Case Study: Digital Forensic Investigation on Corporate Espionage

It took a lot of hard work to build you company, equipping it with the latest technology and hand picking your staff.  You would do anything to make revenues grow and profits to increase. And almost anything to to protect it.  It may come to you as a surprise, but possibly the greatest threat does not come from outside your company, but from inside your company.  With all of the technology available and the number of employees, it is possible to be vulnerable to attack from within.

Think for a minute, has this happened to you? Maybe you discover that an idea of your is suddenly being promoted by your competitor.  The details indicate that it came from within your company- How do you find out, with Computer Forensics! DIGITS LLC has investigated several high profile corporate espionage investigation cases.

A typical senerio: A company has a specific product or proprietary service offered in a marketplace.  You begin to look for private equity investment to take your product or service to the next level.  During the course of those negotiations and investment strategy, you take on a new employee who has been recommended by the investment firm.  The employee is sworn to them. But as a part of the deal, the employee comes with the package.

That employee turns out to be a mole, or co-conspirator, and is particularly planted into that organization for the purposes of gathering inside information, intelligence, and ultimately the inside information that relates to the products propitiatory process.

These are cases that DIGITS LLC can lend a tremendous amount of value to. We can forensically analyze the laptops, the desktops, the smartphones, as well as the out of band email communications that are taking place between the employee and the outside entities to determine what is really going on.  In Computer Forensics, we can dig deep and find out what your employees are doing.  We can also conduct high level investigations if you have been violated, or think you have been.

Your I.T. person might be the first person to notice that something suspicious has happened.  When they inform you, your first inclination will be to have the I.T. person investigate the problem- this could be the worst possible thing you could do. I.T. professionals are not forensic experts.  They do not use the same tools or have the same certifications that forensic experts hold.  I.T. treats data as data. At DIGITS LLC we treat data as evidence.  If the I.T. professional goes into the electronic devise and damages the evidence, it will be difficult to prove in a court of law, because things change.

When DIGITS LLC completes an investigation, you will have a report that is a thorough and complete depiction, in which your legal team can proceed.  If a problem is detected, DIGITS LLC can get to the bottom of it.  We can stand as an expert witness in the case of litigation.  We can advise your company on proactive prevention and compliance with policies and procedures.

If you find yourself involved with litigation, a regulator compliance matter, give DIGITS LLC a call.  We have assisted clients negate these matters and consulted them with the proper evidence collection, preservation, examination, and production of this information that is relevant specifically to their case.  We can help solve your problem.  DIGITS LLC has done it with over 115 years of law enforcement, decades of experience with digital forensics and advanced technology investigations.  We have been on some of the largest high profile investigations in the country and we can do it for you.  Not only can we help you solve an immediate problem as a reactive approach, but we can also assist you proactively manage and mitigate your risk moving forward so that you can identify issues and deal with those issues before they become a problem.

For additional information, visit our website www.digitsllc.com or call us at 877-216-2511.

DIGITS LLC Promotes to Management Committee

DIGITS LLC Promotes Kyle Cavalieri to Management Committee

Locally owned / Internationally Known

Buffalo, N.Y. — March 23, 2012.  DIGITS LLC, an internationally recognized firm specializing in computer forensics and digital investigations, appoints Kyle Cavalieri to the Management Committee.  Kyle is the Manager of Computer Forensics and Investigations.

Kyle has been an integral component and project manager for numerous complex and high profile investigations involving computer and network intrusions, theft of intellectual property, financial fraud, whistle-blower allegations, and Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations.  Kyle has provided expert reports for cases pending before state, federal, and international tribunals.  Kyle also has expert testimony experience within the state of New York.  On several occasions, he has provided forensic expertise to federal law enforcement officials.

“We are honored to promote Kyle to the Management Committee at DIGITS LLC,” said DIGITS LLC President/CEO Michael McCartney.  “Kyle has been a valuable partner in executing on key strategic business opportunities.  His extensive experience in forensic investigations and corporate consulting and governance aligns him well with Management’s vision and goals at DIGITS LLC.”

Kyle is credentialed as a Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) through the International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners.  He is also an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) through Guidance Software.  Kyle is a current member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners (ISFCE).

Kyle has attended numerous training sessions including, SANS Advanced Computer Forensics and Incident Response, Guidance Software’s Forensic Investigation classes, and the deployment, collection, preservation, analysis, and production sections of EnCase Enterprise and e-Discovery.  Kyle holds a Bachelors of Science in Economic Crime Investigation with a concentration in Computer Security from Hilbert College, in Hamburg, New York.  He has worked in the Information Technology field for over six years and is always interested in learning about new technology and how it can better assist him to provide solutions to clients.

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 ever-changing 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 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 http://www.digitsllc.com.

Contact – James Domres, COO, 716-989-1252

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 all over the News!!

