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Keep Windows 10 off Your Forensic Machine (for now)

With the much anticipated recent release of Windows 10 comes a number of concerns for digital forensic examiners.  Full disclosure, I’m an Apple guy.  I like Apple products very much and wish I could do all of my forensic work on OSx,…

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How Digital Forensics Can Help: Personal Injury Cases

Regular readers of this blog have no doubt observed that I try to make the case quite often that digital forensics is a valuable resource for legal practitioners involved in many different types of litigation and investigation.  Toward that end, I’ll…

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Never Use P2P

Why You Should Never Use Peer-to-Peer For those of you who don’t already know, peer-to-peer file sharing is a big deal, not only for “legitimate” purposes (i.e., trading of non-contraband files), but also for more nefarious purposes such as trading…

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Auditing Social Media Contacts

Quick note: I’ve done some light research and seen where there are a few articles onlie about how companies should audit their social media for market effectiveness.  This article is not about that.  This article is about why YOU should audit your personal &…

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Link to Forensicator Podcast #102: Jimmy Schroering of DME Forensics

Pro Digital Forensic Consulting Principal Consultant, Patrick Siewert sits down with Jimmy Schroering of DME Forensics, creators of DVR Examiner.  They discuss the inception of DME Forensics, challenges & lessons from launching a tech company, the virtues of DVR Examiner…

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Digital Device Seizure Tips for Attorneys & Legal Staff

As a private digital forensic practitioner, our clients come from several different areas.  Pro Digital markets our services to private investigators, information security professionals, human resource practitioners and our biggest segment of clientele, attorneys involved in litigation practice, both civil and…

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The Art of Estimation

The Art of Estimation (in Digital Forensics) In business, there are definite priorities.  Priorities are often driven by cost, time and available resources, regardless of the line of business in which you operate.  Digital forensics is definitely a niche business.  Many of our…

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Pro Digital: Year One

Around this time in 2014, I was driving on my 80-mile commute to my law enforcement job as a supervisor at a college police department in Hampton, VA when I suddenly realized how much I missed forensics and investigation.  The college…

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The INconvenience of INfosec

The INconvenience of INfosec in the Digital Age I often get requests from civic groups, consumer groups and the media to speak about information security (infosec) practices, trends, etc.  Although infosec is not our primary role at Pro Digital, it does…

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