Digital Forensics

Digital forensics has had a significant impact on cybersecurity. It has enabled organizations to gather more information around any breaches or cyber attacks. It compasses the latest investigatory methodologies to digital crimes and has become a crucial part of every organization today. One of the first areas that came to the attention of law enforcement was data storage, as investigators had long worked to seize, retain, and analyze documentation from suspects; it began to dawn on them that much of that documentation was no longer committed to paper. 

The field of digital forensics has expanded to include network forensics as well, and includes such areas of expertise as investigating network security breaches, hacking attempts, and data theft. With the introduction of computer processing into other devices, such as global positioning system (GPS) units, automobiles, truck black boxes, cellular phones, answering machines, copy and fax machines, and so forth, the field has expanded to add additional subdisciplines.

Digital forensics is the “application of computer science and investigative procedures for a legal purpose involving the analysis of digital evidence.”Less formally, digital forensics is the use of specialized tools and techniques to investigate various forms of computer-oriented crime including fraud, illicit use such as child pornography, and many forms of computer intrusions. [Ref]

Life Cycle

This section covers the different stages of a digital forensics process. Though, there are multiple frameworks proposed, I’ve tried to gather information from various sources including professional websites and academic journals. Click to explore more information here

Different types

Digital forensics was incepted as an individual field but today it has branched into various specialities. Some of them include network forensics, memory forensics, disk forensics, application forensics and so on. Click to explore more information here

Digital Forensics Archives

A collection of the famous digital forensics cases which was globally famous. These case studies enables the understanding of the application of various tools and technologies that was employed to solve cases. Click to explore more information here

“In today’s world, people put most everything on computers. We need the forensics capability to go in and retrieve that information off the company’s networks.”

Earl Devaney

“And, unfortunately, we are all human.”

People make mistakes. Nobody is perfect, and with a huge number of variables that SOC managers must consider the chances are high that something will be missed, sooner or later.

Mr.Robot TV series

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