Authors: Dayton Closser, Elias Bou-Harb



In this paper, an exploration of reversing quantum computer gates is addressed as an avenue for collecting forensic evidence from a quantum computer. To date, little forensic research exists on quantum computing systems in general, and practically no experiments exist in the live recovery context. This work discusses the means for live forensics of quantum computers via both a look at current research on the matter, and through a demonstration of live data collection. The results are a combination of analysis conducted on real quantum systems to produce a quantum forensic methodology. Furthermore, this work will highlight the viability of live forensics, and largely refute Overill’s assertion that it is not possible to perform live forensics on quantum systems. We believe that this work represents a very strong step towards revolutionizing the entire field of quantum forensics.