"We have seen a rise in the digital theft of intellectual property." said Gary Huestis, Director of Digital Forensics at E-Investigations
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
E-Investigations, a Texas-based computer forensics firm, announced that it has developed proprietary forensic software that allows its digital investigators to perform quick and efficient analysis on computers of current and former employees. Employees intending to compete with their previous employer will often steal confidential information from their employer electronically. This can include client contact lists, pricing information, product road-maps, CAD drawings, financial information or more.
"We have seen a rise in the digital theft of intellectual property." said Gary Huestis, Director of Digital Forensics at E-Investigations. "We have seen employees steal data from employers in many creative ways." Huestis continues. Some of the methods used to transfer confidential files and steal intellectual property include emailing the data as attachments to personal email accounts through webmail or sometimes even using the corporate email system. Employees have also been found using file sharing systems, cloud drives, remote access software, removable drives, and copying data to the storage built into their smart phones.
E-Investigations has developed proprietary forensic software to quickly and efficiently collect data from computers to determine which files were copied to remote or removable drives. This dramatically decreases the amount of time E-Investigation's Computer Forensic Examiners spend analyzing the computer and data; providing lower costs and consistent results. This new software also provides the model number and serial number of each device, the date and time that each device was plugged in, and the drive letters assigned so the employer can determine if further action is required.
With the rise in digital theft, every employer needs to protect their sensitive data and hard fought ideas. At E-Investigations, powerful tools have been created to quickly determine if further action against a former employee, or even a former officer of the company, is warranted. By making the process more efficient, E-Investigations has provided a way for employers to cost effectively evaluate each employee either before or after termination. E-Investigations recommend that every computer and digital device (smart phones, tablets, etc.) from an administrative assistant to the CEO be evaluated to protect intellectual and proprietary information.
E-Investigations’ Houston computer forensics division provides digital services to litigation support firms, attorneys and private businesses as well as to individuals in various case types such as family law, bankruptcy, fraud and embezzlement. In addition to Houston computer forensics services, E-Investigations Houston also provides digital forensics services and network breach remediation.
E-Investigation's Computer Forensic Investigators follow the trail and decipher the information regardless of whether the evidence is digital, such as electronically stored information found on computers, mobile phones or other devices or if the investigation requires traditional private investigative services. E-Investigations' tools and techniques include surveillance, undercover work and detailed record searches. The final product helps our clients gain a deeper understanding of what has happened or what is occurring. The gained clarity and discovery of truth allows our clients to quickly respond and recover.
Gary Huestis is the Director of Digital Forensics at E-Investigations. Mr. Huestis is an EnCase certified examiner and a licensed private investigator.
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