With IT equipment and computers so widely used in modern day business, the opportunity for criminal activity to take place increases. As a result of this, more and more companies are looking for help from computer forensics specialists. Computer investigations require a high level of expertise to identify if misuse has taken place and to what extent. One of the most harmful forms of criminal computer activity is hacking, which unfortunately is not just the preserve of movies anymore. Identifying and preventing hacking is essential to safeguarding any business’s operations, regardless of size.
Computer forensics can investigate instances where an individual or organisation believes their systems have been the victim of misuse. Specialists will be able to investigate a variety of misuse methods – including hacking attacks – and extract the necessary evidence in order to act in legal proceedings. We can also provide guidance to help prevent future attacks.
Computer hacking is usually undertaken by career criminals who wish to steal personal information and access sensitive company information, using highly sophisticated and difficult to trace techniques. Identifying this is central to a prosecution, which is why we are happy to act as an expert witness in court. We can often present complex and highly technical issues that go into forming a forensic examination and present these in a manner that all parties can understand.
Forensic providers draw on an array of investigative techniques for discovering data present in a computer system, and in the recovery of deleted or relevant files. This is essential to the presentation of evidence in court cases and in employment tribunals. These investigations can not only uncover evidence of hacking, but the theft of intellectual property, electronic fraud, the accessing of inappropriate or illegal websites etc.
A court proceeding can live or die by the quality of the information provided by expert witnesses. The key to providing an effective witness service is the comprehensive training given to those who appear in court. Analysts at digital forensics companies should have undergone thorough tuition that covers the broad spectrum of cross-examination and courtroom presentation. In short, they can ensure that your computer forensics and digital misuse investigations are carried out to the highest standard.