Manchester: 0161 797 8123

London: 0207 438 2045

Manchester: 0161 797 8123

London: 0207 438 2045

Corporate Investigations

Social Media Investigations

Social media usage has risen exponentially over the past decade. With this increase comes the requirement to regulate, identify and in some areas, police the vast amounts of information generated from its usage. Whether you’re an employer who needs to do background checks on a new employee’s social media accounts, or a criminal lawyer who needs information identifying on a mobile phone, CYFOR can assist.

Social Media Investigations

Social media investigations involve the detailed analysis of an organisations or individual’s social media accounts. They are commonly used to provide information relevant to an investigation, court case, background checks or to establish an alibi.

When are they required?

Social media investigations can be critical in providing admissible evidence within civil and criminal matters. Another growing requirement for these services are pre-employee screenings or internal investigations involving current or former employees within a business. This can be due to the need to ascertain specific evidence in relation to potential fraudulent activity, data theft or gross misconduct.

What data can be recovered and analysed?

Using the latest sophisticated analytics software and open source intelligence gathering, CYFOR’s Intelligence Analysts can search, identify and monitor the following;

  • Social media posts
  • Photographs/pictures
  • Direct messages
  • Group Conversations
  • Message IP addresses
  • Data mapping & profiling
  • Brand reputation
  • Social media usage of staff during working hours
  • Investigation into what's available and known about potential new employees (background checks)

CYFOR Intelligence Analysts

  • Certified in open source intelligence research (Blue Sky Intelligence Solutions)
  • Certified Level 2 Open Source Intelligence Research (National Policing Improvement Agency)
  • Specialise in social media investigations
  • Qualifications in Criminology & Sociology
  • Masters qualifications in Forensic Document Analysis
  • Honoured with a Chief Constable’s Commendation, and two Chief Superintendent’s Commendations, for exceptional analytic skills within high profile cases.

We are instructed by both law firms and companies directly. Contact us today to secure your organisation.

London: 0207 438 2045

Manchester: 0161 797 8123

Manchester: 0161 797 8123

London: 0207 438 2045

We are instructed by both law firms and companies directly. Contact us today to secure your organisation.

London: 0207 438 2045

Manchester: 0161 797 8123

Manchester: 0161 797 8123

London: 0207 438 2045

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