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Cyber Forensics: From Data to Digital Evidence by Albert J. Marcella, Frederic Guillossou

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Appendix Forensic Investigations, ABC Inc.

Ronelle Sawyer

June 12, 2009

Forensic Report

Case # 000029

Distribution List

Group, Contact Name Location Title/Department/Business Unit
Legal ABC Inc. Headquarters Security Operations
HR ABC Inc. Headquarters Security Operations

DOCUMENT RELEASE AND CONFIDENTIALITY

This document is proprietary and confidential and has been released only to the persons listed above. It may not be distributed outside the organization without written approval from ABC Inc. Legal department.

1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

On April 1, 2009, ABC Inc. Legal department contacted the ABC Inc. Forensic Investigations department regarding the cyber forensic examination of a hard drive belonging to Jose McCarthy. There were suspicions that McCarthy was attempting to sell intellectual property belonging to ABC Inc. to a competitor, XYZ Company. The hard drive used by McCarthy was forensically examined to determine if there were any indications of intellectual property theft.

After careful cyber forensic analysis of McCarthy’s hard drive a letter was found showing intent to sell proprietary information.

2 FORENSIC ACQUISITION

2.1 Custody and Storage

On April 6, 2009 Ronelle Sawyer, cyber forensic investigator with ABC Inc., received McCarthy’s hard drive for analysis. Ronelle Sawyer performed Chain of Custody with Legal and took possession of the evidence (see the following graphic). Evidence was locked in a security vault until acquisition was performed.

2.2 Forensic ...

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