Chapter 1: The Need forComputer Forensics


In This Chapter

  • Defining computer forensics

  • Understanding corporate forensic needs Understanding law enforcement forensics needs

  • Training practitioners

  • Training end users

  • Assessing your organization's needs

Computer forensics is a fascinating field. As enterprises become more complex and exchange more information online, high-tech crimes are increasing at a rapid rate. The industry has taken off in recent years , and it's no surprise that a profession once regarded as a vague counterpart of network security has grown into a science all its own. In addition, numerous companies and professionals now offer computer forensic services. A computer forensic technician is a combination of a private eye and a computer scientist. Although the ideal background for this field includes legal, technical, and law enforcement experience, a myriad of industries use professionals with investigative intelligence and technology proficiency. A computer forensic professional can fill a variety of roles such as private investigator , corporate compliance professional, or law enforcement official.

This chapter introduces you to the concept of computer forensics, while addressing computer forensic needs from both sides-corporate policy and law enforcement. It will present some real-life examples of computer crime. It will help you assess your organization's needs and discuss various training methods used for practitioners and end users.




Computer Forensics JumpStart
Computer Forensics JumpStart
ISBN: 0470931663
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2004
Pages: 153

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