Digital Forensics

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Nowadays every one of us has either heard of, or had to deal with, cyber-crime. Espionage, sabotage, fraud, intrusions, insider threats, phishing and other cyber-crimes are now a fact of life. If you are an IT or law enforcement professional who doesn’t have the tools required for identifying and remediating these threats, then you and your organization are in a vulnerable position. The number of attackers keeps growing. Because of the increasing global interconnectivity of computers and infrastructure control systems, the number of vulnerable targets is also expanding. So in order to secure your vital digital infrastructure and resources, you need to have the most up-to date knowledge about the tools and resources available to combat cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism.

Our research activity is based around NTNUs Digital Forensics, an advanced, cutting-edge, digital and computational forensics education and research center. NTNU Digital Forensics was established in September 2010 and has evolved into an academic research group that has created a closely cooperating partnership between Norwegian law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and academics at the NTNUs Department of Information Security and Communication Technology. The group is dedicated to Digital and Computational Forensics: the challenging intersection of information security, electronics and computer science. 

It conducts fundamental research and develops applied science in collaboration Norwegian law enforcement agencies. Members of the group contribute to forensic casework, expert witness testimony and advisory services in cooperation with multiple police partnerships. In addition, Testimon members are involved in networking and community-building activities in the fields of computational and digital forensic science. Our vision is to operate an internationally recognized Digital Forensics and Cybercrime Investigation (Di4C) centre at Norwegian University of Science and Technlogy (in Gjøvik) It shall:

  • conduct basic and applied research on high international level
  • educate and qualify next generation of domain experts
  • collaborate and deliver technology and services to public institutions, law enforcement, and Norwegian private enterprice
  • in cooperation with the players in this area, establish a center of excellence for the benefit of all Norwegians. The centre shall maintain an independent non-commercial position, while simultaneously working with stakeholders in business and society.