Forensic Steadier State

The process of investigating digital evidence requires the use of a forensic workstation. It is important for law enforcement and laboratory analysts to use a forensically sound machine when starting a new investigation. To prevent cross-contamination of remnants between cases, most law enforcement agencies seek to have a controlled operating environment that can be reset to a sterile state which ensures that all remnants of previous cases aren’t present. Forensic investigators need a viable automated solution for ensuring a controlled environment that ensures the probative value of digital evidence.

This project designed a process to forensically validate an existing open-source SteadyState™ solution, Steadier State, that will provide law enforcement and laboratory analysts with a viable substitution to other costly products. The Forensic Steadier State solution is a free, unsupported, tool. We welcome feedback to software@dfcsc.uri.edu.

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