Internet of Things in Forensics Investigation in Comparison to Digital Forensics

Bhoopesh Kumar Sharma, Mayssa Hachem, Ved P. Mishra, Maninder Jeet Kaur

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The Internet of Things (IoT)-based forensic investigations have raised new challenges with the increase in the number of objects of legal significance, the applicability of identified and collected devices, indistinct network boundaries, and edgeless networks. IoT releases new opportunities in forensic investigations. Relying on pieces of evidence from the IoT environment, forensic investigators and examiners can face many challenges from the identification, collection, organization and the preservation of shreds of evidence and the clues encountered besides, to the security challenges of IoT devices. Understanding different entities and approaches of IoT, as well as the differences between digital and IoT forensics, is becoming a crucial skill for forensic investigators. In the present manuscript, a plan has been clearly explained to assess different features of IoT forensics. An elucidation has been proposed to foster the connection and support for realistic investigations and challenges in different areas of forensic investigations in forensic science.

Original languageBritish English
Title of host publicationAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Number of pages13
StatePublished - 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


  • Approaches to IoT forensics
  • Digital forensics
  • Forensic investigation
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)


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