Atlantic Data Forensics What to Know About Phishing Attacks

According to “The State of the Phish ReportTM 2018,” approximately 76% of information-security professionals revealed that their organization experienced a phishing attack in 2017. Phishing attacks are a serious issue for businesses of all sizes and in all sectors, but the damage they cause can be mitigated or avoided entirely through an understanding of how…

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Real-World Implications of Computer Forensics: ​The Purge Lawsuit

Universal Pictures, Platinum Dunes Productions and screenwriter James DeMonaco are currently in the midst of a copyright lawsuit based on the dystopian-thriller franchise “The Purge”. Recently, new developments from the plaintiff, Douglas Jordan-Benel, may show that emails provided in discovery by the defense were manipulated. Here, the digital forensic experts at Atlantic Data Forensics discuss…

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Data Forensics and Cloud Computing: Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive Data Sensitivity

Cloud computing has recently grown in popularity as a method of storing data. Services such as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive are commonly used for their flexibility and cost-effectiveness which allow businesses to store and share their information with ease. However, with the convenience of use provided to businesses by cloud computing services comes new…

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Legal Considerations Regarding Smartphone Use for Businesses

Most businesses have accepted the use of smartphones in the workplace as an inevitable part of doing business in the digital age. With this use comes, however, a need to establish and understand the legal ramifications of personal or company-issued smartphone use by employees. Here, the computer forensics experts at Atlantic Data Forensics provide guidance…

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An Overview of Firewalls

According to a study conducted at the Clark School of University of Maryland, hackers attempt to gain access to a computer with Internet access approximately every 39 seconds. The staggering number of hacking attempts that occur each day should encourage individuals and businesses alike to put security measures in place that help to prevent hacking…

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Computer Forensics and Research Misconduct

With an incredible host of information existing in digital form in this day-and-age, the threat of research misconduct and misuse only continues to grow. Research misconduct offenses can include fabricating data and recording it as true, adjusting or omitting research results as a means to support a specific desired result or using another individual’s ideas,…

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Are Ransomware Attacks Increasing?

Ransomware, a form of malware that allows a malicious entity to hold personal or corporate data “hostage” in exchange for a ransom, can pose a serious threat to individuals and businesses alike. While some sources claim that ransomware attacks have become the greatest threat to online security, others provide a more nuanced perspective on this…

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Understanding the Discovery Process in Litigation

The discovery stage of a lawsuit can be defined as the initial proceeding of litigation, where two opposing parties have the opportunity to formally exchange information. The discovery stage can uncover physical, verbal and digital evidence. Electronic discovery, or e-discovery, is the process of collecting, analyzing and producing electronic information that could be used in…

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What to Know About Digital HIPAA Compliance

As society quickly adapts to an online environment, so too does the storage of private information and health documentation. While the digital storage of patient health information increases the efficiency of documenting, receiving or retrieving medical records, it also increases its vulnerability. Here, the computer forensics experts at Atlantic Data Forensics provide an overview of…

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What to Know About Collecting Consumer Data

Consumer data, which includes myriad data points on consumers and their habits, is being harnessed more and more frequently to help businesses drive sales and marketing initiatives. Here, the computer forensics and safe data destruction experts at Atlantic Data Forensics provide insight into consumer data collection. Collecting and Analyzing Consumer Data Can Have Positive Outcomes…

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