Increase in cyberattacks in Kingdom turns spotlight on digital forensics

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Increase in cyberattacks in Kingdom turns spotlight on digital forensics

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With an increase in reliance on technology and cloud computing in various sectors and industries, and the growth of cryptocurrency, cyberthreats and attacks, industrial espionage, information security breaches, identity fraud, financial fraud and other illegal activities that involve the application of cyber forensics, are bound to expand. This is especially true in the post-COVID-19 era.

Digital or cyber forensics analysis is based on retrieving objective evidence of digital criminal activity, and includes all practices of collecting, identifying, extracting and analyzing evidence from digital devices by highly skilled investigators to track the digital impact of the source of the attack using highly specialized tools and techniques to harvest data without tampering with evidence.

This type of evidence is currently used in criminal and civil cases, and extensively in internal investigations in the private sector. It is considered to be one of the areas of cybersecurity, which has come into prominence due to the ongoing digital transformation worldwide.