If you manage or administer information systems and networks, you should understand computer forensics. Forensics is the process of using scientific knowledge for collecting, analyzing and presenting evidence to the courts. (The word forensics means “to bring to the court.”) Forensics deals primarily with the recovery and analysis of latent evidence.
This paper will discuss the need for computer forensics to be practiced in an effective and legal way, outline basic technical issues, and point to references for further reading. It promotes the idea that the competent practice of computer forensics and awareness of applicable laws is essential for today’s networked organizations.
The more information you have about the requirements of proper compliance, the more protected your business is from the threat of litigation and the resulting loss of revenue. To help you take an informed approach to security and compliance, we’ve gathered 15 essential tools and templates from our IT Downloads.