Prof Hein Venter published International Standard ISO/IEC 27043Prof Venter served as the editor for International Standard ISO/IEC 27043 - Incident Investigation Principles and Processes. In 2010 Prof Venter initiated the process and proposed to ISO via SABS to be the editor for this project. After five years of following the comprehensive ISO process, the standard was published on 9 March 2015 by ISO as a result of the research efforts by Prof Venter and his students of the ICSA Research Group. ISO/IEC 27043 is an "umbrella" standard that describes the width of the overall process to be followed when conducting a digital forensic investigation. It paves the way for other international standards that will cover the depth of each individual sub process within the overall process. The need for such a standard was highly acknowledged by the international community when it was first proposed by Prof Venter during an ISO meeting in Berlin at the stage. Read More
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