Uncovering a computer's secrets

Monday, 2 September 2002, 12:27 PM EST

As the list of corporate scandal grows, so too does the mass of digital data investigators have to wade through.

This is where computer forensics experts come in. Their task is to help retrieve information regardless of how well it is hidden.

"Computer forensics can play a very important part in that process," explained Peter Yapp of Control Risks Group.

"But of course it's not the full story because you still need to combine traditional investigative techniques, such as interviewing and sifting through documents, with computer forensics.

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