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Digital Forensic and Incident Response (DFIR)

A reactive & preventive security function with the central threat-hunting capability

Digital Forensics is the prerequisite to a business landscape where cyber threats have become an inevitable reality. And it’s not just the recovery from an incident that is required but fully eradicating the threat, preventing it from occurring, and enabling businesses to understand the threat lurking for their assets.

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Sanjay Kaushik
Sanjay Kaushik

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CFE, CII, FCIISCM, CATS, CCPS, CFAP

Sanjay Kaushik
Aayush Kaushik

Director- Digital Forensics and investigations

Digital Forensic And Incident Response (DFIR) 

Today’s evolving business landscape is characterised by increasing digitisation, a move to cloud computing and relentless cyber threats penetrating even the most cutting-edge systems. Considering the volatility of the market, environmental issues, human errors and the massive volume of information, businesses can’t escape from the risks that are waiting to attack and exploit their vulnerable areas.

This persisting issue has raised the demand for robust digital forensics and incident response strategies for organisations, no matter their size and capacity. 

Digital Forensic and Incident Response (DFIR)

Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) is a multidisciplinary approach that combines the dynamics of uncovering the truth behind a cyber attack and responding to the attack in an efficient and swift manner.DFIR is a specialized field focused on identifying, remediating, and investigating cybersecurity incidents. As the name suggests, DFIR consists of two components: Digital forensics involves collecting, preserving, and analyzing forensic evidence.More comprehensively, DFIR covers:

Digital Forensics

  • Evidence collection from different sources
  • Data preservation to prevent its tempering
  • Evidence analysis to uncover the cause of the attack and the extent of the attack
  • Ensuring legal admissibility of the evidence

Incident response

  • Preparing an incident response plan
  • Detecting and confirming the security incident 
  • Isolating affected networks or systems to prevent the incident from spreading
  • Identifying the root cause and finding ways to eliminate its recurrence
  • Restoring the affected network and systems
  • Analysing the incident report and finding potential vulnerable areas as well as areas of improvement

As digital forensics and incident response go hand in hand, together they make businesses aware and prevent them from a host of challenges including cyber threat proliferation, data sensitivity, reputational management, business continuity and legal compliance complexities. 

The Importance of Digital Forensics and Incident Response

As the remote-based and hybrid work culture is accelerating, a robust DFIR strategy is vital for organisations to ensure their security posture, effectively investigate incidents, find security vulnerabilities, allow the least possible operational disruption, recover from cyber threats quickly, and keep the attack isolated to a small radius. 

The amalgamation of Digital Forensics with Incident Response aids the security posture through:

  • Speed and Efficacy
  • Efficient & Tailored Approach
  • Commercial & OSINT Tools/Technology
  • Standard-based Methodology/Approach
  • Post Breach Monitoring with Alerts/Notifications

DFIR Services offered by Netrika Consulting:

  • Extraction & Analysis of Data
  • Disk Imaging & Investigation
  • Mobile Forensics (Android/Apple)
  • Cloud-based Analysis
  • Email Investigation
  • Social Media Discovery
  • Network Forensics & Analysis
  • Video/Image Forensics
  • Digital Crime Scene Response
  • Forensic and Investigation Training

Organisations that heavily rely on digital systems for data creation and processing are encountering an escalating number of sophisticated threats like advanced persistent threats (APT), ransomware assaults, and online identity risks.

In this context, today’s enterprises are compelled to equip themselves with advanced digital forensics and incident response capabilities spanning both on-premise and cloud environments. These capabilities enable rapid detection, meticulous analysis, and prompt responses to incidents, ensuring comprehensive safeguarding measures are in place.

Digital Forensic and Incident Response (DFIR)

Netrika’s Digital Forensics and Incident Response Services provide a comprehensive set of capabilities that identify gaps in the existing security infrastructure and help businesses predict, detect, and mitigate security incidents.  

DFIR is a digital emergency response field that identifies, investigates, and remediates cyberattacks and cybercrime. This field of forensics examines system data, user activity, and other digital footprints to gather evidence and nail down the process of any adverse incident(s) (attack/ breach/ fraud/ crime). 

DFIR encompasses two primary facets:

Digital Forensics: As a subset of forensic investigation, it scrutinises system data, user actions, and digital artefacts to ascertain ongoing attack instances and the identities behind such acts.

Incident Response: This comprehensive approach outlines an organisation’s strategy for pre-emptively readying, promptly detecting, efficiently containing, and methodically recuperating from potential data breaches.

 Using state-of-the-art tools, our DF experts help businesses respond to digital frauds, malware infection, hacker attacks, data theft, or any unwanted digital activities. Our DF professionals examine data on digital assets across computers, mobile phones, enterprise networks, cloud deployments, surface web, dark and deep web. They can dig deep while investigating the incident’s root cause.

