As the amount of technology at our fingertips rises, it is vital to know how to preserve collect and examine different media types.

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Benefits of Using Digital Forensics Experts

One of the main reasons to use digital forensics professionals is that they can give you forensics data that you wouldn't be able to gather any other way. Examiners from reputable forensics companies can also spot trends and patterns to help you build a solid case.

However, the benefits of hiring a digital forensics expert go beyond just gathering data evidence to support your case. They can also have a lasting impact on your business and the security of your data.

Why Eide Bailly is a Top Digital Forensics Firm

Digital forensics companies with expertise like Eide Bailly are rare. Our digital forensic professionals have backgrounds in computer forensics, investigative techniques and cybersecurity. They are trained to handle the extraction and preservation of digital data with methodologies acceptable for the courtroom.

They also understand the importance of discretion when dealing with confidential cases and will work closely with you in a supportive and responsive manner to uncover the truth.

Our team of digital forensics professionals have provided investigative accounting and digital forensics services to numerous attorneys around the nation. Issues they have worked with include:

  • Financial Disputes
  • Fraud Investigations
  • White Collar Crime Investigations
  • Corporate Investigations
  • Lost Profits
  • Business Interruption and Business Interruption Insurance Claims
  • Lost Wages
  • Trade Secret Theft Investigations
  • Employee Misconduct Investigations
  • HR And Security Investigations
  • Cybersecurity Breach Investigations
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property Theft
  • Insurance Claims
  • Arson

The Use of Forensic Accounting and Digital Forensics

Investigative technology forensic professionals examine and analyze electronic devices or communication transactions to prove, support or dispute facts in a case.

Digital forensic examiners have experience and expertise across the following areas:

Digital Forensics
Digital forensics are a forensics science that deal with electronic evidence that is present in computers, servers, cell phones, cloud accounts, emails and external storage to name a few. This is one of the basic functions of most digital forensic companies. While digital forensics are often used in cybercrime cases, they can also be used to gather evidence for both civil and criminal cases. GPS data from a cell phone, for example, can help pinpoint suspects in murder trials.

Network Forensics and Incident Response
Network forensics deals with the activities in a computer network with the goal of gathering evidence to prove hacking or illegal intrusion. This is one of the more fast-paced areas of digital forensics, since network data is dynamic and ever-changing.

Internet and Social Media Forensics
With the prevalence of social media and internet use, online social networks can also be a good place to gather evidence. This area of forensics deals with social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter. The goal is to find the source of information without violating online privacy laws.

Smartphones and Mobile Devices
The vast majority of our personal data today is located in our mobile phones, and so techniques to gather evidence from them are crucial. These involve extracting information such as call logs, contacts, SMS, and other data from the phone’s internal memory. Seizing a mobile phone as evidence is tricky, and must be done with respect to legal and privacy rights of individuals.

Cloud Forensics
Cloud forensics deals with data that’s stored online, or “in the cloud.” While similar to other forms of digital forensics, it presents challenges unique to cloud computing. For one, the data resides on hardware owned by third party companies, making extraction difficult. Data residing in different countries also exacerbates the problem. Thus, cloud forensics is an emerging discipline that requires a multi-faceted approach.

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