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How Digital Forensics Improve Cybersecurity

Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Digital forensics is enhancing cybersecurity every day, and the possibilities of increased improvement are endless.

FREMONT, CA: The field of digital forensics has become increasingly essential over the last few years as the computer and the cellular market has evolved. Digital forensics describes the process of going inside a technological device like a computer to monitor the activity on these devices and decide if the item has been hacked previously or is being watched. Cybersecurity takes data that digital forensics has found through several cases and creates methods to prevent digital forensic investigations. Thus cybersecurity is essentially proactive. Here is more about the benefits of digital forensic on cybersecurity.

Prevent Hackers

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Digital forensics has found valuable data that enables cybersecurity firms to develop technology that hinders hackers from accessing a website, network, or device. Hackers are skilled at making their way into a business's device or network. Still, digital forensics has gathered data that cybersecurity can use to limit hackers from getting into a device or network. From trends found in how hackers steal, delete or exploit data, cybersecurity software can identify relevant data to guard and can constantly scan networks to make sure no outside parties are present.

 
Recover Deleted Information
Recovering deleted data is crucial in a digital investigation, in a business data breach, or simply in a person's life whose identity has been stolen digitally. Digital forensics recovers data using complex tools and methods to present it in a court of law. However, digital forensics has enabled cybersecurity to develop methods to do this if a person requires to recover data, and there is not a court case.

Identifying Weak Areas and Vulnerabilities

Areas of weakness are not always visible, which makes it seamless for cyber attackers to access data without a problem. Digital forensic services gather the information that can show cybersecurity where the typical areas of weakness are in a network or website. Cybersecurity software can then pay attention or fix these areas of weakness or vulnerability. A major weakness amongst business owners that digital forensic investigators have identified is that too many employees have access to data that they don't need. This enables cyber attacks and data breaches to happen from within a business.

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