The definition of Digital Forensics — the science of extracting electronic information, both visible and invisible, from electronic devices. Some of these include computers, laptops, phones, tablets, surveillance cameras, servers, etc. With the ubiquitous nature of electronic devices both in the workplace and at home, it’s little wonder why so much of today’s “evidence” is found on them.
Digital Forensics surrounds us in unprecedented ways. As such it is becoming harder and harder for our digital forensics investigators to track down potential wrongdoings through traditional investigative means. Digital evidence, including e-mail, activity logs, correspondence, user documents, internet activity and other electronic files are becoming increasingly crucial in internal investigations, civil matters and criminal cases, even when the data has been deleted or an attempt has been made at deleting and/or covering up the evidence.