The need for expertise in digital forensics has never been greater. According to Bloomberg Law’s 2019 Trade Secret Theft Survey, 70% of corporations believe their risk of trade secret theft will increase going forward, and onethird had trade secrets stolen in the past decade.
FTI Technology’s digital forensics and collections group is highly adept at identifying and untangling the webs of interdependencies that link people, corporate entities, monetary amounts, business partners, and outsiders to the critical events under analysis. This includes the common threats of data removal, wiping, or deletion, as well as the identification of unusual activity, such as unexplained gaps in computer usage, Internet browsing history, use of USB/thumb drives, and file access activities.
Our team can provide a strategic and systematic approach to investigating and collecting data from a wide range of sources including networks, mobile devices, and cloud-based social media data. We have successfully conducted hundreds of successful investigations including fraud, non-solicit, employee wrongdoing, pre-litigation, regulatory response, corporate due diligence, and more.
Whether for a time-sensitive investigation or an end-to-end e-discovery matter, the FTI Technology Digital Forensics team delivers speed, efficiency, and discretion for services including data remediation, electronic discovery, and software licensing, auditing, and piracy investigations. FTI Technology’s team can deploy anywhere in the world or work remotely to conduct operations with a minimum of disruption to our clients’ employees and operations.
How We Can Help
Social Media, Sim & Chat, and Cloud-Based Data Handling
From apps such as Gmail and Google Docs to collaboration platforms like Slack to chat applications to popular social media sites including LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook, the FTI Technology team can quickly collect and preserve cloud data in a defensible manner. Using proven software, tools, and methodologies, FTI Technology enables legal and IT teams to easily search, preserve, collect and review these emerging data types alongside other enterprise information so that they can quickly understand and act upon the content for legal matters, investigations or regulatory responses.
The FTI Technology team employs thorough and tested workflows to complete both small and large-scale data remediations. Using an array of data analytics tools, the team can perform a comprehensive identification of problem documents across multiple ESI sources and then quickly remove misappropriated or other unwanted data from company networks.
Software Licensing, Audit & Piracy Investigations
FTI offers an array of services to help software publishers and other organizations analyze the use and misuse of software licenses. From license audits to software piracy investigations to general licensing management, FTI’s global team of recognized experts in digital forensics, licensing compliance and investigations can help corporations monitor and protect these valuable assets.
Electronic Discovery Collection & Preservation
The FTI digital forensics team offers clients deep experience collecting and preserving data during the e-discovery process. From assessment of scope and disposition of data to be acquired, to preservation of relevant electronic evidence, to forensic collection of a full array of data types, to preservation and reconstruction of corrupt or deleted data, the digital forensics team can help. Additionally, the team has worked on email fabrication and alteration matters, testified about authenticity of documents, done deletion analyses from cell phones, email servers and other sources and worked on many other complex e-discovery challenges. Throughout the entire litigation lifecycle — from data collection and culling to review and production for possible presentation in court — the entire FTI Technology team employs proven methodologies that provide a strategic and logistical advantage.