The Second International ICST Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime (ICDF2C 2010) was hosted in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, during October 4–6, 2010. The conference was attended by over 100 international participants including academics, senior government officials from the UAE, and corporate attendees. ICDF2C 2010 attracted significant media attention and was featured in prestigious media outlets such as The National, Gulf News, Al Bayan, Khaleej Times and Abu Dhabi TV.
The conference program showcased credible, peer-reviewed academic research paper presentations, industry speakers, and two tutorials.
Keynote presenters of this year’s conference were exceptional experts of the field. Paul Kurtz, a world renowned cyber security expert, former Assistant to the President of the United States and Senior Director for Critical Infrastructure Protection in the White House Homeland Security Council, presented on the first day. Marcus Rogers, research scholar, professor, and a fellow of CERIAS, delivered his keynote address on the second day. The third day tutorials addressed special topics in digital forensics. The session presented by respected scholar Nasir Memon from NYU-Poly focused on the latest advancements in digital image forensics. The second tutorial led by Bhadran V.K., Director of the Resource Centre for Cyber Forensics in India, concentrated on issues of networkforensics.
Special guests of the UAE’s Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Justice also honored the event with their presence: His Excellency Major General Khalil Dawood Badran; Lt. Colonel Al Shamsi; His Honor Dr. Mohamad Obaid Al Kaebi, Judge of Fujeirah Court; His Honor Dr. Omar Obaid Algoul, Judge of Ajman Court, and Dr. Suleiman Al Jassim, Vice President of Zayed University.
ICDF2C 2010 received generous support from the UAE Ministry of Interior and various corporate sponsors. The recognition of such an important event bythe Ministry of Interior showed great dedication to studying and resolving the issue of cyber crime in the United Arab Emirates. ICDF2C 2010 as a flagship event in the diverse field of digital forensics greatly contributed to encourage the dialogue between science, government, practitioners and business.
This book contains a selection of thoroughly refereed and revised papers from the Second International ICST Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber Crime, ICDF2C 2010, held October 4-6, 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The field of digital forensics is becoming increasingly important for law enforcement, network security, and information assurance. It is a multidisciplinary area that encompasses a number of fields, including law, computer science, finance, networking, data mining, and criminal justice. The 14 papers in this volume describe the various applications of this technology and cover a wide range of topics including law enforcement, disaster recovery, accounting frauds, homeland security, and information warfare.