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  NCJ Number: NCJ 223431     Find in a Library
  Title: Test Results for Hardware Write Block Device: Tableau T8 Forensic USB Bridge (FireWire Interface)
  Document URL: PDF 
  Corporate Author: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
United States of America
  Date Published: 08/2008
  Page Count: 24
  Annotation: Results are presented from testing the Tableau T8 Forensic Bridge (FireWire Interface) write block device.
  Abstract: A summary of the test results are presented by requirement and include: 1) an Hardware Write Blocker (HWB) device shall not transmit a command to a protected storage device that modifies the data on the storage device. For all test cases run, the device always blocked a command that would have changed user or operating system data stored on a protected drive; 2) an HWB device shall return the data requested by a read operation. For all test cases run, the device always allowed commands to read the protected drive; 3) an HWB device shall return without modification any access-significant information requested from the drive. For all test cases run, the device always returned access-significant information from the protected drive without modification; and 4) any error condition reported by the storage device to the HWB device shall be reported to the host. For all test cases run, the device always returned error codes from the protected drive without modification. The Computer Forensics Tool Testing (CFTT) program, a joint project of the U.S. Department of Justice, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Office of Law Enforcement Standards, and Information Technology Laboratory, provides measurable assurance to users that the tools used in computer forensics investigations provide accurate results. This document reports the results from testing the Tableau T8 Forensic Bridge (FireWire Interface) write blocker, against the Hardware Write Blocker (HWB) Assertions and Test Plan Version 1.0 and Hardware Write Blocker Device (HWB) Specification, Version 2.0.
  Main Term(s): Computer privacy and security
  Index Term(s): Testing and measurement ; Data security ; Standards ; Forensics/Forensic Sciences ; Computer viruses
  Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
US Department of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
  Grant Number: 2003-IJ-R-029
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  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
  Note: NIJ Special Report
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