Brett Dearman of McCann Investigations Featured as Digital Security Expert in Wi-Fi Jacking Investigative Report

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Computer forensics and digital security expert Brett Dearman spoke with KPRC in Houston, TX regarding their investigative report on “wi-fi jacking”, also known as “war driving”

McCann Investigations, a Texas-based private investigations firm announces that Brett Dearman, a licensed computer forensics and digital security expert was recently consulted by KPRC local news in Houston, TX for an investigative report on cyber security. The investigative report covered a crime known as “wi-fi jacking” or “war driving”, in which criminals seek out unsecured wireless networks in an effort to steal banking and credit card information or to use computers in the network to distribute illicit material or conduct illegal transactions.

The report Local 2 Investigates: The Dangers of Wi-Fi Jackers demonstrates the how susceptible home wireless networks are to criminals who have the right software. “Many people take their wireless routers out of the box, plug them in and do not enable passwords and encryption. This leaves the network open to cyber-criminals. “says Brett Dearman, Computer Forensics Examiner at McCann Investigations. “Unbeknownst to the network owner, a hacker could even use the network to distribute illicit materials such as child pornography.” Continued Dearman

Brett Dearman has performed or participated in over 200 internal investigations of varying complexity in the role of digital forensics examiner. These include alleged corporate espionage, theft of intellectual property, illegal trading practices, possession and distribution of pornography, and Human Resources related issues.

About McCann Investigations

McCann Investigations is a Texas-based private investigations practice focused on comprehensive investigations incorporating digital forensics, surveillance, undercover work and backgrounds for clients in various case types. Case types include intellectual property theft, non compete enforcement, fraud, embezzlement and family law. McCann Investigators are experts in the latest computer forensics tools and are licensed with the state of Texas. McCann computer forensics examiners have provided expert testimony and reporting in hundreds of cases across the state.

Through digital investigations, McCann also delivers digital debugging and data breach and incident response services.    In cases where there is suspected external or internal hacking with the installation of malware of spyware or when data and privacy loss has occurred due to network breach, McCann investigations computer forensics and IT security experts use cutting-edge tools to document, evaluate and respond to the incident. McCann works with clients to analyze their IT networks and put protocols in place to secure the network.

McCann Investigations utilizes multiple tools in their comprehensive investigations including digital investigations, digital debugging, corporate investigations, litigation support, IT security audit and oversight, complex family, civil and criminal.
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