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Neutrality in Digital Forensics

Let’s be honest, everyone has biases about many things in life. Whether you have a bias against people’s behavior during a full moon or a bias for or against the police in an investigation, biases come in all shapes, sizes…

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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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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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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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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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Tenacity & Objectivity: The Double-Edged Sword of Digital Forensics

In our article with tips on how to select a competent digital forensic examiner, we touched on two important attributes of competent examiners that I’d like to expand upon – Tenacity & objectivity.  The two traits are extremely important and can…

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Ethical Sensitive Data Handling

Current events with regard to public and private officials handling sensitive data have given rise to the larger question, beyond legal requirements, what is the right thing to do when it comes to handling sensitive data?  Indeed, data handlers in both the public…

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Digital Forensic & Information Security Considerations in Police Body Cams

As has been detailed ad infinitum in previous articles, Pro Digital Consulting Owner and the primary Author of this blog is a former law enforcement veteran of 15 years.  The experience gained in this amount of time spans the realms of…

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