CHAPTER 16Forensics

You never can be completely prepared. Even if you take every precaution and follow every security measure, you're never really prepared when it happens. Thievery is one of the unpleasant realities of our world today. And data theft as a result of a break-in or security breach is one of the hardest hurdles to overcome. Some companies don't survive it. Others take years to recover from the damage. Fortunately, a field has developed over the years in which investigations of computer crimes are conducted to find the perpetrators of these crimes and bring them to justice. And a conversation about security would not be complete without a discussion surrounding the field of computer forensics.

Computer forensics is the scientific ...

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