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Computer Evidence: Collection and Preservation, Second Edition by Christopher L. T. Brown

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Tying Together Dispersed Systems

At the beginning of this chapter, large systems were identified with two critical components: volume size and dispersed nature. Thus, large can indicate many smaller volumes of data over a great deal of area or, more simply put, dispersed systems in large networks. Note that a single home computer connected to the Internet can quickly fall into this same category because of the systems and resources it uses when connected. Outside the crime scene investigation, in the challenge of identifying multiple systems containing evidence relating to a collection, the investigator must identify how the dispersed volumes of evidence will be collected.

When collecting evidence from large dispersed networks in civil matters, ...

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