Computer forensics is the science of gathering and analysing electronic evidence. Handling digital evidence requires highly specialist skills and training. Forensics can be used to support internal corporate investigations as well as civil and criminal. Some of the many applications for forensics include:
In the office or at home, shopping or travelling, it is almost impossible to do anything without leaving digital footprints somewhere. When a crime is alleged or a dispute arises, electronic evidence is increasingly playing a key part in any proceedings. To deal with this we are equipped with the latest technology and can acquire and analyse evidence from the following sources:
Digital evidence may be everywhere, but it’s also very fragile. Well-meaning but untrained staff can quickly destroy valuable information. Worse still, interference can taint good evidence and make it inadmissible in court.
There are many other challenges, for instance:
Because of these and many other considerations, not to mention the pressure and stress that an incident can bring, it pays to engage someone who has first-hand experience of dealing with the issues that arise.
We have the necessary training, experience, and tools to carry out complex investigations. We abide by the strict guidelines on handling electronic evidence as set down by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO). You may require a discrete internal investigation, or assistance on a criminal or civil matter. Whatever the initial intention, evidence has to be handled with the assumption that it may need to be presented in court. We will ensure the proper chain of custody is maintained along with other key documentation, and that due process is followed throughout. We do this by following an established methodology:
Being able to rely on local experts means you maximise the likelihood of a successful outcome, and minimise costs and disruption.