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Applying the ACPO guidelines to building automation systems

Sutherland, Iain; Spyridopoulos, Theodoros; Read, Huw; Jones, Andy; Sutherland, Graeme; Burgess, Mikhailia


Iain Sutherland

Huw Read

Andy Jones

Graeme Sutherland

Mikhailia Burgess


© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. The increasing variety of Internet enabled hardware devices is creating a world of semi-autonomous, interconnected systems capable of control, automation and monitoring of a built environment. Many building automation and control systems that have previously been limited in connectivity, or due to cost only used in commercial environments, are now seeing increased uptake in domestic environments. Such systems may lack the management controls that are in place in commercial environments. The risk to these systems is further increased when they are connected to the Internet to allow control via a web browser or smartphone application. This paper explores the application of traditional digital forensics practices by applying established good practice guidelines to the field of building automation. In particular, we examine the application of the UK Association of Chief Police Officers guidelines for Digital Evidence, identifying the challenges and the gaps that arise in processes, procedures and available tools.


Sutherland, I., Spyridopoulos, T., Read, H., Jones, A., Sutherland, G., & Burgess, M. (2015). Applying the ACPO guidelines to building automation systems. Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence, 9190, 684-692.

Journal Article Type Conference Paper
Conference Name Third International Conference, HAS 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015
Conference Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
Start Date Aug 2, 2015
End Date Aug 7, 2015
Acceptance Date Feb 19, 2015
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Journal Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Print ISSN 0302-9743
Electronic ISSN 1611-3349
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 9190
Pages 684-692
Book Title Human Aspects of Information Security, Privacy, and Trust
Keywords building control system, digital forensics, ACPO guidelines, embedded systems
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : Third International Conference, HAS 2015, Held as Part of HCI International 2015