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== Overview ==
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SMART is a software utility that has been designed and optimized to support data forensic practitioners and Information Security personnel in pursuit of their respective duties and goals. The SMART software and methodology have been developed with the intention of integrating technical, legal and end-user requirements into a complete package that enables the user to perform their job most effectively and efficiently.
  
'''History'''
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SMART is more than a stand-alone data forensic program. The features of SMART allow it to be used in many scenarios, including:
  
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    *  "Knock-and-talk" inquiries and investigations
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    *  on-site or remote preview of a target system
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    *  post mortem analysis of a dead system
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    *  testing and verification of other forensic programs
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    *  conversion of proprietary "evidence file" formats
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    *  baselining of a system
  
The first PDA was introduced by Apple Inc. with the release of the Newton in 1993.  The CEO at Apple at the time, John Sculley, coined the device a "Personal Digital Assistent" at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He claimed that PDA's would become "ubiquitous tools that would hold telephone numbers, keep your calendar, store notes, plus send and receive data wirelessly." While the Newton could not do all that he predicted at the time, his claim would ultimately become a reality many years later.
 
  
While the Apple Newton went practically unnoticed in the consumer market, the introduction of the Palm Pilot by Palm, Inc. in 1996 started the popularity of the PDA. The device was a highly effective method of information management because one could store calendars, to-do lists, notes, and address book all in one simple handheld. 
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Who Uses SMART?
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SMART is currently utilized by:
  
With the advent of faster processors and better displays, PDAs gained more features, such as improved handwriting recognition, music and video playback, and Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities.   Palm OS's stronghold in the PDA operating system arena was challenged by the release of alternative PDA OSs such as Symbian, Windows CE, [[Microsoft Windows Mobile]], and Linux. New devices, such as Research in Motion's Blackberry, redefined the way that individuals stayed in touch with one another.  The proliferation of cell phones into the majority of households around the world has also created the Smartphone, which integrates the traditional the functionality of phones and PDAs into one device.
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    *  Federal, State and local Law Enforcement
 
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    *  U.S. Military and Intelligence Organizations
'''Current Popular PDA Operating Systems'''
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    *  Accounting Firms
 
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    *  Data forensic examiners
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    *  Data recovery specialists
 
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    *  Disaster recovery professionals
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    *  Information security professionals
 
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    *  Health care privacy professionals
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    *  Internal auditors
 
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    *  System Administrators
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[[Microsoft PocketPC]]
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Revision as of 15:10, 15 February 2006

SMART is a software utility that has been designed and optimized to support data forensic practitioners and Information Security personnel in pursuit of their respective duties and goals. The SMART software and methodology have been developed with the intention of integrating technical, legal and end-user requirements into a complete package that enables the user to perform their job most effectively and efficiently.

SMART is more than a stand-alone data forensic program. The features of SMART allow it to be used in many scenarios, including:

   *  "Knock-and-talk" inquiries and investigations
   *  on-site or remote preview of a target system
   *  post mortem analysis of a dead system
   *  testing and verification of other forensic programs
   *  conversion of proprietary "evidence file" formats
   *  baselining of a system


Who Uses SMART? SMART is currently utilized by:

   *  Federal, State and local Law Enforcement
   *  U.S. Military and Intelligence Organizations
   *  Accounting Firms
   *  Data forensic examiners
   *  Data recovery specialists
   *  Disaster recovery professionals
   *  Information security professionals
   *  Health care privacy professionals
   *  Internal auditors
   *  System Administrators