Cyber Investigations and Digital Forensics


Helping you find the right answer

Research shows that motive and opportunity are the two primary reasons for people to commit crimes. While motive is the predominant factor, recent advancement in technology has changed the landscape for opportunities.

Our digital world has made the commission of crimes easier and has created many opportunities for new types of crime. This, in turn, has created challenges for those investigating incidents of wrong doing (e.g. fraud, unauthorized access, theft of intellectual property and sabotage), thus requiring a multi-disciplinary approach to investigations.

While each case presents its own unique challenges, some of the key considerations in cyber investigations include:

  • Ability to identify, collect, analyze and organize thousands of electronic documents, databases and other sources of data for analysis in a timely fashion
  • Capability to recognize and retrieve electronic documents that are intentionally hidden, password-protected, encrypted or deleted
  • Processes to ensure the examination of all available data as required
  • Skills and experience to make certain that data isn't damaged or altered during examination
  • Ability to maintain the evidentiary value of the storage media and the data within


How PwC can help

PricewaterhouseCoopers’ forensic team has extensive experience in investigation of technology-based crimes. Equipped with an investigative mind, our digital forensic and computer security professionals have the required skills and forensic tools to respond to incidents of cyber crime – from the initial triage through investigation and provision of recommendations for improved security.

Our global network allows us to assist our clients reach beyond their corporate and territorial boundaries in their investigation, preservation and collection of electronic evidence.

With our secure lab, sophisticated forensic tools and well established processes and methodology, we can ensure our client’s data integrity, security and confidentiality.

Contact William Platt for more information.