What is IT forensics?
The term IT forensics refers to the use of forensic techniques and methods to collect, analyze, and present digital evidence related to crimes or other legal matters. It is a branch of forensics that focuses on the investigation of computer systems, networks, digital storage media, mobile devices, and other digital technologies.
IT forensics encompasses a wide range of techniques, including recovering deleted files, analyzing network traffic, identifying suspicious activity, decrypting encrypted data, investigating malware, and identifying phishing attacks. The results of the investigation are usually documented in a forensic report, which can be used as evidence in court and serves to expose and ultimately convict the perpetrators.
The importance of IT forensics has continued to grow in recent years as more and more crimes are committed online and from the supposed anonymity of the Net. IT forensic scientists typically work for law enforcement agencies, security companies, or independent forensics labs. They require extensive knowledge of computer systems and network technologies, as well as the legal framework for investigating digital evidence, which is why we regularly educate and train our team within these areas.