Typical role of a computer forensics consultant is to conduct digital forensic investigations on computers and other digital devices providing evidence and expert interpretation of the evidence in a secure format acceptable to the court. The computer forensics consultant is responsible for all levels of digital investigations specifically complex digital investigations.
Computer Forensics Consultants Have The Following Responsibilties:
- Deal with telephone enquiries, offering advice on the services provided by the unit and the appropriate methods of acquiring the digital devices prior to them being submitted and transported to the Computer Forensic Lab for examination.
- When required to, use forensic software and hardware (such as XRY, UFED, FTK Imager and Guymager) to capture, retrieve, recover and extract data from mobile phones and portable devices in a forensically sound manner whilst keeping a log of the processes used. Where necessary photograph or video record the steps of the process.
- Using forensic software (i.e. EnCase, XWAYS), hardware and validated processes whilst keeping a full log of steps and processes undertaken conduct thorough yet focused digital forensic investigations on computers, and other digital devices including smart phones in all cases.
- Responsible for directing and tasking the Digital Forensic Examiners to ensure the professional delivery of all digital forensics cases.
- Developing forensic processes, techniques and programmes in line with advancements and changes in technology, ensuring they meet accreditation standards and integrity for court.
- Prepare detailed statements and case specific reports in a format suitable for intended purpose, whilst ensuring full disclosure has been provided
- Provide expert interpretation of digital evidence produced
- Attend court when required in the capacity of an Expert Witness