Securing, Preserving and Analysing Digital Evidence
e-Discovery and Digital Forensics
I use "Nuix" the industry leading software to “cull” and filter the huge quantities of complex data now common in litigation down to relevant and manageable sizes, helping you to win your legal case and defend you against another party. The evidence I have identified has been presented in court for cases involving corruption, harassment and murder.
I set up and ran the Digital Forensics Laboratory for the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) when it was formed following the merger of the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and the Competition Commission in 2015. I am a certified Nuix Trainer and was also resonsible for training all investigators, lawyers and staff in the CMA in how to use the software to further their investigations. Evidence collect from computers, mobile phones and tablets, can reveal:
Chat, Skype and instant messaging conversations.
Social media usage (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, dating sites etc).
Whether sensitive files have been transferred.
When files were created and accessed.
Whether efforts have been made to alter, delete or conceal potential evidence.
When users logged on and off – and what they did.
This evidence or intelligence can amongst other things help to determine if your staff are passing on confidential or sensitive data such as email addresses, telephone numbers and credit card details to other parties. Proving or disproving allegations made against you or your staff. The picture / timeline developed as a result of the analysis can help to prove wrongdoing, theft and even harassment or bullying in the workplace.