Authors: Asif Iqbal (Athena Labs and Zayed University), Hanan Alobaidli (Athena Labs), Andrew Marrington (Zayed University), and Andy Jones (Edith Crowan University and University of South Australia)



Small scale digital device forensics is particularly critical as a result of the mobility of these devices, leading to closer proximity to crimes as they occur when compared to computers. The Windows Surface tablet is one such device, combining tablet mobility with familiar Microsoft Windows productivity tools. This research considers the acquisition and forensic analysis of the Windows Surface RT tablet. We discuss the artifacts of both the Windows RT operating system and third-party applications. The contribution of this research is to provide a road map for the digital forensic examination of Windows Surface RT tablets