Family & Matrimonial Matters
Whether it’s a divorce proceeding or a spousal or child abuse case, a digital forensics examination of your digital devices can unlock the evidence needed to prove or disprove stated claims. The ease, speed and uninhibited nature of text based communications can reveal the true nature and motives of the involved parties. Text based messages and photographic images can often tell the true and complete story in support of your case or to refute opposition. Unlike other communication channels, wireless carriers and Internet Service Providers have a short retention period (if any) for text based messages, so the only evidence available may need to be recovered from the smart/cell phone or tablet/computer. Today’s high capacity, sophisticated devices may contain years of available information even if it has been previously deleted or destroyed.
Digital Forensics can help resolve employment matters such as substantiating or disputing discrimination, harassment or wrongful dismissal claims. Confidentiality, loyalty, and trade secret agreements are being breached at an alarming rate and we can help discover the evidence to prove these breaches have occurred, in addition to determining who was responsible. We can also uncover evidence of non-compliance with computer/mobile “Acceptable Use Policies,” privacy policies, regulatory compliance and the possession of offensive, obscene or indecent images and video. Additionally, as computers and mobile devices are “repurposed” in an organization, a forensic acquisition of the former employee’s devices is a cost effective safeguard against claims made by, or against, the former employee as well as the subsequent user of the device.
Digital Forensics can help resolve contract disputes by identifying altered documents as well as locating lost or deleted versions of files. Utilizing forensic techniques, the establishment of timelines for various communications between parties can also help unravel the mystery of “what did they know, and when did they know it”? Insider theft of Intellectual Property has become a critical issue for many organizations. While some of these losses are due to poor security controls, unknown actors or malware, often the culprit is an existing employee or group of employees. With recent advances in “cloud storage” and the ever decreasing size of portable storage devices, do you really know where your corporate information is? We can help uncover the unauthorized “leakage” of data.