What is Digital Forensic?
It is a process that focuses on the recovery of evidence for the investigation. Data that is found can be used as evidence in a court of law. The process consists of identification, preservation, collection, documentation, and reporting. In these processes, the forensic practitioner is required to follow the standard procedures. It helps to identify the evidence and allows the examiner to postulate the motive of the suspect. Today, let EHDR, a data recovery centre in Singapore discuss the process of digital forensics.
This is the first step, the specialist needs to identify the potential devices that hold crucial information. The officer is required to record all necessary information and the condition of the device. Details such as the device information, and location.
After identifying the potential device, the specialist will preserve all relevant devices. The device will be isolated, secure, or capture visual images to preserve the original incident scene.
Next, a specialist is required to remove the device from the scene and data acquisition will be done in this step. Forensic methodology is needed in this process. Imaging, copying, or printing of the content so that the original copy of data accumulated will be preserved.
As the data and information from the device are collected and saved in unstructured form, the data analysis process is very important because this process aims to discover patterns and fraudulent activities by converting all collected information into structured data. Keywords will be applied in this process.
Documentation and Reporting
All extracted and visible data will be documented. The goal of the documentation process is to record all related information to support the legal and decision-maker. Good documentation and reporting will help to express, verify the finding, and communicate what is done in the investigation and can be justified in court.
The process stated above is crucial because all the extracted information must be valid and need to be justified in court. If you encountered any civil or criminal-related it is important to maintain it in its original condition. Preserve the suspect device and reach out to a professional service provider for advice.
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