[ISN] Inside the Homeland Security Investigations Computer Forensics Lab

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Inside-the-Homeland-Security-Investigations-Computer-Forensics-Lab-278677751.html By Vince Lattanzio nbcphiladelphia.com Oct 9, 2014 Nearly every case Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) opens has some sort of digital evidence to be collected and analyzed. But the work can’t be done by just anyone. The data must be meticulously cared for by agents trained to preserve the integrity of the material, who can also combat suspects’ attempts to erase their digital dealings — even from afar. To address the need locally, HSI built a state-of-the-art computer forensics lab inside its Philadelphia offices to process the growing amount of evidence amassed from computers, smartphones and other mobile devices. “If it involves electronic media and they need to look for evidence of a crime, it comes through us,” said Chris, 44, a Computer Forensic Agent. […]