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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

4Discovery Sponsors Midwest Cyber Security Alliance Ransomware Program

As a show of support for one of the Midwest’s leading information security industry groups, 4Discovery LLC has announced their sponsorship of the May meeting of the Midwest Cyber Security Alliance. This month’s topic: “Are you Prepared for a Ransomware or Business Email Compromise Attack?”  The Midwest Cyber Security Alliance (MCSA), founded by Jennifer Rathburn, a Data Security & Privacy Partner at Foley & Lardner LLP in Milwaukee, exists to help industry practitioners …Read More

Ransomware Attack Destroys Years of Police Department Evidence

Are your clients prepared for a ransomware attack? The Background Imagine this scenario…you are a police detective. Early one morning you attempt to access your department’s database as you are working on a very important investigation. When you log in to your computer, you are greeted with a gut-wrenching message: “Your files have been encrypted. Make a Bitcoin payment to unlock your files”. This is the start of a very …Read More

W-2 Fraud: Are Your Clients Prepared for a W-2 “Phishing” Attack?

Tax Season Creates a Spike in These Catastrophic Incidents The Background Your HR Director walks into your office: her face ashen, her voice trembling. Earlier that day, she received an email from the company CFO asking her to email all employee W-2 forms to him. In her typical efficient manner, she complied immediately. The email from the CFO, however, was a phony. It was a “spoof” email sent from a …Read More

Phishing Update: The Bad Guys Are Getting More Sophisticated – And Losses Are Way Up

More Bad News…Your Loss From Phishing Fraud May Not Be Covered By Insurance Phishing scams are not new, but losses from these social engineering ploys are increasing dramatically as the fraudsters become more convincing in their techniques.  Indeed, this was one of the primary themes of this year’s Net Diligence Cyber Insurance conference in Santa Monica, California. It’s Getting Ugly Out There… The FBI estimates phishing attacks have cost organizations …Read More

Is Your Data Secure In Our ‘Internet Of Things’ World?

Think Halloween is scary?  How about a hacker shutting down your pacemaker? The Chief Information Security Officer of the Year Award Breakfast is always a great opportunity to learn more about what is keeping elite CISOs up at night.  The annual event brings together a who’s who of the most talented information security executives from America’s best companies.  This year’s program was no exception, and we were honored to be …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

Mobile Phone Porting Fraud: The Risk Goes Far Beyond Consumers

Businesses are increasingly targeted by phone porting scams Much has been written and reported about the risk of mobile phone “Porting” and related financial scams against consumers.  A 90 year old grandfather, for example, recently had his identity stolen by a fraudulent caller that advised the old man that she was conducting a “phone interview.”  When the grandfather gladly offered his personal information over the phone to the scammer, the …Read More

Social Media eDiscovery CLE Event

Join us for a special CLE event! Social media has surpassed email as the communication vehicle of choice for millions of people. Individuals and businesses create vast amounts of online content daily, and some of this electronic evidence may be relevant to your next case. Join the experts at 4Discovery as we examine the issues related to investigating, capturing, and producing this potentially critical source of Electronically Stored Information. Is …Read More

Are your Clients Prepared for a Data Breach?

You are invited to a very special CLE Certified event Target, Anthem, the IRS, and now a massive loss of records from the United States Office of Personnel Management (OPM). Today’s headlines are ripe with stories of the latest dramatic thefts of confidential information. Did you know that 43% of mid-sized companies have suffered a breach? If one of your clients suffered a data breach, would you know how to …Read More