The National Institute of Standards and Technology has added newÂ images for drone investigation uses in Computer Forensic Reference Datasets.
The agency said Tuesday it added a new drone-dedicated CFReDS section that contains visual evidence and guides on a number of popular drone models that may be used for criminal activity.
âThe drone images will allow investigators to do a dry run before working on high-profile cases,â said Barbara Guttman, manager of digital forensic research at NIST.
Colorado-based digital forensics firmÂ VTO LabsÂ developed the images under a contract with theÂ Department of Homeland Security.
âThe forensic images contain all the ones and zeroes we recovered from each model,â saidÂ Steve Watson, chief technology officer at VTO.
The company constructed the images based onÂ industry standard data formats and includedÂ step-by-stepÂ photo-illustrated teardown instructions with each visual.
Watson uncoveredÂ serial numbers, flight paths, launch and landing locations, photos, videos and evenÂ credit card information during tests.
The images function to help forensics practitioners in recovering data, university laboratories in training and testing efforts and software developers in evaluating applications.