Security+ Question of the Week: Chain of Custody
Tags: CompTIA Security+, Security+
What is the chain of custody?
A. Documentation of the owners since the original retail purchase date
B. An accounting of all responsible parties who handled or had access to evidence
C. A computer lock used to prevent theft of portable devices
D. A forensic tool used to extract hidden data from hard drive slack space
The correct answer is B.
Domain: 2.3. The chain of custody is an accounting of all responsible parties who handled or had access to evidence. It is an essential element in the rules of evidence and one of the key factors used to determine whether evidence is or is not admissible in court