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An easy-to-use and extensible data carving framework

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Rockingham County
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Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2008, $141,583)

In this proposal JMU requests funds to develop a file carving framework for computer forensics with the following objectives: create a graphical user interface
for the file carving process that is intuitive to use, develop a straightforward way to extend the tool to carve for new file types without having to write any new code for the tool, provide the ability for the investigator to easily verify carved files, and allow the investigator to apply a large number of different file carving algorithms within the same platform. To achieve this goal we propose to amend the existing open-source file carving tool FragMend and develop a data format description language that will describe new data formats for carving.


Date Created: September 15, 2008