Posts Tagged ‘Digital Forensics’

The Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 3

Professional Responsibilities Forensic experts must exercise considerable caution when approaching digital evidence, since there is some legal argument that any opened computer file has already been tampered with, changing its content and thus the quality of the information (evidence) it provides.  Developing and maintaining professional competence is necessary to assure: all the appropriate evidence is…

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The Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 2

Typical Cases Requiring Forensic Assistance Digital forensics provide attorneys a verifiable avenue of document discovery and attribution. In legal cases, digital forensics have valuable applications for both the prosecution and the defense.  Digital evidence is useful for a significant range of circumstances; among the most pertinent are: Banking/embezzlement/securities theft. Child pornography. Elder abuse/exploitation. Excessive/illegal phishing.…

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The Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 1

The Evolution of Digital Forensics – Part 1 The unprecedented growth of digital forensics is a natural outcome of computers expanded use in virtually every sphere of human activity.  Digital forensics investigates computer-originated crime, through application of an evolving range data recovery tools and related forensic software.  All digital devices, including mobile tablets and smartphones,…

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Cost Control: Digital Forensics – Part 3

To understand when and where to spend money on digital forensics, it is important to understand first what you are buying, then understand when it should be used. Stages 1 – 3 are covered in Digital Forensics – Part 1 Acquisition (collection) and Part 2 Analysis. Mobile Devices Mobile devices is not a “stage” but…

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Cost Control: Digital Forensics – Part 2

To understand when and where to spend money on digital forensics, it is important to understand first what you are buying, then understand when it should be used. Stage 1 Acquisition (collection) is covered in Digital Forensics – Part 1. Stages 2 and 3 Stages 2 and 3 are treated together because analysis without reporting…

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Cost Control: Digital Forensics – Part 1

Within the last decade, use of digital forensics has drastically increased.  The reasons for this are numerous, from mining to investigation to simple preservation as an insurance policy against future litigation.  To understand when and where to spend money on digital forensics, it is important to understand first what you are buying, then understand when…

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Digital Forensics Basics – Part 2

Digital forensics is commonly used in conjunction with computer forensics to either support or refute a possible hypothesis being considered during an investigation. By using digital re-enactments and creating similar conditions through digital means, investigators can reproduce an event in great detail. They can also add variables that can help to determine time, duration and…

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Digital Forensics Basics – Part 1

Digital forensics is the technique used to uncover and restore information from electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops and computers. Even devices that have been virtually demolished can still contain viable information stored away on their hard drives and SD cards. Using a phone’s internal GPS programming, a digital forensics specialist can trace a…

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Appropriate Ethical Behavior for Practitioners of Digital Forensics – Part 1

Digital Forensics As a practice and a profession, digital forensics consists essentially of the investigation of criminal activities committed with computers and other digital devices.  Digital forensics has evolved rapidly in recent years, in response to the exceptional capacity of computerized information systems to acquire, store and transmit unprecedented quantities of data anywhere, instantaneously.   Regulating Ethical…

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