Computer forensics is the practice of collecting, analysing and reporting on digital data in a way that is legally admissible.
It can be used in the detection and prevention of crime and in any dispute where evidence is stored digitally.
Computers may constitute a ‘scene of a crime’, for example with hacking or denial of service attacks or they may hold evidence in the form of emails, internet history, documents or other files as well as metadata.
A computer forensic examination may reveal when a document first appeared on a computer, when it was last edited when it was last saved or printed and which user carried out these actions.
Computer forensics can be applied, for example in:
- Intellectual Property theft
- Industrial espionage
- Employment disputes
- Spousal disputes
- Fraud investigations
- Bankruptcy investigations
- Inappropriate email and internet use in the workplace
Cressey and Sons have access to the latest technologies in order to effectively and remotely monitor email and PC usage.
In addition, our forensics team is able in most circumstances to salvage data. All data is admissible in court.