From Simple To Complex
“Simple” cases are those that do not go to court and you just want to know if a bad or illicit activity is taking place over any of your digital devices and networks, such as smart phones, pads, computers, wired and wireless routers and networks, etc., so you can intefere using your personal authority as an employer or parent. To legally surveil a digital device, it must be your property, when allowed to be used by someone else.
When it comes to investigating a serious crime, such as Industrial Espionage, Intellectual Property (IP) theft, Employee Fraud, Corporate Fraud, Organized Cyber Crime and other illegal activities, simply a “computer security expert” just won’t be able to do the job. This is because Cyber-Forensics is by necessity a cross-discipline, requiring legal experience and specialized knowledge in digital criminology.
Digital Forensics is a rigorous process, which results in production of competent evidence, which may be subject to scrutiny in court. Competent Evidence is required for proving crime or misuse of computers and other devices. Digital Forensics involves methods of discovering data, recovering deleted, damaged or encrypted information, monitoring and recording live activity, detecting violations of corporate policies, while proving authenticity of data, validity of forensic techniques, tools and findings. The authenticity of evidence and methods of its production and analysis must be beyond critcism when questioned on cross-examination. Properly obtained forensic evidence assists in prosecution of crime, termination of employment, crime stopping and prevention.