Few clichés are more worn out than the tired “ think outside the box ”. I still stay it, but when I do, I say it to literally mean do not conduct an analysis solely within the physical box (CPU). Remember, everything that happens with data has happened because a person or persons made it happen. People do not live in a box. They live and operate in the outside world.
People are behind actions .
Every bit of evidence you find has a reason to be there. Someone made it happen. There was a thought, a plan, an intention, and an action to make it happen. For evidence that should exist but does not exist, this lack of evidence carries the same weight since it takes someone to make it appear as if it did not happen .
Sometimes your job requires fixing a problem (such as a breach)