DIGITS LLC Featured in the ISA October 2012 Transmitter

The ISA Niagara Frontier Section recently reach out to DIGITS LLC for content to publish in their upcoming newsletter.  Members of the ISA include Automation Engineers across all industries in Western New York.  The ISA is ‘Setting the Standard for Automation’ and was looking for an article which discussed topics of compliance, safety or security.  That being said, we thought that our case study ‘Forensic Escrow Image and Analysis’ would be a great fit for this audience and publication.

Today, the ISA Niagara Frontier Section has released their October 2012 Transmitter Newsletter- featuring DIGITS LLC!  Below is a link to a PDF of the publication.


To read this case study and other examples of Digital Forensic techniques applied to real life situations, please visit DIGITS LLC’s website at :



Expanding Computer Forensics Knowledge

By: Kyle Cavalieri, Manger of Computer Forensics and Investigations, DIGITS LLC

Recently we had an inquiry from a follower who recently obtained a computer forensics certification from an online resource. Our follower asked if we recommend that they take a course involving more hands on experience?

Mr. Cavalieri’s response:

Hands on experience is a MUST.  I would recommend any of the SANS DFIR courses for instructor led training courses.  If cost is an issue, I would highly recommend attending conferences and webinars to fill in the void of what was taught in the classroom to what is practice in the field.  I believe the SIFT Workstation (running on Ubuntu) created by Rob Lee (SANS Faculty Fellow) is free to SANS members (membership is free).  He has a wealth of great tools installed on the SIFT Workstation and there is plenty of documentation available to guide the user through the use of the tool(s).

I would highly recommend purchasing textbooks in the specialty areas he or she wants to dive into.  I think its a necessity to have File System Forensic Analysis by Brian Carrier and Windows Network Forensics and Investigation by Steve Anson and Steve Bunting in any Forensic Examiner’s library.

At the end of the day, any good examiner needs to be proactive and test new systems and determine how to find those valuable forensic artifacts that may make or break your investigation.

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us at info@digitsllc.com.  Stay connected!


DIGITS LLC’s President & Vice President Graduate from UB CEL

46 Graduate from UB Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Release Date: June 21, 2012

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Forty-six Western New York business owners, operators and high-level managers have graduated from the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership (CEL) Core program in the University at Buffalo School of Management.

The graduation ceremony was held June 14 at the Center for Tomorrow on the UB North Campus. Speakers included Arjang A. Assad, dean of the School of Management; Marnie LaVigne, UB associate vice president for economic development; Edward Tierney, managing partner, BlackDog Strategy & Brand and chair of the CEL Advisory Board; and Paul Buckley, president of Applied Sciences Group Inc. and chair of the CEL Alumni Association.

Core program graduates completed a 10-month program for experienced entrepreneurs and business leaders who wish to grow, refocus or better manage their businesses. They performed an in-depth analysis of their own businesses while developing expertise in key areas such as strategic planning, employee relations, capital acquisition and marketing.

Among the graduates were Michael McCartney, President/CEO of DIGITS LLC and James Domres, Senior Vice President/COO of DIGITS LLC.

Read the full article.

About DIGITS LLC – With offices in Buffalo and in West Seneca, NY, our core business is designed to help our clients take full advantage of today’s information technologies while guarding against the everchanging threats posed by those very technologies. DIGITS was founded in 2006 to fill the need in the legal and corporate communities for highly skilled computer forensic and data recovery services, corporate computer investigations, litigation support services, network security advisory services, and general computer consulting services. DIGITS LLC officers have over 115 years of combined law enforcement experience and decades of experience in Computer Forensics and Advanced Technology Investigations. When there is everything to lose. Innovators of Forensic Solutions. We dig deep into the data to get to the truth.

For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.digitsllc.com.
Contact – James Domres, COO, 716-989-1252

“On Target” with Judge Penny Wolfgang

President/CEO of DIGITS LLC, Michael McCartney, had the pleasure of being a guest for “On Target” a Buffalo radio show hosted by Judge Penny Wolfgang through Buffalo Entercom Radio stations WWKB, WWWS, WLKK, KISS and STAR. Continue reading

DIGITS LLC is committed to Business Ethics

DIGITS LLC is a complete computer forensics services company with innovative and advanced technologies. DIGITS LLC’s core business is designed to help clients take full advantage of today’s information technologies while guarding against the ever-changing threat posed by those very technologies.  Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Western New York, DIGITS LLC offers world-class expertise in advanced computer forensic and data recovery services, corporate computer investigations, litigation support services and network security advisory services.  DIGITS LLC’s principals gained expertise in distinguished careers in the federal, state and local law enforcement arenas as well as in academia and the private sector.

At DIGITS LLC, everything we do centers around credibility, confidentiality, integrity and unimpeachable business ethics. Most of our clients call upon DIGITS LLC when involved in very serious litigation matters or have experienced a breach, data compromise, embarrassing theft of intellectual property, a compliance or regulatory inquiry.  As such, they need to be comfortable in the fact that they can trust their expert vendor with their most sensitive information. Our commitment to Business Ethics is unparalleled and is interwoven into everything we do for our clients as well as our own organic business growth, at all stages of the process.

Our commitment to Business Ethics has lead DIGITS LLC as a finalist for the 2012 Buffalo Niagara Business Ethics Award (BNBEA). Good luck to all.

DIGITS LLC Computer Forensic Solutions

DIGITS LLC, Innovators of Forensic Solutions, specializes in Computer Forensic services for corporate and legal communities.  The principals and staff at DIGITS LLC have over 115 years of combined law enforcement experience in Computer Forensics and advanced technology investigations.  DIGITS LLC offers forensic services in the following areas of expertise:

DIGITS LLC is available when there’s everything to loose.  DIGITS LLC has proven success with providing the forensic evidence  you need during litigation.  DIGITS LLC has provided forensic evidence for many types of cases including: sexual harassment, employee theft, deleted data, corporate espionage, workers compensation, and external data storage.

If you think that DIGITS LLC might be able to help your business, contacts us at info@digitsllc.com.  Visit our website for additional information www.digitsllc.com

DIGITS Practitioners Certified by International Forensic Board

The principals and staff at DIGITS have all received certification and/or re-certification by the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialist (IACIS).  IACIS is an international volunteer non-profit corporation composed of law enforcement professionals dedicated to education in the field of forensic computer science. IACIS members represent Federal, State, Local and International Law Enforcement professionals. Continue reading

DIGITS LLC Human Resource Program

DIGITS LLC developed a Human Resource Support Program to assist litigators and employers in mitigating risk and exposure in employment and labor law cases.

“A proactive strategy involving your legal counsel and one or more e-discovery vendors is necessary to stay agile in the face of litigation.”

Litigation Support Services:

Litigation in today’s digital world can affect every aspect of business. Employee Litigation has skyrocketed over the past 5 years and expected this upward climb in these tough economic times.

DIGITS LLC can assist inside and outside counsel in all phases of litigation, from pre-filing preparation and case assessment, Electronic Discovery, responding to and preparing computer related interrogatories, and working with your client’s IT staff and technology vendors to meet the new Federal rules, or reporting and regulatory requirements.

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