In the 21st Century, computers and digital devices are everywhere. Smartphones, smart homes, computers, laptops, GPS units, Bluetooth, the list goes on. And chances are you’ve been the victim of hacking or identity theft or know someone who has. Not only that, it seems like you can’t turn on the news without stories of hacking, white collar crimes, child pornography, etc., filling up an increasing amount of time in the broadcast.
The fact is, unless you’ve been living under a rock, you, your company, and your sensitive data are all at risk. And hackers & white-collar criminals are everywhere, walking the streets, working in your office, even living next door. That’s why you need a company to investigate this from beginning to end. Everything from interviewing all involved, such as witnesses, employees & friends, collecting & preserving all the relevant digital evidence possible, recovering any missing data that may have been deleted, analyzing the evidence, then preparing the necessary reports and other information to present to the company or testify in court in the case of a criminal/civil investigation.
You may ask, what sorts of things does South Florida Cybersecurity Investigations look into?
It’s nowhere near as simple of an answer as you may think. To begin with, we do consulting work with companies to make sure their data, network and computers are all secure, and their employees know what to do… and more importantly what NOT to do… when a cybersecurity breach occurs. We come in, assess weaknesses in a company’s IT system, perform penetration testing on their network and servers, conduct social engineering on employees, and the list goes on. Once we’ve done our work, we prepare a report of all the items we discovered, including evidence, logs (complete with date, time, names of those involved, etc.) to management along with recommendations to remediate the issues in a timely and cost-effective manner. What you or your company does after that is up to you.
The important thing to remember is that we do this with your explicit permission and prior knowledge. Under no circumstances will we ever do these things to a person or company on our own accord. We’re not in the habit of fishing for business. Let me reiterate: SFL CSI employees only go where they’re invited. It is a violation of the oath all our employees took when we received our Certified Ethical Hacker certification, to say nothing about the possible legal and civil ramifications.
In addition, we work closely with local, state, and other investigative agencies to conduct computer forensic examinations and provide expert testimony in court for criminal and civil matters involving computer-based and other digital forensic evidence. The methods we use are many, varied and cutting edge, but we cover everything from retrieving deleted files and partitions from hard drives if possible, deleted emails, tracking where those emails originated, analyzing viruses, Trojans and other malware to determine authorship, steganography, hacking, cracking, phreaking, IP tracing, decryption, and many other methods to determine the who, what, when, where and how, of a crime. Sometimes we even stumble onto the Why. Especially important is the matter of child pornography. By law, if any of our employees discover child pornography during the course of an investigation, even if it isn’t explicitly during the course of a criminal investigation, we are compelled to report it to the appropriate authorities, and investigate it to the best of our abilities.
We also help people who are concerned with security by coming into their homes, securing their Wi-Fi transmissions, removing viruses, recovering their files (if possible), and also assisting them if they feel they’re the victims of identity theft, cyberstalking, or other computer and Internet-based incidents. We will also investigate computer issues involving people suspecting others of doing unsavory, unethical, immoral, or otherwise illegal things, and like with the companies we deal with, we will generate reports, provide evidence, and give recommendations on what to do in the future. Again, what you choose to do with the information after that is entirely up to you.
This isn’t limited to just computers. We also do cybersecurity and forensics investigations on cell phones, tablets, PDA’s and other wireless handheld devices, as well as smart home devices, especially given how ubiquitous they’re quickly becoming in our society. We make sure to leave no stone unturned. when we conduct our investigation, since we want to give you the peace of mind you deserve, and to make sure you, your family, your company, and all your information remain safe.
Again, we only do so when invited, and SFL CSI employees won’t be driving around looking for unsecured Wi-Fi around town, an open Bluetooth on someone’s phone, etc., only to magically appear on the door offering our services. Nope, we want you to come to us, and it rather defeats the purpose of having been certified for something with the word “Ethical” in its title, if we go do things even the slightest bit shady or unethical. About the extent of it will be your average, run of the mill, advertising, or by word of mouth.
Want to know more? Need some assistance in these fields? Want some piece of mind? Feel free and contact us. We will get back to you as soon as possible to schedule a date and time convenient to you to discuss your issue, what you want accomplished, etc. Just make sure to be as specific as possible (and as specific as you feel comfortable) in the email, and also provide some basic contact information so we can get in touch with you.