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

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Proper Tools and Procedures

In closing this chapter, it is important to relate our understanding of evidence dynamics to the proper use of tools and procedures. Investigators should take into account the human and natural forces that can and do act on digital evidence at every stage of the investigation. As this book progresses, we will continue to discuss tools and procedures as they relate to the performance of computer forensics investigations. Many people say that investigators should seek out tools and use procedures that are “court certified.” However, investigators should keep in mind that there is no court certification for tools or procedures, only past decisions or case law that helps guide judges. Investigators should rely on their ...

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