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What to do Legally.

By gprinsloo ·
Given that an Employee, External hacker etc. has made an attempt or entered your systems.

What would the minimum legal requirements be with regards the collection of the

1. Forensics - Store all evidence on read only media. (CD/Dvd, Magnetic tape)
2. Print and authenticate all printable evidence, seal and enter into evidence.
3. Maintain historic records of logons and attempts, audit trails etc. for how long ???

What else or how else should one be prepared to gather and maintain enough evidence to build, maintain and win a case.

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Call the authorities

by BFilmFan In reply to What to do Legally.

I didn't see that in your list...

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Valid Point

by gprinsloo In reply to Call the authorities

Calling the authorities only works if you have a solid case to prove.

I think at this point in time guilt in digital crime is more directed to the owner (Prevent it) rather than the perpetrator who commits it.

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yes, call the authorities

by txiso In reply to Call the authorities

You don't have to have an open-and-shut case in order to call them in, and they usually have much better forensics tools than you do. Just tell them what you suspect and let them collect the evidence. If you think you'll prosecute if you do have a case, then involve the authorities from the beginning. If you don't plan to prosecute no matter what, then you can be looser with the investigation.

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Forensics Experts

by rlknapp1 In reply to What to do Legally.

The art and science of a forensic analysis is very tricky, especially if you are going to prosecute.

Hire an expert.

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I agree

by Andrew06 In reply to Forensics Experts

I agree, talk to someone who is an expert in this field and that is what they are paid to do as a job.

If you want to get a stronger case, speak to a Forensic Expert and an Lawyer that specialises in Communications and IT.

You would probably make a winning case then.

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