With applications from aerial photography to racing to delivery services, drones are becoming more and more popular in both commercial and recreational spaces. Criminal use of drones is also increasing, and drone forensics is quickly becoming an important subfield of digital forensics. This presentation introduces the history of drones and the ways they are commonly used, both legitimately and in relation to a crime, and focuses on the ways law enforcement can gather and analyze evidence involving drones. Topics include gathering evidence both internal and external to the drone, as well as methods for manually processing flight logs and displaying data in Google Earth.
Presented by: Jerry Jones, National White Collar Crime Center.