The reporting of facts related to digital forensics needs to be clear, concise, and with or without objectivity. In nearly all instances, a forensic examiner will be required to prepare a detailed written report, which addresses every action and captures the critical data required. This report should be thorough, accurate, and without opinion or bias. This report will often be made part of a larger incident investigation and aids in determining the root cause of an incident.

Another aspect of presentation is the role that the forensic examiner might play in a criminal or civil proceeding. Testifying in court may be required if the incident under investigation has yielded a suspect or other responsible party. It is during this ...

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