This article argues that the Australian Army must continue to learn from the experience of recent deployments and develop an awareness of cyber forensic operations.
Threat forces are becoming increasingly familiar with the capabilities of information and communications technology devices. Given their ability to store and rapidly disseminate data and information, these devices will only become more prevalent in the battlespace. While they have been exploited as methods of intelligence- gathering and within intelligence-led operations, little attention has been paid to the potential use of digital evidence in the prosecution of offenders. This article will argue that Army must continue to learn from the experience of recent deployments and develop an awareness of cyber forensic operations to support indigenous forces and the prosecution of threat forces in criminal investigations. This article will further argue that the Royal Australian Signals Corps is best placed to lead the development of a cyber forensics capability in Army.