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Digital Forensics and Incident Response by Gerard Johansen

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Forensic report

Forensic reports are the most technically complex of the three main report types. Analysts should be free to be as technically accurate as possible and to not dumb down the reporting for those that may be nontechnical. Analysts should also be aware that the forensic report will be critical to the overall incident reporting if it was able to determine a specific individual, such as a malicious insider.

In cases where a perpetrator has been identified or where the incident may incur legal ramifications, the forensic report will undergo a good deal of scrutiny. It therefore behooves the analyst to take great pains to complete it accurately and thoroughly:

  • Examiner bio/background: For audience members such as legal or external ...

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