Computer Forensics is a critical area where several devices are used for structured and detailed investigation by legal entities. It mainly helps to effectively track the series of criminal activities or events. Tracking these activities through Computer forensics help to study the previous crime pattern, reveal the planned criminal intent, and ultimately prevent future crimes.
Here’s how the certified forensics experts conduct such investigations:
- Follows A Set Of Procedures: Whether it is a severe crime or any criminal intent, the forensics experts carefully preserve the sensitive digital evidence. They establish a set of strict procedures and guidelines with proper investigative protocols. These set of procedures are designed in such a way that it defines the degree of authorization for recovery of digital evidence, prepare evidence retrieval systems, and finally, authenticate the data.
- Evidence Assessment and Acquisition: Before conducting the investigation, professionals specify the types of evidence needed from various platforms followed by a format of evidence and systems designed to protect its confidentiality. The experts also check the authenticity of the source and data integrity before preserving it as an actual ‘evidence’. They also ensure that the basic guidelines such as using controlled discs for the retrieval of sensitive data, physical removal of evidence from a particular system and acquiring credible data are carefully followed.
- Evidence Examination: After the assessment and acquisition of the evidence, the forensics expert determines whether the acquired evidence is useful to draw legal conclusions or not. They preserve the collected data effectively, creating an activity timeline, analyzing the facts intricately and employing data recovery tools to validate the gathered evidence so that legal conclusions can be formulated in a better way. These experts work closely with the lawyers or criminal investigators to clearly understand the facts of the case, legal investigative actions, and sources from where evidence can be traced.
- Reporting and Documentation: Reporting and documenting is essential because it clearly communicates the details of the investigation such as performed actions, observations, and usage of data recovery tools for the collection of evidence. The final reports not only demonstrate the integrity of the evidences but also propagates that the guidelines have adhered properly.
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