IT professionals should report computer crimes to the proper
authorities, but many aren't sure exactly which activities are illegal, which
should be reported, and to whom the activities should be reported. TechRepublic's
you make that decision with confidence.
Computer crime reporting checklist
Once you detect a computer crime and decide to report that
activity to law enforcement, you must secure all digital evidence. Yet the
steps necessary to maintain the integrity of digital evidence often run
contrary to common IT practices. TechRepublic's Computer crime evidence-preservation checklist tells you what to doand what not to do in the aftermath of a computer crime.
Computer crimeevidence-preservation checklist
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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.