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May

Uses of Digital Forensics

When companies are suspicious that employees may be performing an illegal activity on their computers, or doing some other activity that is against company policy, it can be difficult to approach the situation. The same goes for individuals who suspect others are wronging them through digital means. If not handled in a completely legal and ethical manner, investigating another person can be very hazardous. Not only do you put yourself at risk of breaking the law, but also of embarrassing an employee or unfairly accusing them. In every case where you suspect inappropriate digital conduct from someone, it is of utmost importance that you use strategies that are both effective and legal.

Digital forensics provides one of the best routes for your company or person to take when investigating someone for digital misconduct. Simply put, digital forensics is a branch of forensic science pertaining to evidence found in computers, mobile phones, smartphones, digital storage media, cloud services and social media. Ideally, digital forensics aims to examine evidence in a forensically sound manner with the intent of identifying, preserving, extracting, recovering and presenting facts and opinions about the information. In the past, this practice was known as computer forensics, but the digital forensics label has proven more appropriate to the more modern and broad atmosphere of computer/Internet networks. However, some people use the terms interchangeably; morphing the term computer forensics to be inclusive of all things digital.

The scientific procedures associated with digital forensics bring a high standard of integrity and repeatability. By using the proper authority/licensing, fully documenting the Chain of Custody of evidence, and using tool validation methods to ensure actions have been properly vetted, digital forensics ensures valid results. With the information uncovered, a client can methodically analyze any evidence to prepare it for presentation to the court systems or individuals. How you go about this part of the process ultimately depends on how you intend to use the evidence uncovered by the digital forensic team you hired to perform the digital forensics tasks.

At Carolina Computer Forensics, LLC, we strive to provide the best and most ethical digital forensic services in our area. Although our company name includes the somewhat outdated term “computer forensics,” we are in fact very sophisticated in all forms of modern digital forensic practices. Our team has a combined experience of over 15 years in the field, and we provide support to many corporate and legal communities. We provide many services, including computer forensics, incident response, electronic discovery and litigation support to a variety of organizations and individuals.

Licensed and experienced in every key area of digital forensics, we have been serving small-to-medium-sized businesses throughout South Carolina for many years. We strive to keep up with all relevant industry credentials to ensure that we provide the best and most knowledgeable service to every client.  Our practices are so top-notch that we are considered court-qualified experts in the field of digital forensics. Simply put, you can trust us to lead you to legal digital forensic results that will resolve your problems and answer your questions effectively.

Being prepared can help prevent crisis, but sometimes you must simply react to a scenario. Never attempt to investigate these complex issues yourself, as you can put yourself in danger of legal charges. Additionally, trying to fix a breached system yourself can lead to further loss of valuable and sensitive information. Whenever you are in need of digital forensic services and support, contact the professionals at Carolina Computer Forensics, LLC. Our passionate and knowledgeable team will work our hardest to find a solution to your crisis.

If you are in need of assistance with any digital issue involving misconduct or victimization, please contact Carolina Computer Forensics, LLC, ASAP to see if we can help. Timeliness is of utmost importance when responding to scenarios that require digital forensic assistance. The sooner you can allow us to begin analyzing and investigating your networks, the more likely we are to deliver the results you need.

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