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Digital Footprints Everywhere -Digital Forensics Data

What is digital forensics all about? We live and eat digital almost 24 hours 7 days a week. We use computers, make phone calls, send text messages, use social media, watch smart TVs, wear smart watches and in the very near future will drive fully connected self-drive smart cars. Some people already live in smart homes with integrated smart kitchens, sound, heating, lighting and security systems with at least one or several intelligent household self-ordering fridges and washing machines which...

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Example scenarios where computer forensics is required

When do you need computer forensics? Common scenarios where computer forensics investigations are conducted can include things like employee internet abuse, computer missue, fraud involving using computers, accidental company data disclosure,  data theft, industrial spionage, deliberate disclosure of company data, damage assessment and limitation after a computer hack (incident reponse) and any cyber criminal activity in which a computer, tablet or mobile phone has been instrumental. A computer forensic investigator is instructed to acquire, examine, analyse and report on all...

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How is digital evidence collected?

How is digital evidence collected? Acquiring and Collecting Digital Evidence For Digital Forensic Investigation Digital evidence can be collected from many sources. Obvious sources include computers, mobile phones, digital cameras, hard drives, CD-ROM, USB memory sticks, cloud computers, servers and so on. Non-obvious sources include RFID tags, and web pages which must be preserved as they are subject to change. Extra care must be taken to avoid any contamination or modification of the data sources which are the subject of...

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Who is computer forensics for?

What is "computer forensics"? Computer forensics otherwise known as digital forensics or cyber forensics, involves acquiring, examining, analysing and presentation of digital evidence stored in computers, external hard drives, memory sticks, cloud and network storage devices in the form of documents, images, emails, user profiles and log files. Who is computer forensics for? Computer Forensics Lab investigators can help law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors, military intelligence officers, insurance companies, surveillance officers, compliance officials, information security departments, lawyers, solicitors, auditors, courts,...

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What is digital forensics?

What is digital forensics? Computer forensics otherwise known as "digital forensics" is a process of electronic discovery to acquire digital evidence, analyse facts and report on a case by examining digital devices such as computers, hard drives or any other storage media or network conducted by a suitably trained computer forensic analyst in order to investigate a claim or allegation. Computer forensics involves 4 basic steps: Acquisition and collection of data Examination Analysis Reporting The forensic investigator must be suitably...

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