Using computer forensic experts, such as those at Disklabs Computer Forensics gives you confidence that the job in hand is being undertaken expertly, following ACPO, (Association of Chief Police Officers), guidelines. All the experienced computer forensic analysts and mobile phone forensic analysts are able to find deleted items, hidden files, password protected files and more. At the end of the thorough investigation, a report will be produced which will detail all findings. The computer forensics report will be simple to understand, this assists both prosecution and defence, by tribunal, by judge and by jury.
Computer evidence by the computer expert should be in an understandable computer forensic analysis report. This should be understandable to a judge, jury or internal department. The forensic lab should be mentioned, as should security of the forensic lab. There should also be profile of the computer investigator, (computer forensics analyst), an explanation of the computer forensic investigation process, (obviously complying with ACPO, (Association of Chief Police Officers) guidelines. Included in the digital forensic process should be the remit of the investigation, the forensic findings and all relevant computer photographs, (including the photographs of the exhibits).
Forensic accounting is executed by specialists in this field. The forensic accountant should be dual skilled, being qualified in both accountancy, computer forensics and network forensics. Electronic Discovery, (eDiscovery or e-Discovery), is most frequently used to investigate large networks and requires network forensics experts to investigate the digital evidence on a large number of computers. Only the best computer forensic and network forensic experts should attempt this.
Computer crime investigation within any environment, (private investigators, law enforcement, corporate, intelligence, prosecution or defence), is a subject which needs experts in computers to deal with the complex digit al issues. The digital investigator should have completed computer forensic training courses and ideally become a certified computer examiner. Investigations can be private investigations, (could be for a divorce), criminal investigations, (most work undertaken for the police), fraud investigation, (undertaken either for law enforcement or corporate investigations).