Sensei Article Featured in Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine
April 26, 2022
“Mobile Device Forensics for Criminal Defense Lawyers” by Sensei’s Sharon Nelson, John Simek, and Michael Maschke was featured in the April 2022 issue of Wisconsin Lawyer Magazine. Wisconsin Lawyer is the official publication of the State Bar of Wisconsin.
To better represent clients, criminal defense lawyers should learn about the types of digital evidence that may reside on clients’ mobile technology devices and how the evidence can be accessed and preserved.
According to a 2008 United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team publication, computer forensics is defined “as the discipline that combines elements of law and computer science to collect and analyze data from computer systems, networks, wireless communications, and storage devices in a way that is admissible as evidence in a court of law.”
Computer forensics, more commonly referred to as digital forensics these days, includes more than laptop and desktop computers. Think CSI with computers and other electronic devices. Digital forensics is the acquisition, authentication, analysis, and presentation of electronic evidence. It is deeply rooted in the scientific process and generally accepted practices of the digital forensic community. From a legal perspective, it is crucial that the digital forensic process and the presented evidence be replicable using various tools and that the outcome is accepted as reliable.1