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What Social Media Activity Tells a Trained Forensic Examiner

For better or for worse, social media has become a driving force in many aspects of our lives.  It helps individuals stay in touch with friends, relatives, former classmates and other acquaintances.  It also helps business drive users to websites, advertise and…

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Five Tips for Effective Technical Warrant-Writing

Having worked in law enforcement at the level of investigator and forensic examiner and subsequently transitioning to a trainer/private practitioner role, I’m starting to gather the benefit of something many law enforcement (LE) agents may well overlook – diversity of…

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The Four Factors of Mobile Forensics

As with most private-sector digital forensic practitioners in the modern market, a great majority of our cases involve mobile device forensics.  These cases range from employment disputes to divorce.  invariably, whenever we get an intake consult for one of these cases, we…

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How Digital Forensics Can Help: Divorce & Child Custody Cases

In the third of our “How Digital Forensics Can Help” Series, we’ll seek to answer some common questions about what can and cannot be available in divorce and child custody cases.  These are routinely some of the most emotionally-driven cases, no…

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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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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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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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