Authors: Cinthya Grajeda Mendez, Laura Sanchez, Ibrahim Baggili (University of New Haven), Devon Clark, Frank Breitinger (University of New Haven)



While various tools have been created to assist the digital forensics community with acquiring, processing, and organizing the evidence and indicating the existence of artifacts, very few attempts have been made to establish a centralized system for archiving artifacts. The Artifact Genome Project (AGP) has aimed to create the largest vetted and freely available digital forensics repository for Curated Forensic Artifacts (CuFAs). This paper details the experience of building, implementing, and maintaining such a system by sharing design decisions, lessons learned, and future work. We also discuss the impact of AGP in both the professional and academic realms of digital forensics. Our work shows promise in the digital forensics academic community to champion the effort in curating digital forensic artifacts by integrating AGP into courses, research endeavors, and collaborative projects.