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OWASP Visual Crime Scene and Security Incident Education Project

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The OWASP Virtual Crime Scene and Security Incident Education ProjecT will create an accessible, configurable, incident scene simulation for digital forensic and cyber security incident training within an e-learning framework.


The OWASP Virtual Crime Scene and Security Incident Education Project will develop and evaluate pedagogic practice, catering for the needs of a diverse student base drawn from HEI, cyber security, forensic and crime enforcement professionals whilst providing a unrivaled gameification experience.

Scenarios, interactive objects and student transcripts will be accessed via a web interface to allow tutors to configure crime/incident scenes and provide feedback.

The project will be hosted on a cloud computing platform where participants can make contributions, share applications, use and evaluate resources; allowing wide community engagement with minimal investment in infrastructure.


Apache 2.0

Project Resources

Mailing List [email protected]org

Project Leader

Adrian Winckles

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  • [18 Dec 2013] 1.0 Release Candidate is available for download. This release provides final bug fixes and product stabilization. Any feedback (good or bad) in the next few weeks would be greatly appreciated.
  • [20 Nov 2013] 1.0 Beta 2 Release is available for download. This release offers several bug fixes, a few performance improvements, and addressed all outstanding issues from a security audit of the code.
  • [30 Sep 2013] 1.0 Beta 1 Release is available for download. This release offers the first version with all of the functionality for a minimum viable product.

How can I participate in your project?

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If I am not a programmer can I participate in your project?

Yes, you can certainly participate in the project if you are not a programmer or technical. The project needs different skills and expertise and different times during its development. Currently, we are looking for researchers, writers, graphic designers, and a project administrator.


The first contributors to the project were:

Project Process - following UIDM development process.

Pre-project activities, (UIDM stage 1) October – November 2014 •​Initial user engagement with digital forensics •​Confirm data protection procedures Outputs: Data protection policy, ethical submission document.

Work package one: Project set up and initial design (UIDM stage 1) December 2014 – February 2015 •​Establish website and blogging area •​Identify digital forensic evidence and security incident requirements •​Develop pedagogic and evaluation criteria •​Outline database and communication design •​Initial scenario and visitor centre Outputs: Workshop 1 event and report 'Ethics and IPR', project blog and community engagement and communication site, Introduction and dissemination of demonstration application.

Work Package two: Prototype development (UIDM stage 2) March 2015 – May 2015 •​Basic infrastructure implementation •​Implement reviewing and annotation to web application •​Develop induction and user training materials •​Contact and enrol collaborating institutions •​Enlist evaluation team and agree remit Outputs: Trial scenarios, prospective user support pack,

Work Package three: System prototyping and initial feedback, UIDM stages 2 /3, June 2015 – August 2015 •​Detailed Design and implementation of controls and assets for configurable scenarios. •​Evaluate basic infrastructure with respect to usability and learning •​Additional scenario types (digital forensic evidence extraction, live data acquisition, ) •​Students and staff users to test induction and usability Outputs: tutor support pack, Initial evaluation report, Workshop 2 event and report : Applications of Virtual Digital Evidence Forensic Scenarios

Work Package four Technical development (UIDM stage 3) September 2015 – November 2015 •​Incorporate feedback from users and external reviewers •​Development of richer scenarios with bots and pre-determined 'events'. •​Finalise user interface, control and reporting resources. •​Incorporate with forensics teaching Outputs: pedagogic evaluation report, Implementation technical report: Workshop 3 – Cyber Security Incident Workshop

Work Package five: Dissemination and Evaluation – UIDM stage 4, December 2015 - February 2016 •​Evaluation and feedback from 5 selected institutions •​Incorporation of feedback into project Outputs: Final project report, Open access to service for users and collaborators Student and tutor induction and usage packs Case study on embedding within digital forensic and cyber security teaching at partner institutions Workshop 4 event and report: 'student and tutor experiences' Continuing development and usage plan, technical and pedagogic collaboration packs Cumulative evaluation report with external evaluation feedback Dissemination conference papers


Are you fluent in another language? Can you help translate the text strings in the Code Project Template into that language?


Do you have a flair for finding bugs in software? We want to product a high quality product, so any help with Quality Assurance would be greatly appreciated. Let us know if you can offer your help.


Please use the project mailing list for feedback about:

  • What do like?
  • What don't you like?
  • What features would you like to see prioritized on the roadmap?

Project deliverables will include

Virtual World Design and Requirements Documentation Use Cases User guide Usability Documentation Test Plan

Unity Crime Scene Design templates Unity Security Incident Design templates Unity Digital Forensic Evidence Objects. Unity Security Incident Evidence Objects

Front End Web Application Source Code

Digital Evidence Forensic Images and Virtual machine templates Security Incident Virtual Machines