Computer Forensics—Computer Media Reviews in Classified Government Agencies
Michael R. Anderson, SCERC
Forensics, by definition, is the application of law to science. In the case of computer forensics, computer science is used to identify evidence in criminal cases and civil lawsuits. Computer forensics is a relatively new forensic science, but its procedures and methodologies have been used for years in military and law enforcement agencies to gather intelligence and to identify criminal investigation leads and evidence. Computer forensics moved from the secret world of the military and law enforcement when New Technologies, Inc. (NTI) was created in 1996. Since that time, numerous commercial computer-forensics training courses have come into existence and several colleges and universities have incorporated computer forensics topics in their curricula. Several computer forensic software ...