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Forensic Readiness

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Forensic Readiness

Forensic readiness enables organizations to demonstrate due diligence with regulations, conduct digital investigations, and produce evidence that can be used for internal and legal purposes.

Digital Forensic Readiness (DFR) is defined as the capacity of an organization to conduct forensic investigations and to collect forensic evidence whilst minimizing costs. Although organizational forensic readiness supports legal defence, prosecution, e-discovery and compliance with laws and regulations, recent studies show that many organizations are still unaware of its importance. For example, a survey conducted by the Australian Institute of Criminology in 2009 found that less than 1% of Australian SME's and 3% of large organizations have a forensic plan at all, which is consistent with the trend in many other countries.




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