Firms become digital detectives
Wednesday, August 18, 2004 (11:04:31)
Posted by forensicfocus
It is not just computer use that is on the rise in businesses, the abuse of PCs, e-mail access and the net are all increasing too.
And as more staff put computers to sordid and criminal uses, businesses are being urged to turn detective to help gather evidence of abuse.
Greater familiarity with forensics could also prove useful if a firm becomes a victim of digital crime or is targeted by malicious hackers and needs to investigate what happened.
But experts say that digital data can be fragile and businesses must exercise care if they are to avoid damaging or even deleting potentially useful information.
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