Analytic and Forensic Technology
The Deloitte Analytic & Forensic Technology team (AFT) assists clients in addressing the technological challenges of today’s complex investigation and litigation environments by implementing thoroughly practical approaches supported by specialist technology and processes.
The Deloitte Analytic & Forensic Technology team (AFT) is a global group of over 200 specialists assisting clients in local, national, and international cases. Our highly experienced professionals assist clients in addressing the technological challenges of today’s complex investigation and litigation environments by implementing thoroughly practical approaches supported by specialist technology and processes.
Most of today’s companies would not be in business without the technology that allows them to instantly create, send, search, retrieve, and store data. It is often the case that an entire business dispute, commercial investigation, or multimillion pound litigation may hinge on identifying when a single piece of data was communicated, generated, altered or deleted, by and to whom, and under what circumstances. The process of collecting, reviewing, and producing electronic and/or hard copy documents to uncover the facts relating to illegal acts, bad business practices, or fraud, can be time consuming, costly, and exceptionally high risk if not performed correctly.
Our Computer Forensic experts are specialists in understanding IT systems to uncover information that may be recoverable from computer hard drives, servers, networks, and backup tapes. Such information may include active, deleted, hidden, lost or encrypted files, or file fragments. Often, such data is then collected and preserved in a forensically sound manner for evidentiary and chain of custody purposes.
Our Data Analytic experts assist clients in scoping, acquiring, testing, and analysing structured data from accounting systems to telephone or bank records. Combining the concepts of data mining with the skills of our experienced forensic investigators, we assist our clients in proactively identifying and detecting anomalies within their data. Our strength in forensic analysis and dealing with large and often disparate sets of data, combined with our knowledge of financial systems, enable us to answer the most complex strategic questions and provide robust advice on an array of business issues.
Our Electronic Discovery (ED) experts provide solutions to help clients with the processes of capturing, collecting, restoring, manipulating, and searching electronic documents (e.g., e-mails or invoices) as part of the system of disclosure in civil and criminal litigation. Highly secure access to specialist review software ‘hosted’ in a Deloitte Data Center enable storage and high speed filtering of data, language recognition and conceptual searching of documents, and dedicated case support.