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Digital Forensics

First Response are specialists in the provision of digital and computer forensic services

First Response are specialists in provision of digital and computer forensic services, including the preservation of data from computers, mobile devices, servers and corporate networks.

Once the data has been secured and preserved to evidential standards, it is examined by our forensic analysts who not only have post graduate qualifications in their respective fields, but also have many years of experience carrying out investigations in stressful and time-critical environments.

Looking through a lens down a dark street.

We undertake a broad range of investigation strategies which can be tailored to suit the specific requirements of your case. We employ leading industry standard tools and techniques to ensure that nothing is missed and that the critical artefacts central to your case are presented in context and fully provenanced.

On completion, we’ll prepare a forensic report suitable for use in a tribunal or at court should you wish to pursue legal remedies. Our reports are written in clear jargon-free English and designed to be read and understood by a non-technical audience. We have extensive experience giving evidence at court or assisting with internal investigations, including providing interview support to HR staff tasked with investigating staff malfeasance.

Read more detail about a digital forensic investigation we conducted for a multinational development company here: https://first-response.co.uk/computer-forensic-investigations/

If you have a cybersecurity incident, believe you are under attack or have been compromised, then call us immediately for assistance on 020 7193 4905 or email us as incident [at] first-response.co.uk

Digital Forensic Investigation – Multi-national Development Company

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Business Email Compromise – Financial Services

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CaseNotes – An Interview with John Douglas

Read a recent interview with our Technical Director, John Douglas. Creator of the investigative note taking software CaseNotes, find out about his background, how his tool works and why it can be beneficial to investigations. This interview was originally published on...

The evidence shows that…

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Who was that masked man?

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The witness in your pocket

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Droning on…

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Keywords, keywords, keywords!

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The last word on keyword searches

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Using keyword searches to locate evidence

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