering and Technology
vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 313-319, 2010.