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
  • Forgeries
  • Inappropriate e-mail and internet use in the work place
  • Regulatory compliance
If you need forensic services, e-mail the Security team at


NIST Computer Forensic Tool Testing Program provides an industry respected testing of tools, checking that they consistently produce accurate and objective test results.