Join Jungwoo Ryoo for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding the role of write blockers in preserving data integrity, part of Computer Forensics Essential Training.
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…In computer forensics, preserving the data integrity or…preserving the data itself is one of the top priorities.…In this video, we'll be exploring the role of write blockers in…preserving the data integrity in computer forensics situations.…Computer forensics rule number one is to not damage your evidence.…In this case, the evidence refers to your evidence drive.…The risk you're always running into is,…your operating system writing to the evidence drive.…
One of the countermeasures to keep this from happening is using a write blocker.…There are primarily two different types of write blockers.…The first type is hardware write blockers.…Usually these devices sit between an evidence drive and…a forensics workstation.…The second type is a software write blocker, and sometimes this software write…blocker is built into a computer forensic suite, like EnCase or ProDiscover.…
You could also accomplish the same write blocking effect…by changing the configuration of your operating system.…This is what a hardware write blocker looks like.…
- Understanding computer forensics
- Understanding partitioning
- Using a hex editor
- Preparing a target drive
- Acquiring data
- Ensuring data integrity with hashing
- Indexing and searching
- Generating a report
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1. Understanding Computer Forensics
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