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Digital forensics is the application of scientific investigatory techniques to digital crimes and attacks. It is a crucial aspect of law and business in the internet age and can be a rewarding and lucrative career path.

This science is the one that is capable of dissecting digital information and fact-finding in the digital format in a way that no other discipline can. In essence, digital forensic investigators are sort of digital police. Such professionals and forensic endeavors can be found in public law enforcement agencies as well as in private institutions.

Digital evidence is information stored or transmitted in binary form that may be relied on in court. It is often associated with electronic crime (e-crime), such as child pornography or credit card fraud.

But in actuality, digital evidence is now used to prosecute all types of crimes, not just e-crime. An example would be information on a floppy disk that led investigators to the capture of Dennis Lynn Rader, better known as the BTK seral killer. Investigators found important incriminating evidence in Rader’s email files.

How It Benefits Business

Digital forensics has also become important in the business environment. Some benefits of digital forensics include:

  • With computer forensics, a business is able to mitigate the risk of sampling. While an organization can always use external auditors or cyber forensics professionals, this is one benefit that it can gain using the onboard forensic team.
  • Through investigation, a company’s IT team can understand the trends related to the relevant data. The patterns can also help understand the fluctuations. Also, the team is able to analyze potential risk factors and false positives.
  • Network costs can be reduced by training a team on how to carry out digital forensics.
  • A well-trained digital forensics team is prepared to recommend budget-friendly system upgrades and other relevant implementations

Want to know more about Digital Forensics? Tonex offers several courses:

Additionally, Tonex offers nearly 400 classes, seminars and workshops in close to four dozen categories of systems engineering training.

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