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Computer Evidence: Collection and Preservation, Second Edition by Christopher L. T. Brown

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Who Performs Computer Forensics?

Much of the early use of computers was for the storage of financial data. Hence, initial groundwork in the area of computer forensics was done by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigative Division and other federal law enforcement agencies, such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). In the private sector, organizations such as Ernst & Young, Deloitte & Touche, and other large corporate auditors had an early interest in computer forensics. Today, crimes involving a computer have expanded much further than those of only financial interest. To understand who might be interested in performing computer forensics, it is helpful to break down the types of involvement the computer could have with ...

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