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Cyber forensics, also known as computer forensics, is the practice of extracting information, analyzing data, and gaining intelligence related to activities involving the use of technology. It follows a structured chain of evidence that can be presented in a court of law.

Cyber forensics is an end-to-end investigative process that includes data acquisition, analysis, documentation, and reporting, all according to legal standards or organizational policies.

Here are the key aspects of cyber forensics:

  • Purpose and Scope:
    • Legal Compliance: Cyber forensics ensures compliance with legal requirements.
    • Auditing Policies: It enforces auditing policies while maintaining the integrity of information.
    • Attribution: Investigators attribute specific actions to users involved in criminal behavior.
  • Crucial Information Uncovered:
    • User Attribution: Determining which users are responsible for specific actions.
    • Action Sequences: Details on authorized or unauthorized actions related to users.
    • Metadata: Information logs including time, file type, size, and data volume.
    • Content: Audio, video, and text files.
    • Technologies Involved: Understanding the tools and systems used.
  • Beyond Auditing:
    • While auditing focuses on routine checks, cyber forensics delves deeper.
    • It extracts evidence related to specific unknown events and their consequences.
    • Investigators follow procedures ensuring comprehensiveness, objectivity, authenticity, and information integrity.

  • Forensics Processes
  • Phases in Cyber Forensic Procedure:
    • Identification: Determine the required evidence.
    • Preservation: Maintain evidence integrity and security.
    • Analysis: Understand insights from the information.
    • Documentation: Recover data to describe the sequence of actions.
    • Presentation: Offer a structured overview leading to conclusions.
  • Forensics Technology
  • Forensics Skills
  • Forensics Training