March 7, 2014 8:36 am
A question often asked is, “What education and training is necessary to work in digital forensics?” There is not one easy, simple answer to this question. First of all, an individual has to make a choice of career pathways, namely do they wish to work in the public sector or in the private sector.
March 5, 2014 5:31 am
We speak of it often and think about it even more: considering the pace at which technology is advancing, digital forensic investigators must constantly continue to learn new skills, understand new techniques, and keep appraised of the changing demands of the job.
March 5, 2014 5:26 am
Hard drives provide an efficient and cost-effective means to manage large amounts of data. However, we should remember that throughout the history of data storage, current media technology only lasts a short time (i.e., the floppy disk) before being replaced by some newer, bigger, better, and faster method of storing data.
March 4, 2014 1:47 pm
Ed Primeau, a Michigan-based audio forensic expert, plays an important role analyzing sound recordings to be presented as admissible evidence in a court of law, and typically completes 40 to 50 voice identification cases each year. DFI News spoke with him to see what it takes to specialize in audio forensics.
March 4, 2014 1:35 pm
Recognizing the need to acquire information and evidence from distant computers, a new group of E-Discovery and forensic tools have evolved in the last five years. An alternative device now exists: a very small computing device (CRU Ditto Forensic FieldStation)3 which combines special-purpose computing hardware, capable of fast analysis, and carefully selected duplication of attached hard drive data.
March 4, 2014 1:17 pm
Digital forensics examiners all confront ethical dilemmas. In fact, examiners are ill prepared to solve these dilemmas. The profession has, for its part, endeavored to provide examiners with a framework within which the digital forensics examiner must not only recognize, classify, and manage ethical dilemmas, but also respect boundaries and honor obligations.
January 9, 2014 7:00 pm
Locard’s Exchange Principle is often cited in forensics publications, “Every contact leaves a trace.” In the cyber world, the perpetrator may or may not come in physical contact with the crime scene, thus, this brings a new facet to crime scene analysis.
January 30, 2014 7:00 pm
These days a great deal more is required of an attorney before the motion for injunctive relief can be filed. You can help them meet their professional obligations by providing advice on the preliminary steps that need to be addressed to preserve electronically stored information. The attorney must first establish a litigation hold of all potentially relevant electronically stored information.
January 28, 2014 7:10 pm
Ninety percent of all Americans own a cellular phone. Having this kind of societal importance and wide distribution, it is not surprising that cellular phones and handheld devices are being widely used in even the most minor criminal activity. These devices can provide significant evidence in major cases.
January 23, 2014 7:00 pm
To attain ASCLD/LAB – International accreditation, a laboratory must achieve 100% compliance with every applicable clause in the accreditation requirements. Often overlooked is the fact that just about every sentence or lists of items in the accreditation requirements are ratable clauses to which the laboratory must demonstrate conformance.
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