You’ve probably heard about more than one instance in which a suspected criminal is busted in part because of the materials he had stored on his computer. Whether it’s a Facebook page that includes troubling posts or an internet history filled with suspicious search terms, there are many ways a computer can be used to track and provide evidence. Computer forensics, or cyber forensics specialists are the law enforcement officials responsible for unearthing this kind of data.
A computer forensics specialist is basically a detective: his or her primary objective is to collect and analyze evidence that can be used to solve a crime. The main difference between a computer forensics specialist and a traditional detective lies in the source of evidence–a computer forensics specialist searches a computer, cell phone, electronic planner or other digital device.
Bachelor of Computer forensics and criminal investigation
- 5 Things Every Criminal Justice Major Should Know About Digital Forensics
- High Technology Crime Investigation Association
- International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists
- International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners
- African Society of Digital Forensics and eDiscovery
- African Board of Information Security and Computer Forensics
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