For the cyber investigator, we examine the issues of cyber investigations and digital evidence in more detail.
Digital evidence is any information or data of value to an investigation that is stored on, received, or transmitted by an electronic device. Text messages, emails, pictures, videos, and Internet searches are some of the most common types of digital evidence used today. Individuals, companies, organizations, and law enforcement agencies generate significant amounts of digital evidence every day. Whether it is a picture or video recording of an incident on a mobile device, use of an online map to case a property before a burglary, text messages between accomplices, or selling stolen items online, almost every case includes at least one piece of digital evidence.