22 March 2010

Legal Risk: Forensic Intel for Investigations...

A wide spectrum of Operational Risk incidents are in the news. Executive Management in the private sector, law enforcement and the military are investigating cases of identity fraud, cyber hacking and insider digital sabotage, transnational economic crime, intellectual property theft, ACH cyber robbery, counterfeiting, workplace violence and industrial espionage. Government agencies and regulatory authorities are increasing oversight, compliance and reporting requirements with the private sector and federal contractors. Inspector Generals and Internal Affairs are addressing whistleblower claims and internal corruption. Homeland security and "Connecting the Dots" are on almost every Americans mind.

All of these Operational Risk Management (ORM) challenges require comprehensive, efficient and legally compliant intelligence-led investigations to establish the ground truth and then to enable a "DecisionAdvantage." The legal framework that establishes your organizations ability to provide a "Duty to Care", "Duty to Warn", "Duty to Act" and "Duty to Supervise" is imperative.

When does information that is collected become a violation of a persons privacy or legal rights? At the point it is collected from a source or how and when it is analyzed by a human? These questions and more will be discussed as the dialogue pursues the latest challenges in Forensic Intelligence, a fast and forensically sound data acquisition, analysis and review solution for front line officers from the corporate investigations, law enforcement and government communities.

These Intelligence-led investigations also leverage the use of new forensically sound methods and proven legal procedures for collection of digital data from a myriad of technology platforms including laptops, PDA's and cell phones and more. These methods have been tested and certified in the forensic sciences for decades and follow many of the legally bound and court tested rules associated with evidence collection, preservation and presentation. Digital Forensic tools and 21st century capabilities enable global enterprises, law enforcement and governments to not only discover what they are looking for and when to use this in a court of law to find the truth.

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