Forensic as a Service

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Digital Forensics analysis is described as the process of collecting digital evidence for performing criminal investigations while protecting and maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of the data. Organizations are having to deal with the complexity of AI, Big Data, migration issues and analysis of various physical hardware devices used and the distributed Cloud architectures

iConnect’s Forensics As a Service offers innovative and cost effective, efficient solutions to enterprises to address the growing challenges of the digital forensics community in the industry. Establishing a dedicated top of the class Forensics facility is a capital intensive, skill intensive and time-consuming process. Many a times, most body corporates do not have the wherewithal to setup a dedicated space for conducting forensics analysis, and this is where iConnect FaaS services bridge the gap.

Companies greatly benefit from using iConnect’s Forensics as a Service (FaaS) solutions, mainly because they help in solving/resolving cyber-crime incidents while cognizing data privacy concerns and legal boundaries involved with different cases. Modern cloud providers now provide users with digital forensics tools and their data analysis services, which allow users to not worry about executing distributed code in the background when running various applications.

Our Methodology
  • Initial Assessment

The initial assessment is when forensics investigators analyse the extent of damages incurred and the state of cybercrime scenes. 

  • Digital Evidence Acquisition & Recovery

They document the crime, gather information using various methods like questionnaires, in person interviews, system log reviews etc, and make every effort to collect digital evidence which can be used for forensics analysis. The next step is isolating the evidence, preserving it, and ensuring its integrity is well-maintained, becoming tamper-proof. Forensics experts will scrape through Cloud environments, corporate networks, and all devices connected to them in this phase.

  • Forensic Examination and Analysis

Any fragmented piece/s of evidence is/are reconstructed during the examination process. Forensics investigators begin analysing the data they have gathered and thoroughly review it. By this stage, they can determine how the crime took place, what methods were employed, and how to track down the perpetrators based on digital footprints left behind.

  • Forensics Reporting

A record of all the collected, examined, and analysed data and evidence is consolidated and made available, and a report is generated. This is then shared with the hirer, albeit the law enforcement agencies /individuals utilizing the service.

  • Expert Testimony

If any individual/s or reference/s were found involved in the digital crime, they have to be approached and consent taken from them to testify and provide an expert testimony during the legal proceedings. The same has to be documented too.

  • Criminal or Civil Litigation Support

Now the information reports are ready, and forensics investigators present them to the judge/presiding officer. Witnesses join the case and showcase their findings or experiences as well to support claims.

Types of Forensics as a Service (FaaS) offered by iConnect
  • Disk Forensics:

It deals with extracting data from storage media by searching active, modified, or deleted files.

  • Network Forensics:

It is a sub-branch of digital forensics. It is related to monitoring and analysis of computer network traffic to collect important information and legal evidence.

  • Wireless Forensics:

It is a division of network forensics. The main aim of wireless forensics is to offers the tools need to collect and analyze the data from wireless network traffic.

  • Database Forensics:

It is a branch of digital forensics relating to the study and examination of databases and their related metadata.

  • Malware Forensics:

This branch deals with the identification of malicious code, to study their payload, viruses, worms, etc.

  • Email Forensics

Deals with recovery and analysis of emails, including deleted emails, calendars, and contacts.

  • Memory Forensics:

It deals with collecting data from system memory (system registers, cache, RAM) in raw form and then carving the data from Raw dump.

  • Mobile Phone Forensics:

It mainly deals with the examination and analysis of mobile devices. It helps to retrieve phone and SIM contacts, call logs, incoming, and outgoing SMS/MMS, Audio, videos, etc.

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