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    Forensic Preservation and Examination of Digital-Based Evidence During a Pandemic
    Robert Fried |

    The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic has resulted in many companies transitioning to a fully remote workforce. The availability of high-speed internet and video conferencing has allowed people to work virtually, from almost anywhere. As we are all getting accustomed to this “new normal”, it has become necessary to do things a bit different; that includes the way digital-based evidence is collected and examined. Previously, it was common to travel on-site or be in a laboratory environment to forensically preserve data from electronic devices. Now, with restrictions on travel and social distancing guidelines in place, often it has become necessary to do so remotely.

    B.Y.O.D. Policies: When a Personally Owned Device Contains Potentially Relevant Data
    Robert Fried |

    In recent years, many organizations have implemented a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy. This relatively new trend provides employees of an organization the opportunity to use their own devices, instead of an issued device, to connect to clients, colleagues, corporate systems, and resources, for the purpose of conducting business. The following devices are often included in an organization’s BYOD policy: computers, mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), and external media. What happens when data from these devices is potentially relevant to a litigation matter or investigation?

    Applying Forensic Fundamentals to the Evolving Evidence of Today
    Robert Fried |

    Today’s investigator must truly consider everything, especially when it comes to evidence. Think about this for a moment – it is now possible for forensic examiners to apply imaging enhancement techniques to process palm prints and fingerprints from digital photographs. From trace of DNA to predict the eye color and ancestry of the suspect, whether you encounter pattern evidence, transfer (trace) evidence, or electronic evidence, there are guiding principles to consider. These principles, regardless of evidence type, are based on the foundations of forensic science and address how evidence should be recognized, identified, collected, preserved, and examined

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