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April 19, 2013 14:59 ET

Sherlock Holmes Meets the Geek Squad-The World of "Digital Forensics & Investigations"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 19, 2013) - More than one in two Canadian companies fell prey to some form of economic crime in 2009, according to a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). The accounting firm's 2009 Global Economic Crime Survey: The Canadian Perspective stated that 56% of Canadian companies surveyed reported being victims of economic crime, an increase of 10% since 2003. All of this underlines the need for proper professional investigative processes to be in place.

However gone are the days when "elementary dear Watson" was the signal that the case had been cracked, and that it was then a case of well done Holmes, and off to jail for the bad guys. In today's high tech world, we may never even see the bad guys, never find them, unless we have go under the cover of our many desktops or laptops to really figure out "whodunit?" Well of course, that is all easier said than done if you as an investigator don't have the skills to freeze a crime scene and prepare for court, in the digital world.

There is no shortage of "Sherlocks" out there in the legal and financial sectors, so, go ahead Sherlock, ask yourself:

Can you identify the forensic evidence of employee misuse of data or fraud, theft of intellectual property, or a security breach?

Do you possess the technical knowledge to collect electronic evidence while maintaining an acceptable chain of custody management to ensure its acceptance in court?

In most cases the answer would be a resounding NO, or at the very least, "I have no idea"!

So, Sherlock, don't you think it's about time you met the Geek Squad? Well, maybe not them, but someone like them who could help turn that resounding NO into a confident YES?

Well, good news, that meeting of minds has already happened. Canada's premier security company, Commissionaires, via their Investigation Services Division saw the need to get Sherlock up to speed and joined forces with Digital Defence a leading provider of information security services focused on preventing and responding to security breaches. This marriage gave Sherlock the skills required to do what he does best, investigate, but now do it in the digital realm with confidence and success.

This meeting of minds has resulted in the roll out of what may be a one of a kind training program:

Electronic Security Breach - Recognize, Secure and Respond, a 3 day workshop that truly provides investigators the skills they require to deal with fraud and other economic crimes carried out using computers.

For more information call Commissionaires and talk with our very own Sherlock Holmes and you'll be glad you did.

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