With increasing data storage sizes comes waste. In the Digital Forensics (AKA Computer Forensics) industry, this waste is called slack. Early in the home computer, IBM PC & Macintosh world, the trend moved from floppy disks to hard drives. In
What does Dark Data mean? We use this term on our website, as if it is obvious. In the most basic terms, Dark Data is information that is difficult to find. So, in effect it is sitting in the dark.
The best approach to a Digital Forensics (aka Computer Forensics or Cyber Forensics) investigation has been to perform a “Dead” analysis of the data storage devices. This requires the imaging (or copying) of hard drives, flash drives, discs, etc. for
If you were a criminal and wanted to hide computer evidence, how difficult could it be? Actually, you don’t even have to be a criminal, maybe you just want to hide something from a family member or your employer. Your
Aren’t Electronic Discovery and Computer Forensics the same thing? Some people would say that they are, but many practitioners strongly disagree. Here are some definitions that I found for Electronic Discovery: Gartner said that “E-discovery is the production and presentation of