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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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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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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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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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An Overview of Digital Piracy

Digital piracy is the illegal distribution of copyrighted materials. Legal issues involving companies like Napster have raised questions about the legality of peer-to-peer sharing, which is often how digital piracy occurs, and the European Union has attempted to pass sweeping legislation which they claim will crack down on the issues of digital piracy and copyright…

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Legal Hold and the E-Discovery Process

A litigation hold, also known as a legal hold, is the process in which an organization involved in litigation advises its personnel of information that may need to be preserved for potential investigation. Here, the Maryland data forensics specialists at Atlantic Data Forensics explain the legal hold as an important step of the e-discovery process.…

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Brian Dykstra Shared His Expertise with the Bowie Seniors Computer Club

The Bowie Seniors Computer Club is committed to helping senior citizens navigate the often-complex world of technology. Recently, our very own President and CEO, Brian Dykstra, gave a presentation at the Bowie Seniors Computer Club about computer security trends. This presentation was hailed as a huge success, garnering a lot of admiration for Brian’s informative…

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