Computer Audit Trails, Usage History, and Reconstruction

Oct 22nd, 2015
Price: $20 USD

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Computer Audit Trails, Usage History, and Reconstruction

Digital devices often maintain records of actions taken by users, and these records can assist your investigations into criminal or otherwise prohibited behavior with regard to these devices. But to accurately determine what took place and, potentially, who was involved, you must understand how device audit trails, usage histories, and other logs work. Furthermore, you must be aware of how such logs can be manipulated or otherwise yield faulty or misleading information.
    In this assignment, research where a computer stores its device audit trails and usage history and how to reconstruct user activity during a crime scene investigation. Compose a 2- to 3-page report that evaluates the following:

  • How can your investigation make use of device audit trails? List what types of digital devices can have audit trails turned on and whether auditing on is the default setting or an option a company can enable to protect the device or other company asset.
  • What is a device usage history, and what are its potential benefits?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of accessing the device history usage log in an investigation?
  • What does the phrase evidence reconstruction mean for a crime scene investigation?

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