Suspect Intellectual Property Theft?

Posted by Lautaro Barrera | e-forensics Inc.

Digital Forensics, Computer Forensics, Mobile Phone Forensics, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, e-Forensics

Intellectual property pertains to the absconding of inventions, or creative processes, methods or expressions which include proprietary products/services and trade secrets.

Normally, intellectual property (IP) theft using electronic means is achieved by transferring or copying the IP to portable devices or cloud repositories. For example, the thief may use his personal e-mail account, or a personal cloud storage account.

Windows Jump Lists

Posted by Jesus Peña | e-forensics Inc.

Digital Forensics, Computer Forensics, Mobile Phone Forensics, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, e-Forensics

The Windows Operating System and some software applications offer functionality designed to optimize user experience and improve performance. One such feature is known as Jump Lists.

Digital Forensics in the COVID-19 Era

Posted · by Jesus Peña | e-forensics Inc.

Digital Forensics, Computer Forensics, Mobile Phone Forensics, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, e-Forensics

As a result of the pandemic, the past year has been presented unique challenges across most industries worldwide. With directives to quickly -- and in many cases permanently -- relocate the on-premises laptop workstations, or remotely access desktop workstations from employees’ homes, IT security personnel have found themselves having to safeguard these systems across different networks.

Together HR and IT can strengthen the most important wall: The HUMAN FIREWALL

Posted · by Jesus Peña | e-forensics Inc.

Digital Forensics, Computer Forensics, Mobile Phone Forensics, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, e-Forensics

With all the talk about walls, we forget the most important one for every business: The Human Firewall. What is this Human Firewall? It’s comprised of each and every employee or contractor who works within your network and who is being targeted by dedicated nefarious hackers to get access to your bank account or intellectual property.

Essential Artifacts Source: USB Devices

Posted · by Jesus Peña | e-forensics Inc.

Digital Forensics, Computer Forensics, Mobile Phone Forensics, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, e-Forensics

One of the key elements in the forensics analysis triage is dealing with USB inserted devices. The importance of uncovering artifacts associated with inserted USB devices is simple: it’s one of the most common, quickest and easiest means of stealing company intellectual property.

Handling A Former Employee's Computer

Posted · by Jesus Peña | e-forensics Inc.

Digital Forensics, Computer Forensics, Mobile Phone Forensics, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, e-Forensics

Theft of IP matters against former employees, and wrongful termination lawsuits have something in common: the former employee's computer will likely have valuable evidence. Unfortunately most of the time the computers will be re-imaged (software reloaded) and put back into production for the new hire.

Cyber Security Partnerships

Posted · by Jesus Peña | e-forensics Inc.

Digital Forensics, Computer Forensics, Mobile Phone Forensics, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, e-Forensics

Companies are increasingly budgeting for employee cyber security training and awareness with an emphasis on detecting and responding to social engineering and spear phishing attacks. As businesses mitigate against new threats, there is always the question of whether or not their trading partners are adequately protected.

Solid-State Drives = Reduced Forensics Costs

Posted · by Jesus Peña | e-forensics Inc.

Digital Forensics, Computer Forensics, Mobile Phone Forensics, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, e-Forensics

Newer desktops and laptops are coming standard with solid-state drives (SSD). Solid-state drives are computer storage devices that differ greatly from hard disk drives (HDD), which have moving mechanical parts. Solid-state drives contain integrated circuits, similar to the architecture of USB flash drives.

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