The digital age has opened doors to new opportunities and efficiencies for today’s businesses. Yet those same technologies that help organizations compete and succeed have also opened doors to criminals and abuse.
Whether it’s breaking the law or violating company policy, individuals from both inside and outside an organization can use digital media as tools and targets to perpetrate crimes, derail business, and create serious, costly disruptions. The evidence of compromised data can show up in everything from desktop computers and cell phones to MP3 players and cameras.
Finding and preserving evidence of unauthorized or criminal activity and evidence of compromised data is crucial. Without it, companies are unable to determine the full extent of damage or prove wrongdoing. They also lose the ability to further protect their resources and reputation. That delicate task of finding and gathering evidence requires the critical skills of digital forensics experts.
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