Learn the process of investigation using computer forensics

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The application of investigation and analysis techniques to preserve and collect data which are pieces of evidence from a particular electronic device which is legal. The goal is to perform an investigation to gather information from a computing device without any loss or damage to the device and the data. It has a wide range of applications as technology is involved in the day to day lives and a filed like computer science is a safety to the developing technology.

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Use of computer forensics

Organization worldwide has commercialized the use of forensics to extract its benefits in a variety of situations and cases. Some of those follow:

  • Intellectual property theft
  • Industrial espionage
  • Forgeries
  • The investigation related to bankruptcy
  • Fraud investigations
  • Disputes of employment
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Inappropriate emails and usage of internet

Stages involved in an examination

Following is the order in which the examination is performed in a computer forensics process:

  • Readiness: It is the first step where the clients are provided guidance and education about how the system of computer forensics works.
  • Evaluation: The clarification and revival of information along with all the risk analysis using the roles and resources which evaluates the resources.
  • Collection: The data needs to be gathered and collected so that it can be analyzed further.
  • Analysis: Usage of various tools and approaches to provide information from the evidence collected. The tools used should be calibrated and tested regularly.
  • Presentation: This involves the production of a detailed report on the data collected and the information retrieved.
  • Review: The final review is important to conclude the process of computer forensics at this stage cannot be overlooked or disregarded.

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The computer forensics investigators or specialists or analysts are responsible for uncovering and describing the information existing on a digital platform mainly computers. It had found its applications with promising results in all possible technical fields.