Thursday, January 9, 2014

Forensic Investigation Lab & Computer/Digital Forensics

"Computer forensics (sometimes known as computer forensic science) is a branch of digital forensic science pertaining to legal evidence found in computers and digital storage media. The goal of computer forensics is to examine digital media in a forensically sound manner with the aim of identifying, preserving, recovering, analyzing and presenting facts and opinions about the information."
Forensics Investigation Lab @ Cyber Wargame Centre
-- Source: Wikipedia.org

In this fast moving and dynamic digital age, the information stored on digital devices reveals many details about what has been done and where one has been to. The authorities use this information to identify and convict people who break the law. To help them, they need skilled professionals who can gather and interpret this data.  As such, we strongly believe that computer/digital forensics is ONE OF THE MANY important skill sets that an information security practitioners should possess.

Screen shot of Encase® Forensic software
At SP, we use EnCase® Forensic software to analyse digital media. EnCase® Forensic software is the global standard in digital investigation technology for forensic practitioners who need to conduct efficient, forensically-sound data collection and investigations using a repeatable and defensible process.

This means that all DISM students will be trained in using the EnCase® Forensic software, the industry grade software and de-facto standard, to perform the computer forensics processes. It ensures that your skill set is current and relevant when you enter the job market.

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