Effective Computer Forensic Expert Witness Testimony begins with laying the proper legal foundation for the admissibility of the digital evidence. Ensuring that appropriate procedures are followed when documenting the chain of custody of electronically stored information is paramount.
Beyond the computer forensics assessment of the relevant ESI, your computer forensics expert’s most important function is to have the findings hold up to scrutiny during the cross-examination in a deposition or in court.
The role of the computer forensics expert witness is to assist the judge or jury in understanding the electronic evidence, helping them to make factual decisions on the issues relating to electronically stored information that is involved in the case. The computer forensics expert witness must be able to correctly analyze and interpret the findings such that they survive challenges by other computer forensics experts.
The computer forensics expert witness needs to be adept at modeling time-based analytics in order to quickly correlate disparate data sets and identify illicit activities. For example, when employees leave an organization, there is an inherent risk that they will take sensitive, propriety data or trade secrets with them, either copied to external media or the cloud. Enigma Forensics offers a quick look at the activities of a recently-departed employee to assess the likelihood that trade secrets or other confidential business data have been stolen.
Before taking any legal action against someone suspected of wrongdoing, our computer forensics examination can go a long way in preventing needless and costly litigation in your organization, since rogue employees or other bad actors may admit their wrongdoing when confronted with the facts.
A computer forensic expert examination and assessment is the foundation for the expert witness report and testimony. Today, the expert’s role is even more important in the complex area of data breaches and allegations of failed cybersecurity measures. Businesses of all sizes need to make cybersecurity part of their DNA in order to prevent the devastating impact of a data breach. Incident or data breach response plans that are not all-encompassing can result in a large financial loss and reputational damage.
Enigma Forensics is adept at conducting a forensic assessment to ascertain your risk level pre-breach, to know what data has been compromised or lost in a live breach, or post-breach. We have an excellent record of success in producing high-quality reports that have been deemed admissible in court. Our experts have provided expert testimony to regulatory authorities such as FINRA, in federal, state, and county courts in Illinois, before the Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission, the EEOC and other government agencies as well as various arbitration hearings.
Call Enigma Forensics today at 312-668-0333 or contact us for a complimentary computer forensics expert consultation.