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Junior Forensic Investigator – Chicago

4Discovery is looking to add an individual to our digital forensic and incident response team in Chicago. Our ideal candidate for this position will have a basic understanding of digital forensic principles, incident response methodologies, and best practices. Knowledge of digital forensic lab practices, procedures, and evidence handling is a plus. Experience with industry digital forensic and investigative tools such as EnCase, X-Ways, FTK, Cellebrite, F-Response, and open source tools …Read More

Five Things NOT to do if Infected by Ransomware

Lazarus, Crysis/Dharma, and WannaCry. There were an estimated 638 million ransomware events in 2016, and these attacks are becoming more sophisticated frequent, and effective. Ransomware payments topped $1 billion last year. If ransomware can effectively shut down one of the world’s largest law firms for three days, is any organization safe? We are frequently retained to perform Incident Response digital forensics in ransomware matters, and unfortunately, we often discover that the victim …Read More

Business Development Consultant

We’re hiring a Business Development Consultant…  (Digital Forensics and eDiscovery) 4Discovery is an elite digital forensics consulting firm located in the West Loop of Chicago. We are an established small and growing company, with an excellent reputation – operating within a dynamic and rapidly growing industry. We’re looking to add a business development professional to our team to help us grow our business.  Here’s the right person… We are looking …Read More

Hillary Clinton’s eMail Drama: Tips From the Trenches

I am in the digital forensics business.  That means that when something related to eMail or computer evidence is in the news, my friends and family ask me questions, like:  “are Tom Brady’s destroyed “DeflateGate” text messages recoverable?”, and “could you recover data from the submerged mobile phones from missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 if it was ever recovered?”  So, I get used to these questions.  It’s kind of fun. …Read More

Retweet Case Raises Free Speech Debate

Can a person be held criminally responsible for “Retweeting” another person’s content, or is such communication protected under The First Amendment’s “Free Speech” language? Communication in our electronic world is bending a number of legal concepts into strange new shapes. Consider Safya Roe Yassin, a 39-year-old citizen that was recently arrested for conspiracy and transmitting threats over state lines.  Her alleged crime?  Retweeting twitter posts from a third party that …Read More

Chicago-Based Digital Forensics Firm 4Discovery Sponsors 2016 CISO of the Year Program

As a show of support for one of the information security industry’s most important leadership initiatives, 4Discovery LLC has announced their sponsorship of the 2016 CISO of the Year Program. In its fourth year, the CISO of the Year Award has been established to publicly recognize top senior information security leaders who hold an increasingly important role in the corporate and social leadership environments for the companies they represent.  The …Read More

Chicago-Based Digital Forensics Firm 4Discovery Lands Additional Incident Response Talent

Elite Computer Forensics Consulting Shop Adds Aby Thomas to their Growing Staff In a move to bolster their position as a premier computer forensics firm, and further develop their growing Incident Response business, 4Discovery LLC has announced the hiring of a well-regarded industry veteran, Aby Thomas.  Thomas joins 4Discovery from Dell Secureworks, where he was a Senior Security Advisor in Dell’s Incident Response Unit. “The Incident Response market is exploding,” …Read More

Chicago-Based Digital Forensics Firm 4Discovery Makes Big Bet on Hot Cyber Breach Response Market

Elite Computer Forensics Consulting Shop Adds Dan Bikus to their Growing Staff In a move to bolster their position as a premier computer forensics firm, and further develop their growing Incident Response business, 4Discovery LLC has announced the hiring of a well-regarded industry veteran, Daniel Bikus.  Bikus joins 4Discovery from Tower Legal Solutions, where he was the Midwest Business Development Manager.  4Discovery plans to add two additional professionals to their …Read More

Death by Natural Causes…or Because of Smart Phone Failure?

Could Digital Forensics on a Diabetes Monitoring Device Help Solve The Case? The girl died in her sleep.  We’ll call her Sara.  A young college student with a bright future. Sara had battled Diabetes since she was a little girl.  Sometime during the evening while fast asleep in her dorm room her glucose levels became catastrophically out of normal, and her body shut down. She never woke up. Recently, Sara’s …Read More