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Forensic Computer Analysis

Published on 07 June 17

Computer forensics is one of the applications used for the investigation and analysis of evidences. This is a technique, which is used to collect and analyze the evidences from a specific computing device in such a way that it is admissible for the presentation in a court of law. The role of Forensic Computer is to perform an investigation in a structured form and to find out what happened exactly on a computing device along with the reason that who was responsible for it.

Duties of a Computer Forensic

Most of the organizations used computer forensics for different purposes. Recently, commercial organizations have used computer forensics tools to their benefit in different of cases like

Computer Forensic Examiner

o Forgeries

o Regulatory compliance

o Bankruptcy investigations

o Industrial espionage

o Employment disputes

o Intellectual Property theft

o Investigation of Fraud

o Inappropriate internet and email use in work places

o Stages of a Computer Forensic Investigation

There are generally six stages of computer forensic investigation

The users have to go through these steps of computer forensic investigation as mentioned below

Readiness In examination process forensic readiness is an important stage. In commercial computer forensic this stage includes educating clients about the preparedness of system For the forensic examiner themselves, readiness includes the proper training, verification and regular testing of their software and equipment.


The evaluation level includes the receiving of instructions, then, clarification of those instructions if they are not clear, and also, risk analysis along with the allocation of roles and resources


The collection stage involves gathering of each and every evidences in a secure and safe manner. This is one of the important parts of computer forensics


Now, this level of investigation includes the proper analysis of evidences. It must be accurate, impartial, thorough and completed


This process includes the complete information of findings and analysis of an examiner. It also, includes the information provided by the examiner, which can be useful in the investigation process.


This stage may include a basic analysis of what went well, or what went wrong. This also includes that how the learning can be incorporated from this into the future examinations’.

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