Theft of Trade Secrets

The unauthorized transfer of data from a computer known as data extrusion can be devastating. Theft of intellectual property cases are our most common engagements. Califorensics is familiar with the numerous creative attempts to exfiltrate data that employees mistakenly believe will be undetectable. The creativity of the perpetrators is unlimited, but we have found the most common methods to be:

  • Copying to external drive
  • File sharing
  • Email
  • Printing

Forensically capturing custodians’ devices is imperative to ensure that metadata does not become altered by another individual accessing the device. Continued use may cause potentially relevant data to be updated, modified, or overwritten.

We have worked on behalf of both the victims as well as the corporations, which have recruited new employees to ensure that sensitive data does not accompany them causing potential lawsuits.