Cyber/Digital Forensics

What is Cyber Forensics?

Cyber forensics is the scientific process of capturing (imaging) and analyzing information stored in any electronic format. The goal of cyber forensics is to examine digital media in a forensically sound manner with the aim of identifying, preserving, recovering, analyzing and presenting facts and opinions about the information. It is a highly technical discipline requiring a combination of unique skills relating to computer technology and software, formal investigative experience (law enforcement), proper evidence handling methods, and judgment. Computer forensics can be the key to learning the truth, taking appropriate action based on the facts, or winning the case.

Although it is most often associated with the investigation of a wide variety of computer crime, computer forensics, mobile forensics may also be used in civil proceedings. The discipline involves similar techniques and principles to data recovery, but with additional guidelines and practices designed to create a legal audit trail.