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Associations, Organizations and Government Agencies
The American Society of Digital Forensics & eDiscovery
The American Society of Digital Forensics and Electronic Discovery is a not-for-profit association of digital forensics and electronic discovery professionals. Its organization is dedicated to providing the highest quality of educational materials and training to the community at a reasonable price.
Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law
The Association of Digital Forensics, Security and Law is an organization that supports other institutions on the research of digital forensics and law. Through this organization, organizations can plan events to create awareness on how to gather information on law, security and digital criminal activities that could impact them.
Digital Forensics and Cyber Security Center (U. of Rhode Island)
The work of the Center is to enlighten the public about digital forensics. It offers education on cyber security which enlightens the communities on how they should approach cyber security. Through the work of this center, individuals learn about possible crimes that are related to information security, how to protect themselves and what actions they should take to convict criminals.
Digital Forensics Association (DFA)
The Digital Forensics Association is a non-profit organization. The organization provides information on how institutions can conduct research on forensics by networking. Linking the organization with information creates an opportunity for them to solve forensic matters.
The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE)
The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners is a body that examines forensic specialties. The body awards CCE Certified Computer Examiner Certificates which are widely recognized. It also conducts training on computer forensics and develops testing processes to equip people with the best forensic information.
National Digital Forensics
The National Digital Forensics connects with other companies to offer solutions for companies related to criminality. The collective efforts for these organizations provide more information and expertise on how to solve criminal issues.
International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists
IACIS is a board that has been accredited by the Forensic Specialties Accreditation Board to approve and certify forensic professionals. The body has come up with training programs to teach interested parties so that they can be certified. Specialists in forensic get an opportunity to acquire and renew certificates after going through training.
Digital Forensics Investigations
Digital forensic investigations have their own ways to deal with criminal cases involving cybercrime. These type of criminal cases generally involve theft by fraud or embezzlement. These can be crimes that impact the government, as in income tax fraud committed through the use of digital devices.
Digital forensics can also be used in the private sector when investigation is needed. For example, network intrusion by criminals against corporations can be an issue that needs digital forensic investigation. However, the technical aspect of this investigation can several branches, depending on the type of device that was used in committing the crime. These branches include computer (desktop or laptop) forensics, mobile device forensics and also network forensics. Digital forensics can help to get direct evidence of the crime. Such investigation can even link the crime to the suspects, making it easier for the investigation to proceed.