Date created: 8/20/2003
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Welcome to the Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) Project Web Site.
There is a critical need in the law
enforcement community to ensure the reliability of
computer forensic tools. The goal of the Computer
Forensic Tool Testing (CFTT) project at the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is to
establish a methodology for testing computer forensic
software tools by development of general tool
specifications, test procedures, test criteria, test
sets, and test hardware. The results provide the
information necessary for toolmakers to improve tools,
for users to make informed choices about acquiring and
using computer forensics tools, and for interested
parties to understand the tools capabilities. A
capability is required to ensure that forensic software
tools consistently produce accurate and objective test
results. Our approach for testing computer forensic
tools is based on well-recognized international
methodologies for conformance testing and quality
NIST will be hosting a NIST Mobile Forensics Workshop and Webcast on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. For more information and registration, visit: http://www.nist.gov/forensics/mobile_forensics2.cfm.
SP 800-101 Rev. 1, Guidelines for Mobile Device Forensics, was released in May 2014.
The Computer Forensics Tool Testing Project Handbook is now available in PDF format for downloading.
NEW: Federated Testing
-- Guidance for common test methods
& test report sharing via downloaded CD iso is