According to a report titled ''Global Digital Forensics Market 2018 - 2025'', the digital forensics market will balloon to a whopping $7 billion by 2025. As more and more companies and general consumers rely on connected devices, the prospect of becoming a victim of cybercrime has increased. The same study estimates that around half of the Earth's population interact with some form of a digital device daily. As the population continues to grow and as technology becomes cheaper and more widely available, cybercrime will inevitably increase, creating renewed challenges for security practitioners. Fortunately, several emerging technologies are beginning to take shape that can help digital forensic investigators.
The ever-evolving nature of technology will inevitably create new tools that might be useful for forensic investigations. Many of these tools are only starting to take shape while others are being tested in the real world. According to the Infosec Institute, some of these emerging technologies include artificial intelligence, Li-Fi, and machine vision.
These tremendous technological shifts in data, services, and resources usage and consumption make forensic investigations more complicated than ever. Current software tools and forensics experts are already struggling to acquire evidence and to keep up-to-date with the fast-growing pace and constant updates and changes in these services and products.
Digital forensics needs to play a central role in the evolving IT space, rather than playing catch-up with industry and new technologies being introduced. It is a fact that current software tools, and also forensics experts, are struggling to keep up-to-date with recent technologies and releases, and to provide efficient and durable forensics methods and techniques. The majority of the existing tools are either not fully developed or do not yet provide full functionality for a large range of systems and devices. The systems we have mentioned in this paper will play an increasingly important role in criminal investigations and law disputes, as well as in information security. Data will be increasingly susceptible to alteration, updates, or deletion. Cloud systems and mobile devices are by nature more prone to incorrect or inappropriate digital forensics processes than separated pieces of hardware. It is becoming essential to take the lead in documenting best practices and measures to be taken to ensure the reliability and accuracy of next generation forensics processes, not only with regard to technical aspects, but also juridical and legal issues.
We present to you “Top 10 Digital Forensics Service Companies - 2021.”