Computer forensics helps unlock digital secrets and to find hidden information
We live in a highly connected world and it is no surprise that cybercrime is rife and on the rise. Computer forensics is often required to solve crimes including cybercrimes. Computer forensics can also help in the prevention of cybercrimes such as hacking, scams, sabotage, network attacks, data loss and espionage. Saffron Investigations offers private detective services as well as computer forensics in Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach FL, Sunrise FL and Weston Fl.
Most of the world’s information is stored digitally and some of this information can be critical in private investigations. Finding, analysing and investigating evidence that is stored digitally is at the heart of computer forensics. A private investigator involved in computer forensics will need to find out what information is stored on a computer device, who accessed that information and who performed certain actions and transactions relevant to that information.
There is a specific science to computer forensics and certain procedures that need to be followed. For example a device may need to be isolated, backed up and secured. After copying the digital information the device should be secured to prevent intentional or accidental contamination. However accessing a device may not be straight forward. Computers are often password protected and some information can even be encrypted. Unlocking the secrets stored on a digital device can often require advance forensics and the assistance of highly specialised programmers and technicians
Forensic investigators also make use of advanced software to examine digital information. This could involve searching hidden folders, restoring deleted files and repairing damaged or corrupted data. The findings are recorded in a forensics report and should be good enough to be used in a court of law.
Computer forensics is often required to help solve a variety of cases, be they personal, commercial or criminal.