The Corporate Investigation of Computers and Mobile Phones
Our Computer and Mobile Phone Forensic Experts provide a corporate investigation service that can assist a company who suspects any type of computer misuse by an employee or another third party through the examination of computers, servers and mobile phones.
We can provide our corporate investigation findings in a format that is suitable to be used in any future legal proceedings. Our experts are frequently instructed by companies where a third party or an employee is suspected of one of a variety of inappropriate activities including:
- Company Fraud
- Data Theft (Theft of Corporate or Confidential Data)
- Internet Misuse in the Workplace
- Bullying or Harassment in the Workplace
Why Choose Athena Forensics?
Our team have a vast amount of experience in the investigation of computer company crime and breaches in security and work together with company directors, HR departments, Internal/External Auditors and Solicitors and have conducted thousands of digital forensic investigations in a confidential, tactful and courteous manner.
Examples of the types of cases that we frequently deal with are available on our previous investigations page.
Our computer and mobile phone experts are able to complete an examination and investigation of all relevant digital evidence to the necessary standard to prevent data from being compromised or to prevent legal challenge, whether it is to be used for internal disciplinary procedures or for external reporting.
What will the Investigation Involve?
Initially we provide a free no-obligation consultation in order to assess the next steps and to provide you with a bespoke quotation. Any information you provide will be dealt with in strict confidence regardless of whether we are instructed or not.
As part of the corporate investigation we take a three-step approach:
- Secure and collect all tangible evidence involved in the investigation in a manner consistent with the rules of evidence to ensure admissibility
- Conduct an examination of the evidence, and
- Provide a clear, concise and detailed written report that is supported by expert witness testimony as part of any legal proceedings
The Corporate Investigation Process
Nearly all of a company’s information is created and managed electronically, yet typically only a third of that information is committed to paper.
The majority of digital forensic investigations, therefore, require careful searches of electronic information rather than following a paper trail.
Digital forensics allows our experts to uncover more of the facts, support otherwise unsubstantiated information, confirm or refute allegations, and analyse competing theories in relation to those facts.
It involves identifying, collecting, analysing large numbers of data. But without the correct presentation or codification of data, it may not be admissible in a legal proceeding.
Typically the corporate investigation would involve a search of live and deleted data for:
- Documents and files that may be hidden, password protected, or encrypted
- Files that have been generated from the operating system (i.e., enhanced metafiles)
- Databases of all user input and activity
- Recently opened, accessed, created or deleted files, and
- Online activities, including Internet banking transactions.
Our forensic experts use sophisticated tools to conduct a thorough and accurate examination. There’s really nowhere to hide data anymore, and any attempts to do so merely create additional evidence pointing toward an attempted cover-up.
The initial response to any such incident is crucial in these types of investigation and it is vital that a trained digital forensic expert is consulted immediately.
Internal IT departments, while extremely knowledgeable, are not normally trained in digital forensic techniques and may not have the relevant accreditation’s or expertise to carry out a digital forensic examination.
About Athena Forensics
For information on our digital forensic services or if you require any advice or assistance please contact a member of our team on 0330 123 4448 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org, further details are available on our contact us page.
Our client’s confidentiality is of the utmost importance. All correspondence is treated with discretion, from initial contact to the conclusion of any computer forensics investigation.
Our digital forensic experts are fully aware of the significance and importance of the information that they encounter and we have been accredited to ISO 9001 for 10 years.
Our forensic experts are all security cleared and we offer non-disclosure agreements if required. Our premises along with our security procedures have been inspected and approved by law enforcement agencies.
Athena Forensics do not disclose personal information to other companies or suppliers.
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