What Is the Role of a Computer Forensic Examiner?

Computer forensics is a fairly new field. It is only a few decades old, but is growing quickly. In 1984, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) began creating software programs to collect computer evidence.5 In 1990, the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) was formed. The IACIS, the oldest computer forensic professional group, was the first group dedicated to computer forensics.6

The first international conference on computer forensics was held in 1993. In 1995, the International Organization on Computer Evidence (IOCE) was formed. Although the IOCE no longer exists, it created some of the earliest guiding principles for computer forensic examiners. ...

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