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How Digital Forensics Benefits Investigation

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Digital ForensicWith the evolution of digital gadgets, crimes are also hovering upon all enterprises, and it can be addressed with digital forensics.

Fremont, CA: In the internet age, digital forensics is a part of law and business. It includes the identification, preservation, examination, and analysis of digital evidence using scientifically derived and proven methods for the purpose of answering some legal questions. The science of digital forensics has been proven to have a seemingly limitless future. With the advancement of technology, digital forensics will evolve continuously as new types of digital data are created by n

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ew devices logging people’s activity. Although digital forensics began outside the mainstream of forensic science, it is now fully absorbed and recognized as a branch of forensic science, prompting the investigation. Here is how digital forensic helps investigation. Most of the forensic examiners follow the below processes.

Identification: The first stage identifies and extracts potential sources of relevant evidence/information for the case at hand as well as critical custodians and location of data.

Collection: It refers to collecting digital information that may or may not be relevant to the investigation by removing the potential evidence from the crime or incident scene that may be an electronic device. It is then followed by imaging, copying, or printing out the content to serve the purpose.

Preservation: It includes the process of preserving relevant electronically stored information (ESI) by protecting the crime or incident scene, acquiring visual images of the scene, and documenting all relevant data to make crucial decisions whether to deal with the case.

Analysis: The data gathered from the previous steps are enough to prove or at least answer the basic questions related to the case being examined. Thus, the analysis aims to draw conclusions based on the evidence found.

Reporting: Reports are based on proven techniques and methodology. The format should be understood by other competent forensic examiners, enabling them to duplicate and reproduce the same results.

Digital forensics is essential because it can save any organization’s money by identifying the digital evidence associated with crime and fighting against it.

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