Computer Forensics One Call 530-550-9940
Provide services like computer forensics and expert witness services to attorneys, law enforcement, business and individuals. Computer Science & Computer Forensics is their main area of expertise and talent.
P.O Box 11216, Truckee, CA 96162
CyberEvidence, Inc Call (Toll) 888.602.9237
Provider of choice for digital forensics for international, federal, state, local law enforcement and military, incident response for corporations, and computer forensics education for Universities teaching criminal justice and forensics. Visit the site for more business information.
Flashback Data, LLC - Computer Forensics Call 1.866.786.5700
Lashback Data is an industry leader in computer data recovery and restoration and computer forensics services. Whether your hard drive has crashed or you have accidentally deleted critical files, company can help.
4029 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Suite 224 Austin, TX 78704
New Technologies, Inc. Call 800-852-0300
Offers courses like a 5-day Computer Forensics Training Course, Expert Witness Course and Data Risk Reduction Course. These courses shall help you understand the basics of Computer Forensics.
13386 International Parkway Jacksonville, FL 32218 USA
Computer forensics is a very specialized business requiring people of highest qualifications and certifications. Computer forensics is a highly sensitive business because any evidence lost or any wrong deciphering of evidence may put some one`s life in jeopardy. There are businesses which are well established in forensic business but there are yet many which needs to be established considering cyber crime statistics. Many organizations are facing huge problems because of staff shortage. Computer forensic services business has to often deal with government representatives and also legal authorities. A person working in the forensic business needs to speak among huge crowds and also in solitary before the legal authorities. This business may offer good bottom line but cases pertaining to computer forensics as such are low. Due to increase in terrorists activities world over many cases requiring computer forensics is increasing.
Nature of this computer forensic services business is dull and requires hundreds of hours in observation. Some of the different positions which a person can hold in this computer forensic business are system analysis, Database analysis, Firewall forensics, Mobile device forensics, image specialist, storage specialist, electronic document specialist, file recovery specialist, etc. Professionals working in this field need to be highly talented and meticulous in their approach. It is estimated that cyber crime in United Kingdom is costing 195 million pounds. Employee crimes in an organization are also costing thousands of dollars to companies worldwide. It is to be noted that governments and cyber crime professionals worldwide are spending millions of dollars on technology to make hack proof systems.
There are many differences between computer forensic and physical forensics. Digital and physical forensic approaches are the same initially as they try to identify the class of the item obtained at the crime scene. Computer forensic services experts may or may not be needed to be present at the crime scene but they need to analyze and examine the evidence.
Software needs to be purchased by computer forensic business for analysing and examine the data. Some of the speciality tools are Access data FTK, Sleuth kit, Encase, windows registry examiners, data mining software`s, meta data extraction tools, email extraction software`s, etc. There are various other speciality software`s which needs to be purchased for specialist purposes. Often these procedures take lots and lots of man hours and the outcome is unpredictable. Pressure to perform under strict guidelines also makes this job very difficult.
Extracting information from data belonging to various sources is also a crucial process involving experts. Association of Chief Police Officers (A.C.P.O.) guidelines are made up of four principles as follows
Principle 1: No action taken by law enforcement agencies or their agents should change data held on a computer or storage media which may subsequently be relied upon in court.
Principle 2: In exceptional circumstances, where a person finds it necessary to access original data held on a computer or on storage media, that person must be competent to do so and be able to give evidence explaining the relevance and the implications of their actions.
Principle 3: An audit trail or other record of all processes applied to computer based electronic evidence should be created and preserved. An independent third party should be able to examine those processes and achieve the same result.
Principle 4: The person in charge of the investigation (the case officer) has overall responsibility for ensuring that the law and these principles are adhered to.
(Information extracted from the association of chief police officers ACPO UK and these rules are followed by world over)
Computer forensics services business is a capital intensive business and working capital business needs to be met every month. Loans and capital working requirements are available from many institutions and banks. Licenses may need to be taken for operating computer forensic business because you may be bidding on government projects.
Employee misuse and fraud is becoming very common in many large institutions and these cases are giving computer forensic business a good boost to their bottom line. Bottom line of these businesses can improve if they have qualified people and expertise to deal with various types of cases.
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