Digital Forensics Integrity: The Importance of Meeting the Standards

When a digital crime is perpetrated, rapid action is necessary to minimize damage. However, in an effort to stop the flow of data to unscrupulous entities, corporate management or IT departments may unwittingly take actions that call into question the integrity of digital evidence. If a corporation or individual suffers at the hands of hackers…

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Safe Data Destruction 101: Why Data Disposal is Necessary

Many individuals and companies choose to purge their computer systems of irrelevant or outdated files in order to keep their computer storage organized. However, safe data destruction encompasses far more than simply clicking ‘delete’ on your perceived junk files, old media and important business data. Here, the safe data destruction specialists at Atlantic Data Forensics…

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Persistent Data vs. Volatile Data: What is the Difference?

Data from a computer or mobile device can be obtained from two different types of sources. The first is persistent data, defined as data that is infrequently accessed and less likely to be modified. The other is volatile data, defined as data that can be found in RAM (random access memory) primarily used for storage…

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The Importance of Due Process in a Digital Forensics Investigation

Due process grants every citizen their legal rights as protected by the 5th and 14th amendments, and states that they all citizens must be treated fairly and justly throughout all legal procedures. This also means citizens cannot have their property stripped from them without legal cause—and that includes digital property. Here, the digital forensics specialists…

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Three Ways to Protect Your Data From Former Employees

With cloud-based information systems on the rise and sensitive data storage becoming increasingly digital, it has never been more important to ensure your classified company data is protected during employee transitions. Here, the data forensics specialists at Atlantic Data Forensics explain three ways to protect your company data from former employees. Increase Monitoring of Your…

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Cease and Desist: Copyright Infringement

Cease and desist orders are an effective method of recourse when you discover that another individual or business has infringed on your intellectual property rights. Here, the specialists at Atlantic Data Forensics discuss cease and desist letters and offer guidance for their use. Business owners and individuals alike allocate extensive resources to protecting their intellectual…

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Preventing Healthcare Database Breaches

Quite alarmingly, there were 2,181 healthcare data breaches between October 2009 and 2017, according to the HIPAA journal. Many of these data breaches had a significant impact on their respective healthcare organizations and many may have been preventable if a proactive, updated data security system was utilized. Here, the data forensics specialists at Atlantic Data…

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Understanding Smartphone Forensics

Smartphone forensics bring a new element to the modern data forensics industry, as obtaining information from cell phones with deleted evidence, strong passwords and other barriers can potentially complicate the ability to uncover essential evidence during an investigation. Here, the data forensics specialists at Atlantic Data Forensics provide an overview of modern smartphone forensics as…

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Digital Forensics vs. Common Data Recovery

While the jobs of digital forensics specialists and data recovery specialists share many similarities, there are also fundamental differences that separate the two fields. Here, the digital forensics and safe data destruction specialists at Atlantic Data Forensics provide an overview of the two fields and why each offer important tools necessary in our digital age.…

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Email Inbox Red Flags: How to Spot Phishing Attempts

Every email account in the world has been a target of email phishing at some point, making it the most popular form of data theft in the world. Whether you work for a large or small organization, attacks are increasing everywhere and spotting these emails is growing more difficult. Identity thieves are getting more creative…

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