11 Facts About Digital forensics


Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery, investigation, examination and analysis of material found in digital devices, often in relation to mobile devices and computer crime.

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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.

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One of the first practical examples of digital forensics was Cliff Stoll's pursuit of hacker Markus Hess in 1986.

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The Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence produced a 2002 paper, "Best practices for Computer Forensics", this was followed, in 2005, by the publication of an ISO standard .

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Digital forensics is commonly used in both criminal law and private investigation.

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Main focus of digital forensics investigations is to recover objective evidence of a criminal activity .

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The ability of UK law enforcement to conduct digital forensics investigations is legislated by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.

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Goal of computer forensics is to explain the current state of a digital artifact; such as a computer system, storage medium or electronic document.

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Mobile device forensics is a sub-branch of digital forensics relating to recovery of digital evidence or data from a mobile device.

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Database forensics is a branch of digital forensics relating to the forensic study of databases and their metadata.

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IoT forensics is a branch of Digital forensics that has the goal of identifying and extracting digital information from devices belonging to the Internet of things field, to be used for forensics investigations as potential source of evidence.

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