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  1. Forensics Jeff Wang Code 610.2 Mentor: John Zhu (IT Support)

  2. Computer Forensics • Forensics is the application of science to answer questions to a legal system • Computer forensics pertains to legal evidence found in computers and other digital storage mediums

  3. Responsibilities • To recover data in the event of a hardware or software failure • To gather evidence against an employee that an company wishes to terminate • To gain information about how computer systems work for the purpose of debugging or performance optimization

  4. Tools of the trade • FTK (Forensic Toolkit) – scans hard drives looking for various information • Encase – images storage medias, examines files stored on the media • Examines parts of storage media that are not normally accessible by users

  5. Summary of what I did • Wipeout data on old storage medias (such as hard drives and tapes) so they can be thrown out • Remove all important from HDD so they can be reused • Help users retrieve data that they may have deleted • Help maintain network security

  6. How they can use forensics to improve IT support • Use forensic tool to recover data in the event a user deletes date by mistake or in the event of a hardware failure • Use tools to thoroughly wipeout sensitive data off storage medias • Use the tools to crack passwords

  7. The End