The Types of Digital Forensics

Enterprise Security Magazine | Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Digital forensics allows law enforcement and even private firms to recover critical information from a computer, even if the data has been destroyed or password secured, which is why it is so crucial.

Fremont, CA: The study of recovering and investigating data from all types of digital devices is known as digital forensics. Computer forensics is a kind of digital forensics that examines evidence collected on computers and digital storage devices like hard discs and USB drives. These branches are typically employed in investigations involving cybercrime or other crimes using evidence kept on a device. Almost every crime now incorporates some form of a computer system. As a result, extracting evidence from computers while following all of the necessary procedures to ensure that the evidence is admissible in court is a unique and valuable skill set for law enforcement, military, and private investigations.

Types of digital forensics:

Network forensics

This has to do with tracking and analyzing communication between machines on a network. It's similar to eavesdropping on a conversation in that the purpose is to gather the data being sent and utilize it as proof.

Mobile device forensics

As the name implies, this topic focuses on evaluating, extracting, and analyzing evidence collected on mobile devices such as smartphones and iPads. Phone contacts, call records, audio, and video are some of the things that specialists extract.

Disk forensics

This section focuses on searching for active, modified, or deleted files on storage media such as hard discs in order to extract data. For instance, this may be used to recover deleted data that could be used as proof or to show that a file was generated and edited at a specific time.

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