Essay on The Problem Of Computer Forensics

1128 Words Jun 29th, 2016 null Page
Due to the recent uprise in pop culture and tv crime shows such as CSI: Crime

Scene Investigation, and books like The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, the field of

Computer Forensics is no longer being put on the back burner. According to many

popular news outlets such as Forbes and Newsweek, the field of Computer Science is

expected to grow exponentially, leaving the the specialty of Forensic Science the need

to adapt with it. As long as technology has been at the base of human fingertips, there’s

always been substantial cases of fraud, network security issues, and online identity

theft. The field of Computer Forensics didn’t come into popularity until the 80’s and with

the rise of the .com era much computer evidence was used in many courtroom cases,

but what do we know about the analysts who put together all this information and work

in it day to day?

Computer Forensics gradually morphed out of the teaming of special crime

investigators who sought the help of a computer scientist in order to retrieve specific

evidence from hard drives. Like any crime, there’s specific procedures that law

enforcement must take to ensure the authenticity of the evidence being presented.

Many times, when a forensic specialist is presented with a computer or a ton of

computers with which to retrieve information, the most vital procedure is making sure

the computer is secure. Once this is done and no outside forces are a threat, the

the specialist then locates…

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