With inexpensive and rapidly evolving spyware, key loggers, and other forms of malware, the risk of “digital bugging” has never been greater, and the delivery methods of “bugs” designed to spy on your content or active key strokes are plentiful. You do not need physical access to the network or computers. “Digital bugs” can be picked up surfing the Internet or unwittingly downloaded from emails. They can also be installed locally with just a few seconds of access time.
These digital bugs can transmit large volumes of information, including private documents, client information, financial information, passwords and login identification. Oftentimes, the off the shelf anti-virus programs simply do not keep up. Firewalls installed months or years ago go un-updated. Even with the best efforts and intentions, networks and individual desktops, laptops, and mobile devices can become beacons to transmit private and or critical information to competitors, former employees, or unauthorized, malicious current employees.
E-Investigations has the experience to handle the complex scanning of networks, desktops, notebooks, tablets, and mobile devices to identify, document, and remove digital bugs. Clearing the bug is only the first step of this process. Analyzing existing security systems such as firewalls, anti-virus programs and policies and procedures is the second step. Implementing new technologies, software and polices is the third step, so you can be up-to-date on affordable technology designed to keep your data and communications secure. Step four is on-going monitoring, updates and testing of the solutions implemented.