Investigate theft of confidential information
Theft of confidential information is one of the most common matters we investigate, with a very high degree of success.
Most cases are identified when employees leave an organisation to work for a competing business, however they can also involve disgruntled employees, personal grievances, industrial action, media leaks, misuse of information by contractors and even disclosure for criminal gain.
We find that disclosure most often occurs through personal email accounts, removable USB devices, backup drives and online cloud services, but we also consider traditional methods such as printing, scanning or photocopying.
A forensic approach to investigation is important to ensure that all evidence sources are properly identified and secured, that the integrity of valuable metadata is preserved and to overcome attempts by offenders to cover their tracks.
The result of our work usually leads to successful disciplinary or legal action, preventing further disclosure and obtaining remedies from individuals and organisations that disclosed or used the confidential information.