Handling Evidence

Once you have appropriately transported the device and prepared it for forensic examination, you have to handle the evidence. There are specific steps to utilize.

Preserving computer evidence requires planning and training in incident discovery procedures. The following sections describe tasks related to handling evidence and measures to take when gathering evidence. To review, a system forensics specialist has three basic tasks related to handling evidence:

  • Find evidence

  • Preserve evidence

  • Prepare evidence

Collecting Data

There are three primary types of data that a forensic investigator must collect: volatile data, temporary data, and persistent data. As an investigator, you must attempt to avoid permanently losing ...

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