Cyber crime is a growing concern. Disgruntled
employees, harassing co-workers, theft of corporate material often finds the computer as
the focal point for determining what took place. When something goes wrong quick
action is a must. Without proper handling, any hope of determining what happened is
severely diminished. Data residing in a computer is volatile. It changes with
a stroke of a key or the simple act of turning the computer on or off. In short, any
hope of prosecuting or taking administrative action against the transgressor is lost if
the processing of the computer and the attendant investigation is mishandled. Peace
of mind is also lost since you may never know what happened and/or the extent of the
damages incurred. Investigative Options, LLC can provide the professional investigation that
can stand up in court, be it civil or criminal.
What is computer forensics? When will you need
our service (notice itís "when" and not "if")
and what can it mean to you?
Computer forensics is a simple concept.
Itís the examination of a computer, usually the computerís hard drive, with the
goal being to find evidence that can stand up to scrutiny. The evidence can be
anything from indications that a file was modified or deleted or, that a malicious e-mail
was created on the subject computer.
Investigative Options, LLC has proven expertise across the
entire spectrum of computer forensics examination of our clientís computers.
Our clients range from international investigative firms to those involved in criminal
defense proceedings. The only requirements are that a computer be involved and that
the system in question be accessible to our team.
What can you expect from our investigation?
First, you can expect and demand total professionalism and discretion. We will
handle all aspects of the investigation, be it the computer forensic aspects or the
attendant interviews, with rules of evidence at the forefront. The computer will be
processed so that the original material remains intact. For example, we only process
against an exact copy of the computerís hard drive. All material is controlled
and a chain of custody is maintained and documented. If needed, the processing
methods and associated documentation can be made available in a court of law.
Discretion comes in the form of limiting the number of people exposed to the
investigation. This may be significant when, for example, access to, or manipulation
of, sensitive corporate information is suspected.
What can we find? Our techniques can find
hidden files, uncover deleted files, indications of file modifications, Internet
activities, file downloads, and portions of documents. In short, we can support your
needs for evidence of corporate espionage, inappropriate web browsing, malicious e-mail,
and/or file manipulation to cover traces of activity. With the evidence at hand,
many sensitive and awkward situations can be resolved while keeping the number of
knowledgeable parties to a minimum.