Discuss the purpose of validation in the digital forensics profession. In this profession, validation is a key factor of reliability.
To pass the requisite legal standards to admit evidence in court, processes must be valid and reliable. Therefore, you must understand and practice sound validation concepts in order to produce reliable results. Remember, your actions, or inactions, could result in the revocation of someone’s constitutional rights as a result of a conviction in court.
Therefore, your statements on a given process, software tool, forensic device, etc. must be right! Your posting must include discussion points on the validation of software and hardware. Software may include validation of a specific function of the operating system, an application, software write blockers, etc. Hardware may include items such as hard drive imagers, write blockers, etc. Also, please discuss why the process of validation is vital to the judicial process in terms of judicial review for reliability of evidence and testimony.