A forensic investigation is the science of determining who did what, where, when and how. The aim is to intelligently identify evidence, and pinpoint supporting relevant activity that may be of value, in a legally defensible manner. It is a discipline that can encompass a wide range of matters including deception/fraud, misuse of computers, cartel activity, competition law and intellectual property theft.
Computer forensics is the practice of collecting, analysing and reporting on digital data in a way that is legally admissible. It can be used in the detection and prevention of crime and in any dispute where evidence is stored digitally.
At Apogee FTE, we capture all information that has the potential for relevance and then interrogate it to determine its relevance to the investigation.
We have the ability to investigate anything from a single computer, to a complex IT system or combination of systems, a smart phone or a tablet. All accessible material, including files and folders, deleted files, internet activity and other system files that can be used to determine user activity is incorporated into our investigation.
All investigations conducted by our team adhere to the Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO) guidelines on digital evidence. Failure to collect evidence in the proper manner can result in it being deemed inadmissible and our experts’ thorough knowledge of both IT and court procedure ensures this never happens.