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What Benefits can Digital Forensics Bring to Your Business?
Due to technological advancements and a shifting digital landscape, the majority of crimes in Singapore all see some level of digital involvement. Particularly in the commercial industry, electronic work and gadgets are common tools used in conducting criminal activity.
Although digitalisation and its devices provide added convenience and can even assist criminals in committing crimes, they also store a slew of information and leave a trail of digital clues. This is why businesses should use computer forensics or hire digital investigation services to easily identify, address, and resolve fraudulent activities. In this article, we share more about computer forensics and the benefits it can bring to businesses.
What is Computer Forensics?
Also known as digital forensics, computer forensics is the investigation into digital footprints to uncover ongoing criminal activity, as well as gather and preserve evidence from computing devices in a manner suitable for presentation in a court of law. Computer forensics protects a company’s data and its business in four main ways. Firstly, all data is collected and archived securely. Second, information is carefully extracted. Third, a forensic investigator will examine the data to find evidence to support or refute a claim. Finally, once the analysis is complete, the results are compiled in a way that is easy to understand and suitable for admission in court.
How does Computer Forensics Benefit Businesses?
Investigate Internal Activities
Companies commonly use computer forensics to investigate suspicious internal activities. For example, policy violations or breaches of employment contracts. Employees have access to important and confidential company information, which would be detrimental to the business if it is lost or stolen. Businesses must ensure that their employees follow company guidelines and act in the best interests of the company in order to protect themselves.
Some of the cases that forensic investigators can assist with include, but are not limited to, intellectual property theft, conflict of interest, theft of confidential information, fraud, bribery and corruption, and misconduct. With the help of digital investigation services, businesses can quickly apprehend criminals to prevent further disruption and damage.
Identify Vulnerabilities and Improve Cybersecurity
Areas of weaknesses in a cyberspace are not always visible, making it easy for cyber attackers or employees to access data without much difficulty. During computer forensics investigations, the team’s analysis of information and how it is accessed or stolen can help companies identify vulnerabilities. This allows businesses to get a clear view of what they can do to improve their cybersecurity.
Recover Deleted Information
When a company detects criminal activity or if a data breach occurs, businesses can tap on computer forensics to recover lost data. Aside from retrieving critical information essential to the company’s operations, recovered data may contain irrefutable evidence needed to identify and prosecute the offender.
Computer forensics are key to a business as they can help speed up investigation work and uncover evidence or information critical to a case. Businesses can easily identify the culprit(s), the crime, and when and how it occurred simply by engaging digital investigation services.
CDiC Consultants is a licensed and authorised agency and investigation firm that offers digital forensics services to businesses in Singapore. Get in touch with us to learn more about our services.