Unit 4 Assignment 2: Write a Digital Evidence Procedure
The chain of custody requires that from the moment the evidence is collected, every transfer of evidence from person to person be documented and that it be provable that nobody else could have accessed that evidence. It is best to keep the number of transfers as low as possible. With that being said the following steps should be taken in order to ensure that that the collection and transport of the computer and mobile device is collectively protected. The first step should be to ensure that all of the evidence is present and the nothing is missing during the count review. Once all evidence that is relevant to the case is collectively ensure that they are all indeed present the second step should be to ensure that everyone in charge of the operation is trust worthy and that background checks are up to date on all of them to ensure a smooth and secure process. Thirdly bringing all of the evidence back to the lab for processing, analysis and making sure nothing during this step goes missing or has a chance of potentially getting compromised. The next step that should take place is to ensure all investigators in the case are still present and no miscommunication or unexcused absence occurs during all steps. If all of the following steps stated above is done correctly the process of transportation for the evidence should all go accordingly and successfully because a Chain of custody is also used in most chemical sampling situations to maintain the integrity of the sample by providing documentation of the control, transfer, and analysis of samples. Chain of custody is especially important in environmental work where sampling can identify the existence of contamination and can be used to identify the responsible party.