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Why Do You Need A Computer Forensics Expert Witness

Monday, August 30th, 2010

Since the turn of the millennium for personal and business purposes computers have become ‘the most must have contraptions’ and the usage and dependence on the Internet continued to move upwards. 80% of all corporate data is now being stored electronically and allowed to stay in electronic format. Then came the bad news. As the use of computers escalated, so did the computer crime. According to the Crime in America statistics website, in 2009 alone, computer crime increased by 22 percent. These crimes needed a computer expert, an investigator to fathom the depth of the crime and an expert who can present the computer evidence methodically in the court of law to convict him. The computer expert, the computer forensic specialist and a Forensics Expert Witness have now new avatar as a Computer Forensics Expert Witness

A Computer Forensics Expert Witness is a Computer Forensic investigator who can investigate. A Computer Forensics Expert Witness is a specialist within Computer Forensics and E-Discovery and can testify regarding the accuracy and findings from the computer forensics. A Computer Forensics Expert Witness may work in close conjunction with a Computer Forensics investigator, or he himself would work as both. Computer Forensics investigator is the specialist who can methodically investigate, discover and analyze the available, deleted, or hidden information that can be put to use as irrefutable evidence in a legal case. A Computer Forensics Expert Witness provides testimony, documentation and witness preparation to help present discovered electronic data in legal proceedings to help you prove and win your case.

A Computer Forensic investigator can:

  • Uncover the depth of a security breach
  • Recover data that has been corrupted or intentionally deleted
  • Identify how security checks were dodged
  • Identify the individual involved in the crime, say a hacker, an individual on the Internet, an employee, or an irate spouse

Computer forensics experts help us uncover potential evidence in cases like blackmail, child pornography, copyright infringement, corruption, decryption, destruction of information, fraud, industrial espionage, money laundering, sexual abuse, software piracy, theft of intellectual property, and unauthorized access to confidential information.

A Computer Forensics Expert Witness can assist in all stages of building a case as the following:

  • A Computer Forensics Expert Witness ascertains the relevance of the information present in the computer(s)
  • A Computer Forensics Expert Witness assists in preparing and responding to interrogatories
  • A Computer Forensics Expert Witness retrieves and examines information through the use of his forensics programs and methods
  • A Computer Forensics Expert Witness develops court reports
  • A Computer Forensics Expert Witness plans and provides expert testimony

A Computer Forensics Expert Witness helps communities, corporates and individuals in the following ways:

  • A Computer Forensics Expert Witness assists in Police Investigations in computer crimes in child pornography, ID theft, breaching security protocols to access government defense information and narcotic supplies and extortion rackets
  • A Computer Forensics Expert Witness is trained in the legalities of computer crime. He can help investigators build a case and provide expert testimony in court of law. His testimony helps the judiciary in convicting computer criminals
  • A Computer Forensics Expert Witness assists in civil litigation trials in cases of divorce, child support payments and financial fraud
  • A Computer Forensics Expert Witness can help insurance companies to identify evidence of fraud in cases of worker compensation or personal injury cases
  • A Computer Forensics Expert Witness can find computer evidence in industrial espionage, theft of trade secrets and in cases of sexual harassment