Forensics & Litigation

Forensics & Litigation 

Com­put­er Foren­sics | Civ­il Pro­ce­dure | Crim­i­nal Pro­ce­dure | Evi­dence Law | Cybercrime

RA Roman Kost
RA | MLaw | cand. BSc ICS
RA Vio­la Kost
RA | MLaw

Data-dri­ven com­pa­nies are exposed to many risks: The com­pe­ti­tion engages in busi­ness espi­onage, the cyber ground noise ensures attacks every minute, the con­trac­tu­al part­ner does not adhere to secre­cy agree­ments or the company’s employ­ee could switch sides. This results in sig­nif­i­cant dam­age to com­pa­nies, with sen­si­tive infor­ma­tion such as copy­right­ed intel­lec­tu­al prop­er­ty and high­ly per­son­al data of employ­ees and cus­tomers being stolen.

We sup­port your com­pa­ny in the legal aspects of cre­at­ing a foren­sic and secu­ri­ty plan so that you can pro­tect your data effi­cient­ly and appro­pri­ate­ly and have sol­id evi­dence in the event of a court case. This could be, for exam­ple, an employ­ee (insid­er threat) who uses the Inter­net inap­pro­pri­ate­ly dur­ing work­ing hours (e.g. file shar­ing, pornog­ra­phy, stalk­ing and bul­ly­ing, exces­sive pri­vate use) or an employ­ee who copies busi­ness data wor­thy of pro­tec­tion or cre­ates a “back­up” at home with­out authorization. 

The result can be rep­u­ta­tion­al dam­age, dam­age to cus­tomer and busi­ness rela­tion­ships, finan­cial loss­es and severe penal­ties. With the sup­port of LAYER 8, you can min­i­mize the impact of cyber inci­dents on your com­pa­ny and busi­ness operations.

We also advise you on the devel­op­ment of new foren­sic com­pe­ten­cies (foren­sic readi­ness) and ana­lyze the need with you. We sup­port you in the process-proof secur­ing of traces in your network.

You can inte­grate LAYER 8’s con­tact per­sons into your exist­ing process struc­tures so that you have the nec­es­sary legal expert infor­ma­tion imme­di­ate­ly at hand when need­ed and have quick­ly ensured the strate­gi­cal­ly cor­rect com­mu­ni­ca­tion with the author­i­ties or the busi­ness cus­tomer. LAYER 8 will take care of pub­lic rela­tions and media work for you if nec­es­sary, so that you can con­cen­trate on busi­ness processes.

If you are in dis­pute with a con­trac­tor or an employ­ee or have been the vic­tim of a cyber attack, LAYER 8 will han­dle the process for you in court and the pros­e­cu­tors.

Oth­er areas of focus in Foren­sics & Lit­i­ga­tion include:

  • Rep­re­sen­ta­tion in white-col­lar crim­i­nal cas­es incl. bank­ing or stock exchange offens­es as well as mon­ey laun­der­ing and corruption;
  • Advis­ing on the detec­tion and preser­va­tion of evi­dence of white-col­lar crimes;
  • Risk man­age­ment (fraud risk man­age­ment) and compliance;
  • Con­sult­ing and rep­re­sen­ta­tion in the area of inter­na­tion­al legal and admin­is­tra­tive assistance;
  • Rep­re­sen­ta­tion in requests for infor­ma­tion and extradition;
  • Rep­re­sen­ta­tion in seizure and unseal­ing pro­ceed­ings includ­ing appeal proceedings;
  • Media com­mu­ni­ca­tion in the con­text of civ­il and crim­i­nal proceedings;
  • Con­sult­ing on e‑evidence and foren­sic readi­ness (pri­va­cy-com­pli­ant and court-proof evi­dence col­lec­tion in the enter­prise) on the local net­work or in the cloud;
  • Coor­di­na­tion of coop­er­a­tion with civ­il and crim­i­nal authorities;
  • Estab­lish­ing insid­er per­pe­tra­tors (data theft, com­put­er crime, indus­tri­al espi­onage) in a court of law;

Con­tact us

Tell us about your needs dur­ing a per­son­al meet­ing or in advance by mail: 
In our premis­es, var­i­ous con­tem­po­rary wit­ness­es of dig­i­ti­za­tion have gath­ered. One such trou­vaille is one of the first hard disks from the Irish man­u­fac­tur­er SEAGATE (Wikipedia), which was man­u­fac­tured in 5 1/4″ format: 
The ST 412 mod­el has direct­ly ven­ti­lat­ed mag­net­ic disks, an exter­nal step­per motor to dri­ve the read head, con­sum­ing between 25 and 29W of pow­er (today’s hard dri­ves are typ­i­cal­ly between 2.5 and 5W of pow­er). The hard dri­ve weighs 2.1 kg, can pro­duce a noise lev­el of 50dBA dur­ing oper­a­tion (equiv­a­lent to a con­ver­sa­tion at nor­mal vol­ume), and has a max­i­mum data vol­ume of 10MB (for­mat­ted). The ST 406 cost $1,500.00 at launch, which is around $4,500.00 today.