The Future Is Now — The Impact of AI on Digital Forensics

The frequency and intensity of cyber-attacks are increasing, resulting in a backlog of work for digital forensic analysts to sift through. Due to the high volumes of data to investigate, these specialists cannot rely on human power alone to complete their tasks. This leads many people to wonder if artificial intelligence (AI) technology has a […]

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The Role of Digital Forensics in Non-Compete Disputes

Any time a company hires a new employee, they risk that individual stealing company information for their own personal gain. Organizations must protect their trade secrets and intellectual property by implementing restrictive covenants such as non-compete clauses. This agreement states that an employee cannot work with one of the company’s competitors or start a similar […]

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Protection Protocol: Improving Your Company’s Cybersecurity Plan

As the remote workforce grows, companies have the added pressure of upping their cybersecurity game. An array of cloud applications, collaboration tools, and personal devices are connected to your corporate network, meaning there are more access points for cyber attacks. As we move into a new year, it’s time to re-examine your company’s IT infrastructure. […]

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Going Mobile — Leveraging Smartphone Data for Your Case

As mobile devices become a central part of our lives, they hold a host of invaluable information that could prove innocence or guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in a civil litigation case. Lawyers are increasingly using data from smartphones and tablets as support for their defense. These digital fingerprints should not be ignored.

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Addressing Forensic Challenges of Collecting Data in the Cloud

As cloud services such as iCloud and Google Drive become increasingly common, individuals and corporations rely less on physical devices such as computers, hard drives, and mobile phones for their data storage needs. This can increase complications for collecting data in a forensically sound way. When a discovery request is put into place, or an […]

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What Is Digital Spoliation, and How Can It Be Prevented?

Preservation of digital data and evidence is a crucial component of the e-Discovery process, involving the issuance of litigation holds to prevent the destruction of certain electronically stored information (ESI) and materials relevant to a case. It protects lawyers, their firms, and clients against claims of impropriety.

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What Is Metadata and Why Is It Critical to a Forensic Investigation?

The advent of electronically stored data has changed how forensic experts gather information for litigation and trial support, rendering metadata vital in the modern investigatory landscape. Metadata provides an abundant source of information regarding everything from authenticating documents to discovering when files were created. But what exactly is metadata — and what makes it so […]