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Title: Tests Results for Software Write Block Tools: RCMP HDL V0.8
Corporate Author: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
United States of America
Date Published: February 2004
Page Count: 102
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Washington, DC 20531
National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Rockville, MD 20849
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3460
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Grant Number: 94-IJ-R-004
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/NCJRS
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report presents the results from the testing of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Hard Disk Write Lock V0.8 (RCMP HDL) by the Computer Forensic Tool Testing Program, to assure users that tools used in computer forensic investigations provide accurate results.
Abstract: The Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) program is a federally supported project whose objective is to provide measurable assurance to practitioners, researchers, and other users that the tools used in forensics investigations provide accurate results. This is accomplished through developed specifications and test methods. The test results provide information that is necessary in improving tools, to make informed choices, and to understand the tools’ capabilities. This report presents the results from testing the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Hard-Disk Write Lock V0.8 (RCMP HDL) against Software Write Block Tool Specification & Test Plan, Version 3.0. Top-level tool requirements identified by this specification includes (1) the tool shall not allow a protected drive to be changed; (2) the tool shall not prevent obtaining any information from or about any drive; and (3) the tool shall not prevent any operations to a drive that is not protected. Overall results based on the above stated requirements included: (1) for all test cases run, the tool always blocked commands that would have changed any protected drives; (2) for all test cases run, the tool always allowed commands to obtain information from any protected drives; and (3) for all test cases run, the tool always allowed any command to access any unprotected drives. Information on testing was also presented in the areas of anomalies, mandatory and optional assertions, and the environment or the hardware and software. Tables
Main Term(s): Equipment evaluation
Index Term(s): Computer hardware systems; Computer program models; Computer software; Computer Terminals; Computers; Equipment and technology; Forensic sciences; NIJ grant-related documents; Quality control; Specifications; Standards
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