For this assignment, you must post your initial post (250 – 300 words), addressing the questions below, prior to 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday of the class week.
Make sure you answer BOTH questions as stated in just one initial post – do not spread your answers across multiple posts. You may number your answers to correspond with the questions you are answering, but do not copy my questions into your posts. Your word count will be based only on your own words.
Make sure you post your answers in the body of your post and that you do not include any attachments with your post. Only the body of your post will be read and credited towards your grade.
Continue to follow your classmates’ posts throughout the week and post at least two follow-up posts to a classmate (minimum of 100 words) by 11:55 p.m. Eastern Time on Sunday. Your follow-up post can add additional insight to a classmate’s opinions or can challenge their opinions. Use examples from the readings, or from your own research, to support your views, as appropriate. Be sure to read the replies to your own posts throughout the remainder of the week and reply to any questions or requests for clarification from your classmates and your professor. Your word count will be based only on your own words and not on any quoted material from the post you are replying to or from any other sources.
Complete this forum thread by Sunday of Week 2.
You are a computer forensics investigator for a law firm. The firm acquired a new client, a young woman who was fired from her job for inappropriate files discovered on her computer. She swears she never accessed the files.
1. What questions should you ask and how should you proceed?
2. What is chain of custody and why must it be followed in investigations?