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Data Protection

Making the complex understandable

The complexity and volume of business-related data in today’s corporate climate means businesses are under ever increasing pressure to understand the data captured during day-to-day business activities. This data is useless until it is analysed and transformed into business information. In some instances there are standard tools for analysing transactional business data. However quite often the analysis involves accessing many different data sources to make informed decisions about business strategies and solve complex problems. Analytic & Forensic Technology helps businesses by using technology to bring new levels of clarity, integrity and insight to cut through the fog.

Analytic & Forensic Technology is based upon the premise that in order to make decisions you must understand your field of play and have a clear vision of your options. The techniques used by our team are founded on forensic methodology and the understanding that data, is volatile and needs to be analysed using appropriate tools and people.

Discovery and litigation support inevitably involve managing large amounts of electronic information, such as email, electronic files and financial data. Traditional filtering techniques such as “de-duplication” are becoming less effective as data sizes increase. By using advanced search and review methodology combined with scalable technology platforms we are able to find, produce and validate the relevant data you are looking to suit your schedule.

Data, often on a huge scale, is the life blood of most businesses, and without it you cannot function effectively. However, in order to fully understand this data companies need to work across multiple sources such as spreadsheets, proprietary databases, ERPs, marketing, HR and customer information. Data analytics can streamline your view of this data and provide meaning and clarity to your company information to help solve complex business issues.

Discovery and data analytics also play an integral role in fraud investigations, helping to capture, analyse and report relevant findings for later production in court. It is through complex analysis of computer systems and provision of technical reports that evidence can be provided to make sense of an otherwise incomprehensible issue. Computer forensics analysis is a methodology that underpins all IT investigations work. It provides a framework to work within and can produce the ‘smoking gun’ document that will make or break your case.

First things

  • Have an information policy in place, and provide training relating to this policy.
  • Understand your data universe. i.e. know where the information resides in your organisation.
  • Identify go-to crisis management resources.
  • Prepare and maintain an IT incident response plan and ensure this fits with your business continuity plan.
 

Essential capabilities

Specialised knowledge and skill sets are needed when it comes to Analytic Forensic Technology issues. Deep expertise and professional knowledge combined with relevant experience are essential in the analysis of critical information. This is a highly specialised area that goes way beyond general IT departments.

  • Forensically sound methodology and specialised equipment for data acquisition that results in court admissible evidences.
  • Ability to recover data from a wide variety of computer equipment to meet international standards.
  • Ability to analyse large volumes of electronic information in a timely manner.
  • Identify relevant  information that is crucial to a case.
  • Producing comprehensive reports from complex transactions and large data sets that provide a clear and full picture.
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