How using forensics can help protect your organisation’s digital assets
How using forensics can help protect your organisation’s digital assets; and what is the right thing to do when you encounter the following scenarios?
A senior employee has announced their resignation and is moving to a competitor. Allegations arise surrounding the theft of sensitive organisation data by this employee.
There are a several ways in which digital data can be transferred out of an organisation including USB memory devices, email, or cloud-based file hosting services.
- Do you have any policies in place to avoid former employees stealing confidential data?
- Did you know our team can forensically track the movement of data through a multitude of digital devices?
Your organisation has a high turnover of staff and the devices are often recycled back into the organisation.
- Are you aware that resetting the device does not wipe the data?
- What process does your organisation utilise to securely recycle or decommission the devices?
- What GDPR security obligations do you have when recycling devices?
- Have you considered a forensic analysis of the device to understand an employee’s activities before leaving the organisation; and whether any information has been stolen or leaked?
An employee has allegedly viewed or downloaded pornographic material on their work device.
- Did you know you can utilise digital forensic techniques to view an employee’s browsing history, even when they are utilising private browsing?
An employee complains that their line manager is bullying them via an organisation-owned instant messaging app.
- What level of logging does the organisation-owned instant messaging app contain?
- Have you considered recovering deleted messages via a forensics investigation?