Forensics conduct structured investigations which require documentation for evidence in the court of law. The role requires collecting, analysing and reporting on any data that is stored on a digital device.
Investigations carried out by Forensics are for regulatory compliance, inappropriate use of workplace systems, bankruptcy, disputes, theft, fraud, hacking, unauthorised communications or possession of illegal documents. An accurate and thorough analysis is carried out for each job and will be presented to the relevant authoritative body by the Forensics team. Forensics have the ability to search all documentation including files that are hidden, deleted, encrypted or damaged from computers and other digital data storage devices. The skills also include isolating devices to avoid contamination and making multiple copies to ensure the data in its original form is not altered. This professional role requires relevant experience, training or qualifications in the field to meet the standards and guidelines set in this sector. Individuals may work for a specialised IT firm, a bank or law enforcement agencies to investigate hacking, scams, illegal communications or the possession of illegal documents. Forensics need to be determined, educated in the profession, a problem-solver and have extensive IT capabilities.