Digital Media Forensics

by Michael Allgeier Sept. 1, 2017 via Symantec

The area of digital media forensics is not just the art of finding deleted or hidden data; it is also the understanding of the underlying technologies behind the various tools used and the ability to present scientifically valid information. Digital media forensics is a growing science that governmental agencies have long practiced, with the commercial sector not far behind. Many governmental agencies are far ahead of most companies when it comes to searching, seizing, and analyzing information systems and the proper accountability of digital evidence. With secrets and lives to lose if sensitive information were released to the wrong people, the reasons behind their expertise are understood. The ability to identify the person(s) responsible for the compromise or theft and means of transmittal is paramount for further protection and control of sensitive information. Many companies are now focusing on the problem of industrial espionage and the control of proprietary information. Current

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