The Scope of Digital Forensics
After reading this chapter, you will be able to understand the following:
The definition and importance of digital forensics;
Different types of digital evidence and how they are used;
The skills, training, and education required to become a computer forensics investigator;
Job opportunities in the field of computer forensics;
The history of computer forensics; and
Agencies in the U.S. and internationally involved in computer forensics investigations.
Digital forensics is the retrieval, analysis, and use of digital evidence in a civil or criminal investigation. Ironically, digital forensics (or computer forensics) is not limited to computers as the source of evidence. Any medium that ...