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29 October 2014

Forensic Technology

Presented By Mr Phil Beckett, Proven Legal Technologies
  • 2.00pm
  • N.1.12, Haslegrave Building

About this event

Abstract: Forensic technology is not often a career choice that jumps out at IT graduates, but it is one that can provide a variety of challenges, with every case investigated potentially advancing the discipline and varying the workload and activities undertaken. But what is forensic technology? Broadly speaking it comprises of two distinct, but related, fields of expertise. The first is related directly to legal or regulatory processes, whereby documents that relate to the matter in hand need to be ?reviewed by the lawyers. This tends to be more process driven, but there are some esoteric aspects that lead to much debate and argument (which lawyers thrive on). The second is related to investigations where you are approaching computers (and other devices) as a source of evidence and intelligence, gradually peeling back the layers of the onion to support or refute allegations. This often involves recovering deleted data, examining the use of social media and cloud computing services, and delving into the murky world of someone's browsing history! This seminar will discuss forensic technology at a holistic level before delving in to the technicalities of what is possible and why (advance warning: not everything you may have seen on TV is possible....well not in the time frames depicted...).