Digital Forensic and Incident Response (DFIR) services

Recover crucial digital evidence to support your investigation with the industry-leading forensics team

●      Extraction & Analysis of Data

Detailed data extraction and analysis unveil vital insights from intricate digital landscapes, empowering investigators to uncover hidden truths and construct precise investigative narratives. 

●      Disk Imaging & Investigation

A Disk Image is a comprehensive duplication of a storage device, encompassing user-visible data and concealed directories, boot records, partitioned tables, deleted files, and unallocated sectors. Netrika is proficient in employing advanced tools to create precise hard disk copies, which can be examined with specialised forensic investigation tools to extract evidence.

●      Mobile Forensics (Android/Apple)

Mobile Phone Forensics encompasses a systematic digital investigative method to comprehensively scrutinise mobile phones (Android/iPhones), tablets, and satellite navigation devices, alongside their associated media like SIM cards and memory storage cards. 

●      Cloud-based analysis

Our Cloud-based analysis leverages advanced technology to scrutinise digital data stored in cloud environments. This efficient approach enables organisations to make informed decisions and optimise strategies based on real-time information, fostering agility and innovation in today’s dynamic business landscape.

●        E-mail Investigation

E-mail forensics aids in scrutinising e-mail sources and content for evidentiary purposes, encompassing diverse approaches when investigating email-linked offences. Our professionals assess header data from pertinent messages, methodically decode relevant extracted details following suspect tracking, and conclude your e-mail forensic inquiry to strengthen your case.

●      Social Media Discovery

Social media evidence is new and rapidly emerging for digital forensics. If explored correctly, the trail of data on social media can offer remarkable support cases. With proper legal and scientific procedures, 

Netrika delves into social media to examine and present data for evidentiary purposes in court.  

●      Network Forensics & Analysis

Network forensics involves examining the network and its traffic going across a network suspected of being involved in malicious activities. With the help of network forensics, the entire data can be retrieved, including messages, file transfers, e-mails, and web browsing history, and reconstructed to expose the original transaction.

●      Video/Image Forensics

Through our Audio and Video Forensic services, we can increase visual evidence’s overall value and effectiveness. Our state-of-the-art forensic facilities facilitate secure media extraction from devices, incorporating CCTV enhancement and audio assessment. These procedures yield compelling evidence that bolsters criminal or civil proceedings.

●      Forensics and Investigation Training

The escalating impact of fraud and corruption and the methods employed necessitate a robust response through meticulous fact-based investigations. Acquire an in-depth, practical understanding of investigative procedures through our comprehensive training program. Tailored not just for internal investigators and loss prevention personnel, it’s also beneficial for those tasked with forensic assessments within internal audit, risk, or compliance roles.

Digital Forensic and Incident Response (DFIR) aids incident response through:

● Speed and Efficacy

● Efficient & Tailored Approach

● Commercial & OSINT Tools/Technology

● Standards-based Methodology/Approach

● Post Breach Monitoring with Alerts/Notifications

Our Products/ Tools 

Digital devices are ubiquitous, assuming a pivotal role in chain-of-evidence inquiries. Today’s smoking gun is more likely to be a laptop or a phone than a more literal weapon. Whether these devices are associated with a suspect or victim, their substantial data reservoirs hold the potential to construct a compelling case for investigators comprehensively.

Retrieving data securely, efficiently, and lawfully is sometimes a complex endeavour. As a result, our investigators rely on the latest digital forensics tools to assist them.

- Advance Mobile Forensic

Teel Technologies JTAG, ISP and Chip-Off

JTAG Forensics involves connecting the Test Access Ports (TAPs) on a PCB via solder, Molex, or a jig. It utilises supported JTAG Boxes (like Riff, Z3X, ATF, etc.) to command the processor, acquiring raw data stored on the connected memory chip for a complete physical image from the device. This process is non-destructive to the phone.

Complete JTAG Kits, comprising JTAG Boxes, JIGS, and Accessories, include GPG, RIFF, ORT, Octoplus, and ATF JTAG Boxes, along with over 50 JIGS, JTAG Finder, and Tools.

- Advance Level Hard Disk Forensic

ACE Lab

ACE is a trendsetter in professional tool development for HDD repair and data recovery. ACE develops data recovery technologies and offers customers the most comprehensive and reliable professional data recovery tools through its PC-3000 product line. By continuously perfecting its tools, it has set the standard for professional data recovery and remains the proven leader in the field.

- DVR Examination Tool

DVR Examiner

DVR Examiner lets you connect directly to a DVR hard drive or forensic image, bypassing passwords and complicated menus. It also enables recovery from potentially damaged, burnt, or broken DVRs.

