A digital forensics analyst is a trained professional who assists in uncovering new information, retrieving data from any type of storage device. The job profile of a forensic investigator is closely related to the line of justice that is proving that the accused is guilty by revealing information of any kind. This can be in the form of emails, messages, encrypted documents, and photos which have been deleted or otherwise tampered with.
Hence most times, a computer forensic analyst can be seen working in public and private law enforcement offices. The main role of a forensic investigator in such offices involves the following:
Examining the prosecutor’s data for more compelling evidence
At most times, the data revealed by the opposing counsel would be harmless information with no scope of proving the accuser guilty. Hence, it is the job of a computer forensics investigator to analyze and find loopholes and provide more information. He also has to recover evidence of the opposing counsel manipulating the software to their accord.
Analyzing the potency of e-evidence against the accused
Normally, the e-evidence present would not be enough to do the needful procedures. Hence at these times, the forensic analyst has to investigate for more compelling evidence. Further, he also has to devise beforehand as to how much weightage the present evidence contains. Depending on the result of his analysis, he must act quickly to achieve the result in time.
Scrutinize the files for false implications
Many times the evidence provided by the accuser, if guilty, would be falsified. The computer forensics analyst has to scrutinize and has to find out the truth behind the provided evidence. He also should possess the ability to assess a file and find out if the evidence given is false or true.
Writing technical reports
A computer forensics analyst must also maintain all the record of the happenings which includes how the data was recovered, the process of the same and so on. This is maintained as proof to correct data implications. He is also responsible for giving testimony in court for the data recovered.
The accuracy and expertise needed for this job are attained through years of experience and this is the reason as to why one should hire a professional with a good experience. In this regard, Elijaht digital forensics investigators are a team of experts who can assist in solving your case quickly and efficiently.