CYFE-X: 'Safe system deciphering' Cyfe-x ( pronounced like 'safe-hex') Computer Investigations. Forensic Examinations. Data Recovery . System Security
South West England: Serving South West England in computer forensics and data recovery.
DO NOT SWITCH THE SYSTEM ON Contact a professional – switching the system on and scouting around can destroy potential evidence.
Legal Advise Seek legal advice relating to your security policy or acceptable usage policy on computer systems and the ramifications of the incident.
Vigilance It is better to be proactive rather than reactive to potential problems, vigilance is important. What is perceived as small incident could potentially be the ‘tip of the iceberg’ where there is a much larger underlying problem.
Discretion - A policy of discretion is advisable – limit the number of people in the ‘loop’ and do not confront the target of your investigation.
Proactive Trade offs often occur - but generally ‘a stitch in time saves nine’ and this can be very true in judging when to begin an investigation rather than delaying and increasing the cost.