In digital forensics, forensic readiness plays a vital role in improving the quality of the forensic investigation and maximizing the efficiency of the investigation process. The digital forensic readiness process involves planning the incident response, training the forensic tool on the investigation process, accelerating the investigation, preventing anonymous activities, and protecting the evidence.
From the perspective of security against potential incidents, digital forensic readiness ensures that the investigation environment is secured from attacks. Also, forensic readiness intends to maximize the ability of credible evidence collection and minimize the cost of the investigation during incident response. In the research area of digital forensic readiness, the target is towards the benefits of either investigator, environment, or organization.
Digital forensic readiness in different research fields predominantly aims to mitigate the cost of the investigation in the respective environment by providing forensically relevant information to the investigator. The forensic readiness phase-integrated investigation environment maximizes the potential utilization of the forensic artifacts throughout the investigation and validation in the court by addressing privacy concerns and legal challenges.