Review on effectiveness of deep learning approach in digital forensics

Sonali Ekhande, Uttam Patil, Kshama Vishwanath Kulhalli


Cyber forensics is use of scientific methods for definite description of cybercrime activities. It deals with collecting, processing and interpreting digital evidence for cybercrime analysis. Cyber forensic analysis plays very important role in criminal investigations. Although lot of research has been done in cyber forensics, it is still expected to face new challenges in near future. Analysis of digital media specifically photographic images, audio and video recordings are very crucial in forensics This paper specifically focus on digital forensics. There are several methods for digital forensic analysis. Currently deep learning (DL), mainly convolutional neural network (CNN) has proved very promising in classification of digital images and sound analysis techniques. This paper presents a compendious study of recent research and methods in forensic areas based on CNN, with a view to guide the researchers working in this area. We first, defined and explained preliminary models of DL. In the next section, out of several DL models we have focused on CNN and its usage in areas of digital forensic. Finally, conclusion and future work are discussed. The review shows that CNN has proved good in most of the forensic domains and still promise to be better.


convolutional neural networks; cybercrime; cyber forensic; deep learning; digital forensic;

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International Journal of Electrical and Computer Engineering (IJECE)
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