“The original idea of the web was that it should be a collaborative space where you can communicate through sharing information.” These are the words of the creator of the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee.
There is no doubting that the internet has revolutionised the way we communicate and share information. However, the sad truth is that there our reliance on the web has also spawned some negative consequences, most notably, the emergence of the Dark Web; this is the part of the web that is not indexed by standard search engines and as such illegal activity takes place here, in the shadows where authorities cannot see what is happening.
However, difficult though it may be, there is almost always a way to uncover what users are doing online. Indeed, computer forensics has emerged as a keen focus for many organisations, including Frenkels Forensics, to enable them to do just that.
Being able to assess what actions someone has taken on their computer is essential in delivering justice in a great many court cases these days, but to do so requires a very specific skill set. The computer forensic experts at Frenkels Forensics can conduct an audit trail by using sophisticated techniques to access encrypted data stored on an individual or company’s computer – this will reveal who performed what action and when.
Of course, it is not always a question of uncovering a vast criminal network that is operating on the Dark Web; a huge number of every day criminal cases, including fraud or tax investigations, rely on computer forensics to reveal the truth.
Data stored on an individual’s computer, a company’s hard-drives or in the cloud is essential to understand just what has taken place and who is responsible. And as such, the importance of computer forensics investigations is going to increase over the coming years.
For expert help with a computer forensics investigation contact Frenkels Forensics for an independent appraisal.
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By Vitek Frenkel – find me via Google+.