WILL BE EXPERIENCED AT SOME POINT.
IT’S NOT A MATTER OF “IF” INFORMATION THEFT
WILL OCCUR BUT “WHEN” INFORMATION WILL BE STOLEN."
Computer Forensics is a scientific definition
of computer related investigations.
Computer forensics is the autopsy of a computer
hard disk as highly sophisticated and complex utilities and
techniques are used to analyze the various levels where data
Preservation, identification, extraction
and documentation of computer evidence are the main keys to
any successful computer investigation.
Computer Forensics is gaining a wide range
of popularity in the corporate sector, unlike in the past
decade where it was used only in military and law enforcement
in the Corporate World:
The need of Computer Forensics Investigations
in the corporate world is growing due to the following figures:
30 to 40% of Internet use in the workplace
is not related to business.
64% of employees say they use the Internet
for personal interest during working hours
70% of all Internet porn traffic occurs
during the nine-to-five workday.
37% of workers say they surf the Web
constantly at work.
90% of employees feel the Internet
can be addictive
Around 80% of computer crimes and
data theft is committed by insiders.
60% of Security Breaches occur within
the Company - behind the Firewall
Most studies show 70% of companies
have had pornographic sites accessed using their network.
32.6% of workers surf the net with
no specific objective; men are twice as likely as women.
A company with 1,000 Internet users
could lose upwards of $35 million in productivity annually
from just an hour of daily Web surfing by employees.
Nearly 80% of instant messaging in
companies is done over public IM services such as AOL,
MSN and Yahoo, exposing companies to security risks.
45% of the executable files downloaded
through Kazaa contain malicious code.
73% of all movie searches on file-sharing
networks were for pornography.
A company can be liable for up to
$150K per pirated work if it is allowing employees to
use the corporate network to download copyrighted material.
44% of corporate employees actively
use streaming media.