Computer forensics is the collection, analysis and reporting on digital data in a legally admissible way. It can be used in the detection and prevention of crime, or in any dispute where evidence is stored digitally.
Computer forensics follows a similar process to other forensic disciplines, and faces similar issues. A computer forensic examination may reveal when a document first appeared on a computer, when it was last edited, when it was last saved or printed and which user carried out these actions.
Campus has used computer forensics in cases such as:
- Intellectual Property theft
- Industrial espionage
- Employment disputes
- Fraud investigations
- Inappropriate e-mail and internet use in the work place
- Regulatory compliance
NIST Computer Forensic Tool Testing Program provides an industry respected testing of tools, checking that they consistently produce accurate and objective test results.