n Journal of Contemporary Management - Managing digital evidence - the governance of digital forensics

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1815-7440



Governance in general is becoming increasingly important in contemporary management, but specifically the governance of Digital Forensics. In order to manage governance disciplines effectively, closer attention needs to be paid to the technical aspects of specialised fields covered within an organisation. This paper presents a novel, scientific definition of Digital Forensic (DF) governance and a preliminary best practice framework.

Similar to other existing organisational governance disciplines, DF governance assists organisations in guiding the management team and stakeholders in setting up mandates and expected actions from the organisation's incident response team. The DF governance framework is designed with a strong input from related governance disciplines, as well as a sound knowledge of the DF discipline. It can support and supplement the role technology and information plays within the business environment. The adoption of this framework by organisations will serve as internal guidance document when addressing digital incidents and attacks.

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