Is Digital Forensic Important? Essay

790 Words Sep 24th, 2015 4 Pages
What is digital forensic? According to Ian Rose (2015), “Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime.” Is digital forensic important? Yes. Nowadays, Digital devices are everywhere in people’s daily lives, from computers, smart phones, gaming consoles to monitors, GPS, printers and so on. Any device that can store data might be a very important piece of evidence in digital forensic. Dave Evans (2011) has written that “Cisco IBSG predicts there will be 25 billion devices connected to the internet by 2015 and 50 billion by 2020.” in his report. Obliviously, digital forensic will be more and more important as the number of digital devices is increasing.
This paper will discuss the history of digital forensic, the variety of its applications, and the role it plays in nowadays world.

The world of computers has rapidly changed since 1975, which is the time the first personal computer ‘The MITS Altair 8800’ was introduced. Before that, computers were just some huge, expensive, heavy equipment. FBI Magnet Media Program, which is now called Computer Analysis and Response Team (CART), is created in 1984, during the next decade, many cyber forensic companies and organizations are founded, such as the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists and Access Data. These are the symbols that digital forensic becomes a noticeable…

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