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Expert witnesses discuss how computer forensics help lawyers for their cases.

  • Computer Expert Witness and Alternative Reasons for Possession of Child Porn

    There are rare occurrences where a defendant in a criminal case of possession of child pornography may have a defensible strategy, and these situations often lead to the hiring of a computer expert witness to corroborate. With the expert witness, the defendant may prove that he or she has no intention of obtaining such material, and the circumstances will excuse him from the charges.

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  • Computer Expert Witnesses - How They Can Help in a Child Pornography Case

    Many child pornography cases involve computers and hiring a computer expert witness is crucial to help prove or disprove the matter. The professional will perform many checks on the involved computing devices, analyze data from deleted files and assess internet connections to certain chat rooms, browser history and other tasks.

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  • Computer Forensic Expert Witness: Role and Duties

    The duties and roles of a computer forensic expert witness often revolve around a criminal investigation where a computer is part of the illegal activity. However, these same experts may also have a use in a civil litigation case, for hacking purposes and when a person commits a white-collar crime, and the expert may become invaluable in proving the activity behind the computer.

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  • Internet Expert Witness Discusses Damage Due to Computer Worms

    When a case involves computers or electronics, an expert’s help is usually necessary, and in the case of computer worms, an expert witness becomes invaluable. The financial and personal injury caused by another individual intent on infecting computers through worms and similar malignant items may demand an explanation to unravel the confusion.

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  • Key Features to Look for in Computer Forensic Expert Witness

    The wide variety of computer and electronic issues that need explaining in the courtroom usually lead to the hiring of a computer forensic expert witness to provide understanding and knowledge of numerous matters. The key features in looking for these professionals are one part of looking for the right fit for the case.

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  • Does Unlicensed Software Put your Organization at Risk?

    For a legitimate business or entity, it is important to have commercial software that is registered so that further complications do not arise from illegally downloaded or unlicensed software. The only time having unlicensed software may be exempt from business difficulties is if the company or owner has developed the application and is using it for this or her organization.

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  • Computer Forensic Expert Witness: Role and Duties

    The duties and roles of a computer forensic expert witness often revolve around a criminal investigation where a computer is part of the illegal activity. However, these same experts may also have a use in a civil litigation case, for hacking purposes and when a person commits a white-collar crime, and the expert may become invaluable in proving the activity behind the computer.

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  • Expert Witnesses Describe Negligence in Data Breach Incidents

    Data breaches occur with greater frequency when a hacker determined to expose the company leaks the information within the business to the public or on the internet. When these incidents occur, the company, clients and customers may all experience devastating consequences when their details are available to anyone.

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  • How an Expert Witness Can Help in a Data Security Breach Case

    Data security is crucial in both keeping information safe and running a business that relies upon online and networked transactions. As more companies are progressing forward through the future in the electronic age, data security and information systems become the most important aspects of a business.

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  • How Expert Witnesses Help in Unlawful Collection of Consumer Data Cases

    Consumer data is available almost everywhere online. Anyone that visits almost any website leaves a trail of information in his or her wake. However, there are methods employed to collect these details that are considered illegal.

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  • Possible Actions for Expert Witnesses on Equifax Data Breach

    The Equifax data breach caused several million individuals complications when private information was released online to various locations with free access. However, with the rise of private and class action lawsuits against the company, experts have been hired en masse to assist with these issues and explain why certain evidence corresponds to actions and behavior.

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  • Video Forensics Expert Witness Discusses Security Camera Footage Recovery

    For both criminal and civil cases, camera footage may capture the perpetrator in the act of harming another or engaging in illegal activity. Through recovery of footage, a video forensics expert may discuss how this will prove that the defendant is guilty of either participation or the intentional committing of criminal behavior.

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  • Paying Ransom to Computer Hackers - Legal Consequences

    Hackers that take over a computer through a virus or other malware can steal the information of the user and then commit fraud, identity theft and commit other crimes as the person online. When deciding if it is best to pay the ransom to return the computer to the previously working system, it is important to understand if ransomware exists.

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  • Understanding Deleted Files and What They Mean

    Attorneys who need to read and understand reports by computer forensics professionals and/or who need to present recovered files as evidence should understand how files are stored on computers and mobile devices, what happens when they are deleted, how they can be recovered, and know the limits on file recovery.

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  • Identifying a Person Using an IP Address

    Cases such as copyright violations, computer hacking, and distribution of child pornography often involve using an individual's IP address to identify them. But, what is an IP address and how reliable are they at identifying individuals?

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