DIGITAL FORENSICS AND THE INTERNET OF THINGS

Securing the internet of things can be tough.

Securing the internet of things can be tough.

Do you have a smart TV? What about a fitbit or an electronic lock? All of these things share one common trait: they all use wireless networks. Phones, speakers, and even appliances like toasters and refrigerators are also operating on these networks. It’s really an entire internet of its own and it’s called the Internet of Things. Today we’re going to be talking about the challenges of computer forensics within the Internet of Things. Are you interested in learning more? Let’s do it!

Computer Forensics is a lot of detective work.

When we analyze your PC for information about a crime, we are examining a wealth of files that are inside of the PC. This can be an extensive process that takes a lot of time and training. When you add watches, camera systems, and other devices to the list, this becomes more complex. After all, it requires different skills to examine the time stamps on a pair of blue tooth speakers than it does to understand an electronic lock’s data. These systems operate differently, but they all hold valuable information that can lead to important discoveries. It is up to the digital forensic examiners to continue to grow and change with the world around us.

Security can be a challenge.

Sometimes securing all of these things can be a real challenge for everyone involved. As we said, these devices are all very different and therefore present different challenges for security. When security is compromised, things can become rather tricky for a legal case. There are a lot of regulations and laws that forensic evidence needs to follow, and a security compromise can make things very difficult. But why say all this? Well, you can’t tackle a problem until you know it exists. The Internet of Things poses some interesting challenges, but now we know and knowing is half the battle.

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If you need the help of an experienced computer forensics experts, contact the team at Atlantic Data Forensics today. To find out more about how we can help in your data recovery, cybercrime, or e-discovery needs or if you need trusted expert testimony, simply request a consultation and we will be in touch.

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