What is Computer Forensic

Computer forensics is the application of investigation and analysis techniques to gather and preserve evidence from a particular computing device in a way that is suitable for presentation in a court of law.

Computer forensic methods started to be used for collecting digital evidence for courts in the mid 1980s with the emergence and rapid growth in the use of personal computers by individuals and firms.

Over the years, as the use of personal computers increased and became even more widespread, cybercrime or computer related crimes have also increased and become even more diverse.

As in many other professions, there are also issues that limit or adversely affect the performance of computer forensics experts. The number one hurdle a forensic analyst faces is encryption mechanisms.