[ISN] Businesses urged to devise digital-forensics plans

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Fri, 5 Dec 2008 00:32:44 -0600 (CST)

By Tom Espiner
03 Dec 2008 

Firms should put in place forensics plans for incidents that may require 
computer evidence to be handed over, according to an influential 
security body.

The Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC) published a report on 
Tuesday that aims to provide organisations with guidance on retaining 
computer forensics evidence.

Evidence of disputed transactions, suspected fraud, complaints of 
negligence, cyberattacks and theft of data is required to support an 
organisation's position in legal proceedings, according to the 
Directors' and Corporate Advisors' Guide to Digital Investigations and 
Evidence [1].

Formulating a "forensics readiness plan" would enable organisations to 
be prepared for high-frequency, low-impact situations, and should go 
hand in hand with a disaster-recovery plan, according to the report's 
author, professor Peter Sommer.
[1] http://www.iaac.org.uk/Portals/0/DigitalInvestigationsGuide.pdf


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