An ontology-driven model for digital forensics investigations of computer incidents under the ubiquitous computing environments

Hai Cheng Chu, Der Jiunn Deng, Han Chieh Chao

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Innumerable firms are extensively integrating state-of-the-art ICT to boost the competitiveness of the organizations in all aspects. Simultaneously, the unprecedented availability of UC networks and mobile devices are exponentially growing. Unfortunately, based on the current voluminous computer crime incidents, the ICT deployments under UC infrastructures might jeopardize the organizations if they ignore the imminent necessity of DF in their homogeneous/heterogeneous ISs. Most enterprises are dearth of vigilance concerning the above issues although they might be aware that the salient and stringent computer crimes are capable of devastating the company's intangible assets silently. Vandalism of intellectual property or conducting industrial espionage for the valuable assets via trustworthy UC networks becomes an approaching menace. Hence, the DF plays an essential role in the information security arena. Demonstrably, there is no one DF suite can encompass all aspects or purposes due to the dynamic diversities of computer crimes in their natures. Interchangeably utilizing various DF tools is a decent approach to find the causes for the associate computer crimes and prevents the related information security incidents from occurring. At last, a DF scenario review utilizing the proposed ontology-driven model with respect to the UC environment was conducted and demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-19
Number of pages15
JournalWireless Personal Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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