IoT Digital Forensics Readiness in the Edge: A Roadmap for Acquiring Digital Evidences from Intelligent Smart Applications
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Entering the era of the Internet of Things, the traditional Computer Forensics is no longer as trivial as decades ago with a rather limited pool of possible computer components. It has been demonstrated recently how the complexity and advancement of IoT are being used by malicious actors attack digital and physical infrastructures and systems. The investigative methodology, therefore, faces multiple challenges related to the fact that billions of interconnected devices generate tiny pieces of data that easily comprehend the Big Data paradigm. As a result, Computer Forensics is no longer a simple methodology of the straightforward process. In this paper, we study the complexity and readiness of community-accepted devices in a smart application towards assistance in criminal investigations. In particular, we present a clear methodology and involved tools related to Smart Applications. Relevant artefacts are discussed and analysed using the prism of the Digital Forensics Process. This research contributes towards increased awareness of the IoT Forensics in the Edge, corresponding challenges and opportunities.