Australian Digital Forensics Conference

Document Type

Conference Proceeding


Security Research Institute, Edith Cowan University

Place of Publication

Joondalup, Western Australia


Professor Craig Valli




Conference Foreword This is the sixth year that the Australian Digital Forensics Conference has been held under the banner of the Security Research Institute, which is in part due to the success of the security conference program at ECU. As with previous years, the conference continues to see a quality papers with a number from local and international authors. 8 papers were submitted and following a double blind peer review process, 5 were accepted for final presentation and publication. Conferences such as these are simply not possible without willing volunteers who follow through with the commitment they have initially made, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank the conference committee for their tireless efforts in this regard. These efforts have included but not been limited to the reviewing and editing of the conference papers, and helping with the planning, organisation and execution of the conference. Particular thanks go to those international reviewers who took the time to review papers for the conference, irrespective of the fact that they are unable to attend this year. To our sponsors and supporters a vote of thanks for both the financial and moral support provided to the conference. Finally, to the student volunteers and staff of the ECU Security Research Institute, your efforts as always are appreciated and invaluable.

Yours sincerely,

Conference Chair
Professor Craig Valli
Director, Security Research Institute

Congress Organising Committee
Congress Chair:
Professor Craig Valli

Committee Members:
Professor Gary Kessler – Embry Riddle University, Florida, USA
Professor Glenn Dardick – Embry Riddle University, Florida, USA
Professor Ali Babar – University of Adelaide, Australia
Dr Jason Smith – CERT Australia, Australia
Associate Professor Mike Johnstone – Edith Cowan University, Australia Professor Joseph A. Cannataci – University of Malta, Malta
Professor Nathan Clarke – University of Plymouth, Plymouth UK
Professor Steven Furnell – University of Plymouth, Plymouth UK
Professor Bill Hutchinson – Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia
Professor Andrew Jones – Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Professor Iain Sutherland – Glamorgan University, Wales, UK
Professor Matthew Warren – Deakin University, Melbourne

Australia Congress Coordinator:
Ms Emma Burke


Valli, C. (Ed.). The Proceedings of 15th Australian Digital Forensics Conference, 5-6 December 2017, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia.