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Computer Forensic Investigations

Prepare a set of recommendations pertaining to computer forensic investigations in business organizations. Discuss how each of the following areas listed below is essential to the investigation, how they should be handled during this type of investigation, and recommendations that can help ensure that each area is met. Each question should be answered referencing the category listed.

Forensic plan and policy adherence: How will the investigator and the crime lab ensure proper QA and QC over computer forensic products?

Order of volatility: How do you deal with suppliers, distributors, and end-consumers? Do you offer special pricing to different customer sets?

Inventory and warehouse management: How do we handle returns?

Customer service: How will customers communicate with us?

Security and privacy: How do we protect our intellectual property and customer data?

Technology: Should we outsource any applications/functions? What new technology applications are required to accommodate e-business?

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Forensic plan and policy adherence: How will the investigator and the crime lab ensure proper QA and QC over computer forensic products?

Quality Assurance Practices must be ensured through the use of documented Quality Assurance Manual (QAM) and an individual designated as the Quality Manager (QM). These are the two most fundamental necessities for ensuring proper QA and QC irrespective of what type of crime lab it is. The QM must be provided the necessary authority and autonomy to ensure that the requirements of the quality system are implemented and maintained.

http://www.forensicmag.com/articles/2013/12/quality-assurance-practices-computer-forensics-part-2

Order of volatility: How do you deal with suppliers, distributors, and end-consumers? Do you offer special pricing to different customer sets?

http://www.notablesoftware.com/Papers/ForensicComp.html

Suppliers, distributors, and end-consumers must be dealt with in terms as partners in the forensic lab ...

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This solution provides guidelines in preparing recommendations to a computer forensic investigation.

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