During a criminal investigation, the prosecutor submitted the original hard drive from the suspect’s computer as evidence. The defense objected during the trial proceedings, and the evidence was rejected. Which of the following practices should the prosecutor’s forensics team have used to ensure the suspect’s data would be admissible as evidence? (Select TWO.)
A. Follow chain of custody best practices
B. Create an identical image of the original hard drive, store the original securely, and then perform forensics only on the imaged drive.
C. Use forensics software on the original hard drive and present generated reports as evidence
D. Create a tape backup of the original hard drive and present the backup as evidence
E. Create an exact image of the original hard drive for forensic purposes, and then place the original back in service
Correct Answer: AB