Digital Delinquency: How to Respond to Employee Data Theft, Cyberbullying, and More

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Computer Forensics, Intellectual Property, Mobile Forensics, Theft, Embezzlement, and Fraud

Employers today are armed with more technology than ever before—with state-of-the art tools that improve productivity, enhance communication, and ultimately help to boost our bottom lines. But the more we rely on digital tools to create, store, and share data, the more vulnerable we become to employee digital data theft. Similarly, digital methods of communication can often open the door …

Wake STEM Early College High School at Protus3

Wake STEM Early College High School at Protus3

Protus3 Computer Forensics, Mobile Forensics, News, Security Schematic Design, Training

Protus3 was excited to invite four students from the Wake STEM Early College High School into the office for a day of Job Shadowing. This is one of the best ways to learn and gain experience all while making connections with professionals. The students were specifically interested in Forensic Science, IT Technology, Cyber Security, and Criminal Investigating. Our experts showed …

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Electronically Stored Information – More than Just Domestic Cases

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Computer Forensics

I receive calls from attorneys and clients on a daily basis. Some I have worked for in the past and some got my name from a colleague. In most cases, there is an issue involving electronic data, computers, mobile devices or the internet. Anytime electronically stored information becomes part of a civil or criminal matter, it can get very confusing. …

Is the Answer on a Mobile Device?

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Electronic Data Recovery, Mobile Forensics

Quite often, yes. Clients have been complaining that John, your sales representative, hasn’t been showing up to scheduled appointments for months. You have also noticed that his area sales have been rapidly declining. However, John has been submitting reports for all the expenses he’s incurred while traveling. You decided to fire John due to the discrepancies in his reports. Now …

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Are VoIP Phones Secure?

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE News, Technical Surveillance Countermeasures

A recent article identified and discussed a security flaw in VoIP phones. I am not advocating throwing away your VoIP phone system and going back to analog; I recommend educating yourself to the possible threat, measuring the likelihood of that threat in your environment, and making corrective measures if necessary. Most of the electronic devices we use on a daily …

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What Is the Dark Web?

Protus3 Computer Forensics

I am not a computer techie, just an average computer, smart phone, and iPad user. I use the Internet for email, word searches, research, and of course the occasional shopping experience. Have you ever wondered: what is the Dark Web? I must admit I am a bit curious. Could it be that bad to just Google the words “Dark Web” …

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Data Security: Where There Is Data, There Should Be Policy

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Business Continuity Planning, Compliance, Computer Forensics, Corporate Compliance, Crisis Management Planning, Electronic Data Recovery, Security Policy and Procedure Development, Security Program Development

The recent report by the Wall Street Journal about the Morgan Stanley data security breach scares me as an employee. Reportedly, Morgan Stanley terminated Galen Marsh, a financial adviser, for allegedly stealing account information from about 350,000 wealth management clients and posting some of it online. Federal law enforcement officials are focusing their probe on the possibility that Marsh’s computer …

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Security Suggestions – The Cloud and Your Data

Russell W. Gilmore, CISSP, CISM, EnCE Computer Forensics, Electronic Data Recovery, Intellectual Property

I am often asked to discuss IT and data security as it relates to storing data on the Cloud. Nine out of ten times I am asked two inevitable questions: “What is the Cloud?” and “Where is the Cloud?”. Hopefully I will answer these questions as I discuss ways to keep your data secure on the Cloud. There are a …