DIGITS LLC has been featured on WIVB and multiple times in the Buffalo Business First and the Buffalo Law Journal  publications multiple times this past week.  Watch the WIVB video below and read the news articles first hand!

WIVB’s Joe Arena interviewed DIGITS LLC’s CEO Michael McCartney and Kyle Cavalieri, Manager of Computer Forensics and Investigations, on the subject of “Keeping prying eyes from seeing your info”, security and safety while connecting to public WiFi Internet connections.  This interview aired on Tuesday, February 28th on WIVB’s morning Wake Up! Watch this video: “Keeping prying eyes from seeing your info”

Buffalo Business First featured a story on Wednesday, February 22nd titled “Forensic Accounting can uncover fraud.”  Michael McCartney explains how computer forensics firm DIGITS LLC works actively with Tronconi Segarra & Associates accounting firm to help uncover and provide evidence of fraud.  Read this story: “Forensic Accounting can uncover fraud”

Buffalo Business First published “Catching Data Crooks” on Friday, February 14th and Buffalo Law journal published “Computer Forensics Changing The Game” on Monday, February 27th.  Both covered a story about DIGITS LLC and Tronconi Segarra & Associates  working together to solve ongoing illegal behavior.  Read these stories: “Catching Data Crooks” , “Computer Forensics Changing The Game”

Fore more information about DIGITS LLC, visit www.digitsllc.com For additional news and press, visit http://www.digitsllc.com/in-the-news

DIGITS LLC to be featured on WIVB

DIGITS LLC’s President/CEO, Michael McCartney and Manager of Computer Forensics and Investigations, Kyle Cavalieri, will be featured tomorrow morning, Tuesday, February 28th, on WIVB Wake Up!  Buffalo’s channel 4 News will be featuring a story about security and public WiFi Internet connections.  Be sure to catch this DIGITS news story from 5a.m. to 7a.m.

www.digitsllc.com

Next week Friday, March 2, 2012, DIGITS LLC CEO, Michael McCartney, will be presenting at the Buffalo Museum of Science, CSI: The Experience Science Cafe: The Science Behind CSI event. This event is free and open to the public!!! We hope to see you there! For more information about DIGITS LLC presenting at this event, send your inquiry to kelly.merz@digitsllc.com

The Buffalo Museum of Science will be hosting “CSI: The Experience” exhibit from January 28, 2012 to April 29, 2012.

Created in cooperation with the hit CBS franchise, CSI: The Experience invites you to step into the world of cutting-edge forensic science and investigative techniques. Guided by investigators from the television show, along with their real-life forensic science counterparts, you’ll formulate a hypothesis, validate your findings based on forensic evidence, and solve the crime! For a comprehensive overview of the exhibit, visit www.CSITheExperience.org.

In conjunction with CSI: The Experience, the Buffalo Museum of Science will be hosting an additional 21 and over event at the Science Cafe.  This event is called “The Science Behind CSI” and will be held on Friday, March 2, 2012 from 6 to 9 p.m.  DIGITS LLC‘s CEO, Michael McCartney, is a special presenter at this free event, open to the public.  Michael will…

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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 LLC Case Studies

DIGITS LLC is about Computer Forensics.  How can that help you??

DIGITS LLC’s Case Study section on the website (http://www.digitsllc.com/showcase/case-studies) delivers real examples how Computer Forensics can help solve everyday troubles.  Featured stories include:

  • The Secrets Our Data Tells Us

  • Age Discrimination

  • Data Recovery

  • Sometimes Users do the Stupidest Things…

Computer Forensics is used commonly throughout business (proactively and retroactively) and to help support litigation in the court of law.  DIGITS LLC’s principals and staff have over 115 years of combined law enforcement experience in Computer Forensics and advanced technology investigations.

If you have any questions regarding the services that DIGITS LLC offers, please contact us at info@digitsllc.com.

DIGITS LLC Products & Services

DIGITS LLC Specialties: Computer Forensics & Software Development.

Product Overview

Evidence Analyzer: Email Edition is a stand-alone software package for Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh based computers running either 32 or 64 bit operating systems. It is designed to independently read, search, classify and interpret the data contained in the most commonly used email formats used today on both the desktop as well as the server.

  • email data analysis
  • full content access
  • “blind” date filtering
  • non-restrictive tagging
  • de-duplication based on common data with user definable confidence levels
  • full text indexing of message content and most common types of attachments

For more information about Evidence Analyzer: Email Edition, check out our website: http://www.digitsllc.com/eaee

Services Overview

DIGITS LLC principals and staff have over 115 years of combined law enforcement experience in Computer Forensics and advanced technology investigations.  DIGITS LLC 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.

  • Computer Forensics & Data Recovery
  • Corporate Computer Investigations
  • Litigation Support
  • Network Security Advisory Services
  • E-Discovery
  • E-Policy Consulting
  • Social Media Due Diligence

For more information about the forensic services that DIGITS LLC offers, check out our website: http://www.digitsllc.com