Understanding The Science
Using proven methodology and software, the electronic devices are systematically examined in an effort to recover evidence that may prove or disprove that a certain event/situation has occurred. It may show that the event occured within the device or the device has been used to createa situation.
All examinations are carried out to the highest of standards, so that the results are evidentially sound and may be accepted in courts of law. Digital Forensics is the process of using scientific knowledge in the collection, analysing, and presenting of evidence in court. (The wordforensics means to bring to the court.) Forensics deals primarily with the recovery and analysis of latent evidence. Latent evidence can take many forms, from fingerprints left on a window to DNA evidence recovered from blood stains to the files on a hard drive.
Computer Forensics is defined as the discipline that combines elements of law and computer science to collect and analyse data from computer systems,networks, wireless communications, and storage devices in a way that is admissible as evidence in a court of law.
Why Use a Forensic Investigator?
Using sound computer principles and practices, you will help ensure the overall integrity and survivability of your network infrastructure. You can help your organisation if you consider computer forensics as a new basic element in what is known as a defence-in-depth approach tonetwork and computer security. Understanding the legal and technical aspects of computer forensics will help you capture vital information if your network is compromised and will help you prosecute the case if the intruder is caught.
What are some typical aspects of an investigation?
What to look for when engaging in an expert?
If you may wish to engage anyone, to conduct a forensic investigation, always ask what practical experience they have and how they obtained their qualifications. This gives you, as the contractor, the ability obtain the services of the most suitably qualified person for yourenquiry. Some practitioners have obtained a large number of academic qualifications, but have none or very few investigative skills and are not conversant with the latest methodology and procedures.