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Professionalism in Digital Forensics

Ethical conduct in digital forensics. Prof. Alastair Irons (University of Sunderland)

This talk highlights professional and ethical issues associated with digital forensic investigation. In the talk we will consider standards and competence in digital investigations and what impact this has on potential outcomes to the investigation. We will consider accreditation and issues such as licence to practice. Finally we will explore some of the ethical dilemmas that can come into play during digital investigations.

Alastair is an Academic Dean for Faculty of Technology. His current subject specific research centres on cybersecurity and digital forensics - particularly on approaches to proactively reducing cybercrime; evaluating threat sharing protocols and procedures; and professional accreditation in digital forensics. Alastair is also interested in pedagogic research in computer science - focusing on problem based learning but also assessment and feedback.