Digital Forensics
We conduct post-incident digital forensic investigations to rebuild your business confidence

Understanding Digital Forensics

Digital Forensics is the discipline of recovering and investigating material found in digital devices, typically in relation to cyber crime. Data may need to be recovered from a broad spectrum of devices in the event of a security incident, so you will need experts on your side to identify, preserve and analyse data to keep your business moving.

Digital forensics specialists are also required to present facts and opinions in a tailored report, often fulfilling all the necessary requirements for admissible evidence for legal or disciplinary proceedings. Reports should be presented in a clear, concise and relevant format.

At 4Secure, we follow guidelines set out by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO), which includes four key principles for handling digital evidence:

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Principle 1

No action taken by law enforcement agencies or their agents, should change data held on a computer or storage media, which may subsequently be relied upon in court.

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Principle 2

In exceptional circumstances, where a person finds it necessary to access original data held on a computer or on storage media, that person must be competent to do so and be able to give evidence explaining the relevance and the implications of their actions.

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Principle 3

An audit trail or other record of all processes applied to computer based electronic evidence should be created and preserved. An independent third party should be able to examine those processes and achieve the same result.

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Principle 4

The person in charge of the investigation (the case officer) has overall responsibility for ensuring that the law and these principles are adhered to.

When are Digital Forensics required?

Digital electronics or digital (electronic) circuits are electronics that operate on digital signals. In contrast, analog circuits manipulate analog signals whose performance is more subject to manufacturing tolerance, signal attenuation and noise.

Evidence obtained from digital platforms is an essential ingredient of almost every investigation whether criminal, civil or even HR. Getting it right first time, every time by experienced well equipped personnel is core to 4Secure’s approach

Tony Haddow

Head of Digital Forensics , 4Secure

Digital forensics isn’t just about solving crimes and repairing damage, it is also focused on building a credible case file that’s backed-up by evidence and logical argument. Consider this the ‘Who, What, Where, When and Why’ of a cyber crime investigation. For example, a case file may be required to:

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Provide a basis for interaction with law enforcement and legal bodies.

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Report back to a regulatory body.

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Support an insurance claim.

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Justify employee disciplinary action.

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To provide essential knowledge to deter similar crimes or provide a ‘road map’ in the event of future cyber crime scenarios.

4Secure Solution

We offer complete digital media forensic investigation capabilities, including full data recovery, interrogation and evidence capture activities in accordance with industry best practice on the following:

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Windows workstations and servers

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Report back to a regulatory body.

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Support an insurance claim.

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Justify employee disciplinary action.

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To provide essential knowledge to deter similar crimes or provide a ‘road map’ in the event of future cyber crime scenarios.

We acquire and process data in a manner that follows the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Guidelines on Digital Forensics to ensure the integrity of the data we recover cannot be questioned.

4Secure forensic analysts come from a diverse background including law enforcement and the military and have more than a decade of experience in the field. Our analysts use the market leading Wiebetech Ditto Fieldstation to capture data and are trained to operate various digital forensic products including Guidance Software EnCase, Cellebrite UFED and Magnet Forensics Internet Evidence Finder. They can also identify, recover and present data down to the binary level if required.

Speak to us about your specific requirements and how our trusted digital forensics services can aid your business.

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To find out more about this service and how it can enhance your protection against cyber security threats by talking with one of our cyber security specialists. Simply call us on 0800 043 0101 or provide a few details in the form and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible..

 

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Testimonials

When it comes to the evaluating of our cyber security solutions, who better to ask than the people who made us? Discover what our customers say about our services and solutions…

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4 Secure support Panoptech in the delivery of Secure Transmission Networks into Law Enforcement. With Panoptech owning and managing the largest secure network infrastructure in the UK, it was great to work with 4 Secure to provide data diode connectivity to our customers. Over the coming years we look to roll out more of this type of network to our existing and new clients using 4 secure as a trusted partner. The team at 4 Secure are a key part of our supply chain and work very closely with us delivering a capability which we can all be proud of and know that we are able to work together to deliver what the customer need

Kevin McDonald
Managing Director & Chairman
Panoptech
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Without the extraordinarily generous support from 4Secure the scheme would not have succeeded in delivering the scale of impact to Herefordshire schools and children that we were able to, at the time when it was critical to do so.

From the outset 4Secure became a critical partner and were always willing to go the extra mile to ensure we had everything we needed – and more! Their professionalism, industry-leading capability and can-do attitude was invaluable and made a huge difference to over 300 children in 45 schools across Herefordshire.

We are very grateful to have had the privilege of their support and partnership on this scheme. They should be proud of what they have done to make a difference in Herefordshire.

Tim Brett
Founder
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I worked with the team at 4 secure on cross domain security project, helpful, knowledgable and efficient. Definitely added value and reduced the risk on the project.

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