Brad Garnett

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Report Writing for Digital Forensics: Part II

This blog post is a second edition and follow-up to Intro to Report Writing for Digital Forensics., which you've taken the time to review, digest, and dissect. How the digital forensic practitioner presents digital evidence to his/her intended audience (Regardless, of why we are preparing a digital forensic report), establishes proficiency of the digital forensic examination. Let's take it even a step further, how will you present your findings? Effectively reporting what you found during your forensic examination will aid you in presenting your report and the digital evidence to whomever your intended audience will be, which ultimately may be a jury in a criminal or civil proceeding. In this blog post, we are going to tackle some more report writing issues. Remember, YMMV depending on what hat you wear in digital forensics and who you will be reporting the findings to from your digital forensic examination...

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Author's Note: I originally wrote this article for the SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog. It has generated a lot of questions, feedback, and references over the past few years so I wanted to add it to my blog as well.