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Academic Biography

Graeme Horsman is a lecturer in computer / digital forensics at Teesside University and has over 6 years’ experience in teaching in higher education. Graeme worked as a digital forensic analyst and was previously an EnCase Certified Examiner and Computer Certified Examiner (EnCE) and Certified Computer Examiner (CCE). He has a BSc (Hons) in Computer Forensics, a PhD, Graduate Diploma in Law, Masters of Jurisprudence (Durham) and Post-Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Practice. His research focuses on digital forensic examination techniques, methods for forensically investigating mobile devices, and knowledge-based systems for improving digital forensic examinations and evidence identification. In addition, Graeme is research active in the area of testing and validation in digital forensics and learning and teaching methods. Sub-research topics include the use of so-called anonymous communication services and the potential detection of users and legislation surrounding the possession, distribution and creation of illegal imagery.

Summary of Research Interests

  • Digital/computer forensics
  • Mobile device security / investigation
  • Anonymity
  • Information security
  • Forensic tool testing and validation
  • Triage
  • Standardisation
  • Emerging technology forensics
  • Computer crime / law
  • Reverse engineering of artefacts
  • Transport / vehicle forensics

Research Projects & External Funding

Communities of Practice Fund - £500 Project:- ‘An assessment of strategies used for tackling illegal pornography offences in the UK’.

Transport For Greater Manchester - £20,000 (Co-PI, acquired March 2016- June 2017) Project:- ‘Evaluating young driver Behaviour through on-board technologies’.

PhD and Research Opportunities

Graeme is interested in supervising potential PhD students or collaborating with researchers within the following areas:

  • Digital/computer forensics
  • Mobile device security / investigation
  • Anonymity
  • Information security
  • Forensic tool testing and validation
  • Triage
  • Standardisation
  • Emerging technology forensics
  • Computer crime / law
  • Reverse engineering of artefacts
  • Transport / vehicle forensics

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Research Output 2012 2019

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A call for the prohibition of encryption; panacea or problem?

Horsman, G., Mar 2019, In : IEEE Security and Privacy. 17, 2, p. 59 - 66 8 p., 8677336.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

civilization
Cryptography
terrorism
communication
Communication

Developing a ‘router examination at scene’ standard operating procedure for crime scene investigators in the United Kingdom

Horsman, G., Findlay, B. & James, T., 1 Mar 2019, In : Digital Investigation. 28, p. 152-162 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Crime
Routers
Research Personnel
offense
Equipment and Supplies

Digital Tool Marks (DTMs): a forensic analysis of file wiping software

Horsman, G., 29 Jul 2019, In : Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Software
Metadata
Aptitude
Decision Making
Decision making
decision making
evidence
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Let the robots do it! - Taking a look at Robotic Process Automation and its potential application in digital forensics

Asquith, A. & Horsman, G., 29 Jun 2019, In : Forensic Science International: Reports.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Robotics
Automation
Robots
Digital forensics

Press / Media

The detectives hunting drone-flying criminals

Graeme Horsman

1/08/17

2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

How police catch drone-flying criminals

Graeme Horsman

8/08/17

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Thesis

Reforming the law on child sexual abuse images

Author: Horsman, G., 2019

Student thesis: Master's Thesis