Digital Forensics and Computer Crime Investigation
Digital forensics (sometimes known as digital forensic science) is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime.
The term digital forensics was originally used as a synonym for computer forensics but has expanded to cover investigation of all devices capable of storing digital data. With roots in the personal computing revolution of the late 1970s and early ’80s, the discipline evolved in a haphazard manner during the 1990s, and it was not until early 21st century when national policies were implemented.
What is Digital Forensics?
Digital forensic investigations have a variety of applications.
The most common is to support or refute a hypothesis before criminal or civil (as part of the electronic discovery process) courts. Forensics may also feature in the private sector; such as during internal corporate investigations or intrusion investigation (a specialist probe into the nature and extent of an unauthorized network intrusion).
The technical aspect of an investigation is divided into several sub-branches, relating to the type of digital devices involved; computer forensics, network forensics, database forensics and mobile device forensics. The typical forensic processes involve evidence collection (seizure), analysis of digital media, forensic imaging (acquisition) and production of reports with collected findings and evidences.
As well as identifying direct evidence of a crime, digital forensics can be used to attribute evidence to specific suspects, confirm alibis or statements, determine intent, identify sources (for example, in copyright cases), or authenticate documents. Investigations are much broader in scope than other areas of forensic analysis (where the usual aim is to provide answers to a series of simpler questions) often involving complex time-lines or hypotheses.
How can we help?
In terms of computer crime investigation and digital forensic, LGMS is a well known name among the financial institutions in this region.
Our security experts have years of experience in the area of:
- Litigation Support and Consulting
- Computer Fraud and Criminal Investigation
- Digital Artifact Forensic
- Digital Artifact Discovery
- Data Recovery and Data Destruction
- Mobile Device Forensics
- Confidential and Lawful Surveillance
- Expert Witness Testimony
LGMS’s digital forensic lab is fully equipped with commercialized digital forensic investigation analysis equipment. Scope of forensic: Computer, mobile devices and live servers etc.
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We treat every case with utmost confidentiality and privacy.