ASTM WK46449

    New Guide for Core Competencies for Mobile Phone Forensics

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E30.12 | Committee E30 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.1 This guide identifies the core competencies necessary for the handling and forensic processing of mobile phones. It applies to both first responders and laboratory personnel. 1.2 Different levels of cell phone analysis are discussed as well as the basic skills required at each of these levels. 1.3 This guide does not address core competencies for chip-off or micro-read analysis. 1.4 Refer to the SWGDE Guidelines and Recommendations for Training in Digital and Multimedia Evidence for general training requirements of forensic practitioners. 1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

    This guide is derived from the SWGDE document on the same topic. There is no current guide of this type of for mobile phones. Mobile phone examination is being conducted by all levels of first responders and laboratory personnel.


    first responder; forensic processing; mobile phone; mobile forensics

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Samuel Brothers


    E30 (15-04)

    Ballot Item Approved as E3046-2015 and Pending Publication