Computer forensics is a fast-changing industry. New mobile devices, increased use of the cloud to store data and social media all present new challenges to collecting data. It’s not enough to limit a data collection to files and emails anymore. Smartphones, tablets, email, instant messaging platforms, traditional file shares and more all need to be included in a collection. And computer forensics experts must keep up-to-date on industry-accepted practices for collecting each type of data.
- How does each technology work?
- How do users interact with said technology?
- Where is the data stored?
- And how is the data stored?
Those are all questions a computer forensics expert needs to be prepared to answer when investigating a cyber security event or preparing for litigation.
Check out ‘Data Collection: Embracing New Technology and Abandoning Old Paradigms‘ in this issue of Peer to Peer Magazine to understand more about changing trends in computer forensics and collections.