Implications of emerging technologies to incident handling and digital forensic strategies: A routine activity theory
School of Science
A changing cyber threat landscape may impact incident handling and digital forensic practitioners in providing the best mitigation and response strategies. This study seeks to understand the challenges of emerging threats to incident handling and digital forensic by utilizing the routine activity theory, which comprises three main factors—motivation, opportunities, and guardianship. Data were collected using an open-ended questionnaire completed by respondents from 20 organizations. Our findings suggest that the emerging technologies pose significant motivations and opportunities to cybercriminals, and thus, increase the challenges in incident handling and digital forensics to provide effective guardianship.