Forensic Readiness Planning
Specialists in Organisational Forensic Readiness Planning and Implementation
The effective preservation and analysis of data is now a pre-requisite for investigations, where data has been compromised or is required for review as part of any type of litigation or regulatory enquiry. Failure to act swiftly and preserve data could be costly. Prompt effective action will help to reduce litigation, minimise business disruption and limit any regulatory investigation.
Adoption of a forensic readiness policy is also a mandatory requirement for Government Departments. But if you work with (or plan to work with) a Government Department then they may require, or expect, an organisation to have a forensic readiness policy.
CYFOR’s Forensic Readiness Plans are bespoke assessments written for your business needs. We will supply you with robust plans to ensure that you have a fully auditable trail for evidence collection in an incident, ensuring you are prepared.
Your Forensic Readiness Plan will contain recommendations to enable business continuity in the event of an incident whilst ensuring that vital evidence is retained so that a full forensic enquiry can be conducted. Reactive strategies can be slower and can eliminate vital evidence.
CYFOR recognise that it is essential that you are immediately able to recover in the event of an incident but you also need to be able to investigate what happened and how it happened so that you can eliminate the possibility of any further problems and for compliance purposes. Without implementing a Forensic Readiness Plan you risk losing vital evidence during the recovery process. This potentially means that your systems remain at risk.
CYFOR can also assist you with your Forensic Readiness Planning in the following areas:
Planning Information Retention
RequirementsPlanning the Response
Digital Forensic Training
Digital Forensic Investigation
If an organisation does not have a forensic readiness plan, then it is likely to be unprepared for the consequences of an incident investigation. Law enforcement agencies could conduct a search of premises and seize business critical computer systems, which could cause major business continuity issues. Also, an organisation may be prone to significant liabilities if it cannot collect digital evidence to a standard required during civil proceedings and regulatory enquiries.
A computer forensic company’s involvement with an organisation is generally considered to be a reactive measure that should be employed following a security or policy breech.
Most companies would benefit from being proactive about digital evidence.
Forensic Readiness Plans can benefit your business by preparing you for compliance requirements and ensuring an efficient investigation into digital crime.