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Where does digital forensics come in in a business setting?

Where does digital forensics come in in a business setting?

According to research by 2025, there will be 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity positions globally by 2025 with 2 out of 4 organizations falling victim to a ransomware attack.

Among the affected companies,64% paid the ransom with nearly 40% unable to recover their data. A quarter of these ransom attacks target manufacturing industries while 17% target professional services and 13% target government organizations.

Today businesses are becoming more heavily dependent on digital platforms to manage the business and keep in touch with employees. The size of a business is of no importance when it comes to the need for digital forensic tools without massively raising overhead costs. 

Majority of businesses use  digital forensic tools for the purpose of:

  • Picking out  cyber threats
  • Shielding insider menace. 
  • Fortify data loss precautions
  • Curtail the risk of digital crimes such as identity theft, and fraud among others. 
  • Aid  in the collection of evidence for employee investigations

The choice to employ a digital forensic tool is the smartest preventative measure a business could take. Moreover, the tool also has the ability to quicken the resolution procedures for existing occurrences. 

Digital Forensics is a crucial part of the Incident Response process.  Investigators spot and note down particulars of criminal events to be used as evidence for legal authorities. Demonstrating an individual’s innocence or guilt in a court of law is dependent on the directives surrounding the process.

Cybercrime has been on the rise with the development of technology. Fortunately, cybercriminals can be tracked through their digital footprint by the use of this same technology with the help of digital forensics. Digital forensic analysts usually look for:

  • Hidden, encrypted, or deleted files that could be stored on the device
  • Key custodians and data locations
  • Impacted user and system-generated files

Data forensics is largely tech-driven, making it a speedy alternative to manual analysis.