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Digital Triage Forensics by Richard Watson, Stephen Pearson

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Chapter 6 The changing role of a digital forensic investigator

The solution

Over the past 3 years, the High-Tech Crime Institute (HTCI) has been training weapons intelligence teams (WITs) in digital triage forensics (DTF). During this time, HTCI has seen a definite change in attitude toward the role of the digital forensic investigator. This attitude change can be attributed to several arguments.

Argument 1

An attitude exists that roughly says, “There are other people who can do digital forensics, so why not let them take care of it (in-country labs).” This argument, while partially true, is the worst argument to have. This attitude allows the small unit investigators to say they can pass it off to someone else and we don’t have to worry ...

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