In today's complex digital world the Internet, computers, mobile phones and other digital devices play an important role in an increasing number of the illegal activities that take place. Whether the system is a standalone computer, portable device or part of an integrated network, BSS's experienced consultants can assist you from the initial evidence gathering through to the final outcome - be it external prosecution, Industrial Tribunal or internal disciplinary action.
All our investigative procedures are ISO 9000 certified and our computer forensics consultants are registered Expert Witnesses.
At BSS we have the additional benefit of years of network security experience that enable us to closely examine mail servers and other network components. In this way we can perform additional analysis that can carry an investigation beyond the confines of standard, software-based analysis. Our goal is to enable our clients to discover what happened, when and by whom.
Digital evidence, whether acquired from a computer system, PDA or mobile phone, can often be the deciding factor in criminal cases, civil and matrimonial disputes and employment proceedings.
For a forensic investigation to be lawful and effective, it must take into account Civil Procedure Rules, current legislation and peer recognised technical procedures. Working to these standards will ensure that the data gathered and presented is admissible as evidence in all forms of proceeding
The gathering, analysis and presentation of this evidence by an appropriately qualified expert are required by law and are an essential aspect of the provision of the BSS service. In addition to collecting and analysing evidence for companies investigating suspected wrongdoing in-house or individuals bringing a claim or defending themselves against their employer or in matrimonial cases, we also provide expert witness testimony in court.
All our procedures for the collection and handling of data are in line with current ACPO guidelines and with the appropriate civil procedure rules that we keep under constant review. BSS consultants are members of the UK Register of Expert Witnesses and the Society of Expert Witnesses.