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DIGITAL FORENSIC INVESTIGATORS CAN SAVE BUSINESSES FROM INTERNAL CYBER-CRIM

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Security has become a major concern to companies that operate online. With the increase in cybercrime, business owners are scared of suffering financial losses resulting from the attacks of cyber criminals. Many companies have experienced such illegal practices. The breach of an enterprise’s computer security can cost the company significantly.

Internal cybercrime has also affected the productivity of businesses. Some employees use their work computer to steal confidential information which they sell to other companies or competitors. A company may lose its customers or financial data through such criminal act. Also, some workers utilize the company’s network for their activities on social media or to view pornography. These offenses can result in a considerable financial loss in business.

An attack on a company’s network system by externally based cyber-criminals can weaken it. Unfaithful employees can take advantage of such security gap in the attacked system to commit a crime. Just like the attackers, these workers will end up stealing the company’s financial information. However, a loyal employee will report the vulnerability of the network system to the appropriate department for enforcement of security measures.

Corporate investigations can provide resolution to complicated incidents in workplaces. It is an ideal option to hire an external investigator once an internal cyber-attack is suspected. This expert will help to detect the source of the crime and identify the suspects. Scrutiny of the employees’ work computers will be helpful in such circumstances.

Digital forensic examinations have helped the resolution of internal cyber-crime. The examination of data recovered from digital devices is useful in the detection of any unauthorized use of a company’s network system. Such information can be helpful in solving cyber-attacks by employees of a company. It will also help an enterprise to take preventive measures against the reoccurrence of such criminal practices.

Through workplace investigation, detection of illegal network intrusion is possible. Also, it provides evidence of such unlawful act which can negatively affect customers’ satisfaction and business profitability. A private investigator can detect the suspect of the attack on a company’s network using facts obtained in the course of the investigation. The affected company can take legal action against the offenders to deter other employees from such crimes. They can also claim damages for financial loss suffered due to the cyber-attack.

Any business venture whether big or small can be a target of cyber attack. Smaller enterprises are more susceptible to such criminal acts as most of them have not secured their network system. Business owners can implement proper measures to protect their companies from possible cyber attack.

Here are useful tips that will help you to safeguard your business.

  • Internal Policy: Employees are the highest cyber security risk faced by many companies. An online criminal can gain access to a business network through the actions of some employees such as usage of a weak password. Creation of internal policy can help to monitor the activities of the workers.
  • Use of Strong Password: The use of different and strong passwords for various accounts can protect your data. However, ensure that you change them frequently.
  • Update your Network System: Updating your operating system, web browser, antivirus software and firewalls can enhance the defense system of your network.
  • Security Expert: A security consultant can save your business from financial loss by detecting cybersecurity Digital forensic examiners have made such cyber crime investigations effective.

For more information on cyber crimes and digital forensic examination, call 800-606-7041or send emails to info@CSI-securesolutions.

About the Author

Chris Cavallo has been in the Security and Investigations Industry for 35 + years and is recognized as a subject matter expert in various areas such as Background Investigations, Domestic Investigations, Protective Security Services, Surveillance and Systems Integration. Chris has done business on every continent either through his own companies or through the partnerships that he has developed and maintained during his professional career.

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