An organization should implement computer forensic procedures before a fraud is committed. Most organizations can benefit from implementing computer forensic procedures. When employees know there is a computer forensic program in place, they are less likely to commit fraudulent acts. It can also save the organization money. Employees are less likely to use computers for personal purposes when these procedures are in place.
According to US-CERT, “computer forensics 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”. This helps organizations to understand the legal and technical aspects so if computer fraud has been committed, they will know how to prosecute the case. Sometimes organizations can be held liability if computer forensic procedures weren’t in place before the fraud was committed and the evidence on the computer could be inadmissible in court.