Collecting the Evidence
Once you have met with and interviewed the relevant members of the victim organization, it is time to take the information that you have learned and proceed with collecting evidence. Again, many of the techniques used to collect that evidence will be discussed later in this book, but in general terms you must collect evidence in a way that preserves its value in a criminal proceeding. This means that you do not substantively alter the evidence during collection and that you maintain an accurate chain of custody for each piece of evidence that you collect. Evidence in a network investigation can consist of many different things, and we will look at some of the different types of evidence that you may want to collect.