Field Guide Part One

by Timothy E. Wright Sept. 1, 2017 via Symantec

As computers and the Internet continue to pervade and invade our lives, the potential for harm caused by computer crime increases manifold. Unfortunately, there is a deficit of information about what computer crime is, and how it should be investigated. As a result, such criminal acts become more widespread and costly to our society each year. The relatively new field of Computer Forensics attempts to manage this problem by providing a thorough, efficient, and secure means of investigating computer crime. This article and those which follow, will endeavor to provide a field guide for the computer fraud and abuse investigator. In a plain and approachable manner, this guide will cover a generic method for the application of computer forensics. Beginning here with a discussion of the basics, the field guide will address questions and issues fundamental to investigating computer crime, and detail a method for doing search and seizures of physical computer evidence, and information discover