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“INFORM” awarded 2nd place

The SBA FIT-IT proposal “INFORM” (Internet Forensic Framework) has been awarded the 2nd place in the competition for the best proposal among all proposals for “Trust in IT-Systems” in 2009.

The goal of “INFORM” is to study current challenges in computer forensics and to produce tools that enricht the toolset of a forensic analysist. In the traditional approach, the seizure of the suspects hard drives is used to analyse traces of malicious activities. With the widesread availability of hard drive encryption tools, online file storate systems and bootable Linux distributions that leave no traces on the hard drive, new tools and procedures are needed to support the evidence collection process. Social networks and anonymization networks pose further challenges for online forensics that will be adressed by “INFORM”.

The news report on futurezone and derstandard.

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