Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2007

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Information Assurance

First Advisor

Doug Jacobson

Second Advisor

Thomas Daniels

Third Advisor

Steffen Schmidt

Abstract

FENIX (Forensic Examiner uNIX) is a Linux based live OS (Operating System) created to be used in remote environments for incident response and digital forensics. Between a joint effort between the Center for Information Protection (CIP) and the Iowa State University Police Department (ISUPD), FENIX has been tailored to suit the needs and requests of law enforcement forensic specialists. The very basis for FENIX is to allow ISU police officers the ability to carry an easy to operate and customize forensic toolkit with them at the scene of a crime allowing for better acquisitions and a deeper analysis to be conducted in an investigation. FENIX isn't a standard forensic toolkit as others are. FENIX is a custom build of the Linux kernel with several of its own applications created for specific OS and forensic purposes and designed for a user friendly interface. However, since most users will be more familiar with existing tools those tools have the ability to interface easily with FENIX.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-15302

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Sean David Howard.

Language

en

Proquest ID

1443088

OCLC Number

173299558

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

120 pages

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