Unit 10 Assignment 1: Executive Summary on Computer Forensics Suites
Computer forensics is a relatively new scientific process for examining data stored on, received, or transmitted by electronic devices. The data from these electronic devices are examined to find evidence about an event of crime. Computer forensic examiners use specialized software and tools to collect and study data stored on various electronic devices. The evidence collected from these electronic devices is called digital evidence or plainly electronic evidence.
Forensic Toolkit, a forensics suite, is recognized around the world as the standard in computer forensics software. FTK is a “court-accepted” digital investigations platform built for stability, speed and ease of use. It provides comprehensive processing and indexing up front, so filtering and searching is faster than with any other product. This means you can zero in on the relevant evidence quickly, dramatically increasing your analysis speed. The database-driven, enterprise-class architecture allows you to handle massive data sets, as it provides stability and processing speeds not possible with other tools.
In the trial of Scott Peterson, where he was on trial for the murder of his wife, Laci, and unborn son, Connor, Scott had become a lightning rod of controversy as groups rallied around him or against him. While the trial focused on the age old themes of infidelity and intrigue, it was driven by the technology of the twenty first century. Some of the most damning evidence against Scott Peterson was not found in DNA samples or in the boat he used to dispose of his wife’s body. Rather it was located in his cell phone records and on the hard drive of his computer. The data contained on the computer, especially, came to the forefront of the investigation as it became available.
Lydell Wall, a detective with Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department and winner of the Timothy Fidel award, was brought into...