Digital Forensics Investigation
Intelligence Driven Cyber Security Operations
Digital Forensics in the use of scientifically derived and proven methods for the preservation, collection, validation, identification, analysis, integration, documentation and presentation of digital evidence. The evidence from many digital sources such as Wearable techs, mobile devices, hard drives, flash drives, memory sticks and magnetic tapes etc.
Digital Forensics serves as a supporting proof or corroborating evidence often made by prosecutors and defendants to refute a claim that a certain activity was done by a specific person using a piece of digital equipment. The most common use is to recover erased digital evidence to support or disprove a claim in court of law or in civil proceedings such as the discovery process in courts. Forensics is also used during internal corporate investigations or intrusion investigation, which includes additional activities like network and log review.
Certcube Labs has done extensive projects in digital forensics and has a dedicated team for carrying out these various activities. We have co-operated with law enforcement authorities in helping them to get leads in the forensics investigations and also played a vital part in internal corporate investigation for many of our clients. Our work ethics and quality deliverables have won accolades from many of our clients, and their testimonials are the strongest testimony to our professional and quality work deliverables. A representative list of some of the projects we have done are:
- Analysis of dozens of hard drives and correlating them with financial documents to build a water-tight case of tax evasion, FEMA violations, disproportionate assets, etc. against the accused who was arrested on other grave charges. The evidence and reports provided by us enabled regulatory agencies to pursue multiple independent cases against the accused and law enforcement was able to file a 5000-page charge-sheet.
- Analysis of server logs to determine a breach in one of the country’s main telecom firms done by hackers prior to Independence Day. Complete details of the steps taken by the hacker and the malware uploaded onto the servers were provided, along with detailed recommendations on how to ensure such an event doesn’t occur in the future.
- Disk-based analysis to retrieve deleted files, email correspondence and Internet browsing history of the suspect and determine the exact nature of the financial fraud as well as determine the list of accomplices.
- Analysis of smartphones and tablets to retrieve BB Messenger, WhatsApp, and SMS communication, empaneled by a multinational bank for all forensic cases in the Asia-Pacific region.
HOW IS DIGITAL FORENSICS USED IN AN INVESTIGATION?
Digital footprint is the information about a person on the system, such as the webpages they have visited, when they were active, and what device they were using. By following the digital footprints, the investigator will retrieve the data critical to solving the crime case.
Cyber forensic investigators are experts in investigating encrypted data using various types of software and tools. There are many upcoming techniques that investigators use depending on the type of cybercrime they are dealing with. Cyber investigators’ tasks include recovering deleted files, cracking passwords, and finding the source of the security breach. Once collected, the evidence is then stored and translated to make it presentable before the court of law or for police to examine further. The role of cyber forensics in criminal offenses can be understood with a case study: cold cases and cyber forensics.
Our approach to DIGITAL FORENSICS INVESTIGATION
Preservation of Evidence
Data Recovery and Analysis
Compliance and Chain of Custody
Recommendations and Mitigation
DIGITAL FORENSICS INVESTIGATION SERVICES
Computer Forensic Investigation
Operating globally, Certcube Labs are the foremost computer forensics provider, assisting clients and law firms directly. Computer forensic investigations involve the extraction and analysis of electronically stored information (ESI) from devices such as desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and hard drives. The digital evidence recovered from these systems can be crucial to the outcome of corporate legal proceedings.
Our seasoned investigators are experts in the recovery, analysis and reporting of computer data, and adhere to CERT-IN & Cyber Law India guidelines. This ensures that any extracted data is forensically sound and can be used as admissible evidence in court.
Wearable Technology Investigations
Audio & Visual Investigation
Mobile Phone Investigation
Employee Misconduct Investigations
Document Analysis & Authentication
Social Media Investigations
Forensic Readiness Planning
Data Preservation & Data Recovery
Senior Leaver - Confidential Information Removal
White-Collar Crime & Regulatory Investigations
Intellectual Property (IP) Theft
Cell Site Analysis
Expert Witness Service
Frequently Asked Questions
Can you elucidate the complexities involved in packet capture and deep packet inspection techniques, as well as the utilization of network flow analysis to reconstruct cyberattack scenarios and trace malicious activity through network traffic patterns?
Can you explain the intricacies of file system forensics and how it facilitates the reconstruction of file structures, deleted files recovery, and file metadata analysis to establish a comprehensive digital trail in an investigation?
Can you elaborate on the intricacies of mobile device forensics, including the challenges of extracting and analyzing data from encrypted devices, secure messaging applications, and cloud-based storage, to obtain critical evidence in investigations involving mobile devices?
Manufacturers often need to comply with industry-specific standards such as ISO 27001 for information security and IEC 62443 for industrial control systems security.