An integral part of the development of a cybercrime or
forensic unit will be the selection of tools your examiners will use. To
research the available tools, you will take a virtual field trip to the
websites of some of the most popular forensic tool manufacturers. Research the
websites of the tool manufacturers; Guidance Software (makers of EnCase),
AccessData (makers of the Ultimate Toolkit), Technology Pathways (makers of
ProDiscover), and Wetstone Technologies (makers of several specialized
Create a chart that compares and contrasts the tools
available for analyzing digital media and networks. In addition, create a
narrative that outlines information about the tools to be purchased for your
unit. Also, describe the deployment and training requirements for utilizing
Make sure that you compare and contrast the various features
of the tools and make a case to support which tools you select. For example,
some of the features may include purchase price, ease of use, case management
capabilities, report writing ability, and frequency of upgrades.
Also, be sure to provide the overall cost of deploying these
tools, including the purchase of the tools, ongoing updates or subscriptions,
and the training of your examiners.
Focus on comparing and contrasting the network analysis
features of the selected tools.