Cyber forensics can be defined as the process of extracting information and data from computer storage media and guaranteeing its accuracy and reliability. The challenge of course is actually finding this data, collecting it, preserving it, and presenting it in a manner acceptable in a court of law.
Electronic evidence is fragile and can easily be modified. Additionally, cyber thieves, criminals, dishonest and even honest employees hide, wipe, disguise, cloak, encrypt and destroy evidence from storage media using a variety of freeware, shareware and commercially available utility programs.
A global dependency on technology combined with the expanding presence of the Internet as a key and strategic resource requires that corporate assets are well protected and safeguarded.
When those assets come under attack or misused Cyber Security Professionals will gather electronic evidence of such misuse and utilize that evidence to bring to justice those who misuse the technology. To accomplish this, we go beyond theory, terminology and test the pragmatics of audit, security, operations and management tasks. Certification ensures that certified professionals can keep their skills and knowledge current through periodic re-certifications and access to the latest, up-to-date information.