Imagine a doctor completely unaware of what they’re walking into triaging two patients: one in need of a hospital cardiac catheterization lab after an irregular electrocardiogram (EKG) reading, the other suffering from a stroke and needing a CT scan. All systems are down due to ransomware, so the physician working [...]
Over the last 20 years or so, as computers have become connected through small local networks and ultimately through the largest network of them all, the Internet, the term computer forensics has become too limited to encompass the entire field. Because of this, most examiners who practice more than just computer forensics have taken to calling their discipline digital forensics.
The field of digital forensics has expanded to include network forensics as well, and includes such areas of expertise as investigating network security breaches, hacking attempts, and data theft.