Need for digital forensics
Ever since computers came into the mainstream during the 80’s, they have increasingly taken on the various roles that take up a human being’s time, and this leaves scope for people with a criminal bent of mind to take advantage of this with cyber crime. Steps had to be taken to stop this growing menace, leading to the birth of digital forensics.
Definition of digital forensics
A digital forensics company in India would define digital forensics as applying the knowledge of computers to investigate a crime which may be fraud, provision of counterintelligence support, computer crimes, as well as crimes that leave an electronic trail. A digital forensic company in India is well equipped nowadays to deal with analysis of “big data”, data visualizations, Natural Language Processing, and cyber security of course.
Differences between traditional and digital forensics
Digital forensics faces significant challenges as compared to the more traditional methods of evidence collection. A digital forensic company in India if presented with a case that has someone behind it who can erase the data left behind for good, as well as leave behind a vast amount of misleading data to deliberately mislead the investigators, has to sift through each bit of information and data to lead them on and also be prepared for accessing virtually any device on the face of the earth to access its contents, something extremely difficult to do, but it’s not impossible.
The different purposes of digital forensics
A digital forensics company in India would primarily devote its attention to two goals. One is to analyze data to track a crime in the physical world, any civil or criminal investigation procedure makes use of a digital forensics company in India to go through the personal devices as laptops, smartphones and desktops of the person in question if it is required. A lot of corporate litigation has made use of a digital forensic company in India to gather and present material which is incriminatory in nature, with corroborating facts to support their case in court. The second purpose of digital forensics is to unearth crimes that are internet based, such as hacking, stealing of personal information, online fraud, and a lot of cyber-attacks as well. A digital forensics company in India, as in any other country has to go through a lot of data and bypass a lot of countermeasures taken by the hacker to get to the bottom of the scam or crime, and by no means is it an easy task, since it needs extremely competent professionals, sometimes erstwhile hackers who have turned a new leaf, to get the job done.
The advantages of digital forensics
It is powerful weapon because it is like a look at the history of the events leading up to, during and after the crime. In addition, it can reclaim deleted files, videos and pictures from devices which the alleged criminal may think he deleted, but special tools reveal otherwise.