Business Fraud > Protecting your intellectual property is crucial to the success of your business
Business Fraud occurs as companies share an incredible amount of information through electronic generation. Business in the 21st century leaves a comet tail of digital information on disk, smart phone, laptop, personal computer, network and mainframe systems. This “intellectual property” is a great asset to your organization. It includes information about every aspect of the business and is often not only confidential but also sensitive. An unfortunate result that comes with electronic information storage is computer related crime.
Cases can involve:
- Departing employee theft of intellectual property
- Enforcement of non-competition agreements
- Claims of sexual harassment
- Financial fraud and embezzlement
- Legal malpractice
- Family law matters
Fortunately, computers remember almost everything. A primary function of CFR is data recovery. With the assistance of software, hardware and highly trained computer forensics experts, Computer Forensics Resources can identify and restore many formatted, corrupted, deleted or hidden files from computers or other electronic media. All data trails, time & date stamps, accurate chain of custody and controls are preserved. Data that is protected or encrypted can also be accessed with decryption software.
Forensic Analysis & Process is usually required to extract data to support fraud and/or theft.
At Computer Forensics Resources we understand the gravity and the urgency of obtaining and safekeeping your sensitive data and to protect it from business fraud. We can obtain, through forensic acquisition, the data you need to move forward towards litigation should your case progress to that level.
The following are the data types that can be examined via forensic analysis and forensic investigation:
- e-mail, iMessages
- text messaging & audio
- plain text and documents
- calendar files
- digital faxes
- audio files
- And More…
Computer Forensics Resources has successfully completed forensic investigations with data acquired from old 3.5 Floppy media, tapes, CD’s, DVD’s to data acquired from the Internet Cloud. We can also determine if the sensitive data was moved, offloaded and/or emailed to a competitor or to the employee’s personal email account to be used at a later time. We offer Non Discloser Agreement’s (NDA’s) and are HIPPA compliant.
Preserve Your Evidence
We will most certainly assist you in determining what devices could potentially contain evidence. Here is a list of the major data collectors.
- External Hard Drives
- Mobile Devices/Tablets
- Cell Phone/Smart Phones
- USB Memory devices
- Camera SD Cards
Now it is imperative to preserve the integrity of the evidence, prevent further manipulation, deleting or modifying of important evidence. A forensic image, will preserve the integrity of the evidence and prevent tampering, deleting or modifying of important evidence.
There are protocols that every court requires for evidence. Please know that viewing evidence will change time and dates that could result in the evidence being inadmissible in court. It is inadvisable for you or anyone other than a Computer Forensics Professional to view, save, copy or try to find evidence. Strict protocols and procedures must be followed in order to use the evidence in court. That’s why it is vital to hire a company like Computer Forensics Resources to perform the evidence collection and analysis.
Once the information is collected and analyzed you’ll receive a report of our findings so you can go over the information and evidence with your client or attorney and determine how to proceed.