- Hard Disk Analysis Tools

Belkasoft Evidence Centre

Belkasoft X allows data acquisition from computers, laptops, and mobile devices. It acquires hard and removable drives into DD and E01 formats, providing optional hash calculation and verification. For iOS mobile devices, it acquires iTunes backup and complete file system copies using agent-based or checkm8-based methods or when a device is jailbroken. Android devices support multiple formats: standard ADB or agent-based backup, EDL, and physical backup for rooted devices.

Belkasoft X performs the acquisition, examination, analysis, and presentation of digital evidence from major sources—computers, mobile devices, RAM, and cloud services—in a forensically sound manner.

FTK (Forensic Tool Kit)

With the growth of big data from a wide variety of devices and systems, it can be challenging to find and collect relevant evidence promptly and efficiently. Whether you are law enforcement dealing with a growing backlog of devices waiting to be processed or a company searching through massive amounts of data from multiple sources, FTK cuts down on investigation time and resources by providing you with an integrated forensics solution preferred by expert digital investigators.

OpenText Encase

OpenText EnCase Forensic is a powerful, court-proven, market-leading solution built for digital forensic investigations. It enables examiners to triage, collect and decrypt evidence from a wide variety of devices in a forensically sound manner. The built-in, enhanced indexing engine has powerful processing speed, advanced index searching and optimised performance. The process is quick, efficient, repeatable, and defensible, with the ability to create intuitive reports.

Magnet Axiom

Easily recover deleted data and analyse digital evidence from mobile, computer, cloud, and vehicle sources in one case file with an artefact-first approach. Discover the full history of a file or artefact to build your case and prove intent. Magnet AXIOM provides the most up-to-date artefact support for recent devices and sources.

Image Authentication Tool

AMPED Authenticate

Amped Authenticate is a software application for forensic image authentication, tampering detection, and camera ballistics on digital images. This product is the only image authentication software on the market, offering a comprehensive suite of powerful tools. It allows for the exploitation of data behind digital images, enabling analysis of image integrity, authenticity, metadata, source history, and tampering detection before its use as intelligence and evidence.

- Image Enhancement Forensic Tool

AMPED FIVE

Amped FIVE is the most complete image processing software specifically designed for forensic lab experts to manage the complete image and video analysis workflow, with advanced and fully customisable processes for conversion, restoration, enhancement, measurement, presentation, and reporting, all in a single tool.

- Password Forensic Tools

Passware Kit Forensics

Passware forensic products are used by the world’s top law enforcement agencies to crack cases requiring decryption with a 70-percent success rate. Passware has been used to prevent nuclear terrorism, has saved hostages held at gunpoint, and is law enforcement’s tool of choice in preventing child exploitation.

- Disk Duplicator

OpenText Disk Duplicator TD4

The OpenText Tableau Forensic TD4 Duplicator is a next-generation technology designed as a budget-friendly, easy-to-use solution for standalone forensic acquisitions of standard physical media (PCIe, USB, SATA and SAS). TD4 delivers the ideal combination of features and performance to handle smaller-scale triage, acquisition, and media management workloads.

Falcon Neo

The forensic imaging solution achieves imaging speeds surpassing 50GB/min. With the Falcon-NEO, you can simultaneously image from up to 5 source drives to as many as nine destinations, ensuring efficient and secure digital evidence collection. This solution supports imaging to/from a network repository with two 10GbE ports. The Falcon-NEO is a forward-thinking solution designed to streamline the evidence-collection process.

- MAC Forensic Analysis

Cellebrite Digital Collector

As the only forensic solution on the market today that conducts live and dead box imaging for Windows and Mac, the Cellebrite Digital Collector is a vital tool in the digital forensic toolkit. It’s a powerful forensic imaging software solution for triage, live data acquisition, and targeted data collection for Windows and Mac computers.

Digital Collector is designed for investigators to perform quick triage and analysis, whether on-scene or in the lab, maintaining the reliability they’ve come to trust from Cellebrite.

Cellebrite Inspector

Cellebrite Inspector is used worldwide to analyse computer extractions quickly and comprehensively. It can quickly and efficiently find internet history, downloads, recent searches, top sites, locations, media, messages, recycle bins, USB connections, and more. With AI-assisted picture and video categorisation capabilities, powerful filtering, and support for the latest systems for whole disk encryption, Cellebrite Inspector can show an event’s timeline and reveal the real story behind each case.

- E-mail Analysis

Paraben E-mail Examiner

The E3 Forensic Platform seamlessly adds a large variety of evidence into a single interface to search, parse, review, and report on digital data from most digital sources. E-mail processing can be done with local archives with E3: EMX, network archives with E3:NEMX, or bundled together.

Intella PRO

Intella PRO is an optimal email investigation and eDiscovery software tool that caters to processing, searching, filtering, and producing volumes of electronically stored information (ESI). Intella Pro also features the robust search engine and distinctive visual presentation.

- Forensic Workstation

The AntfuAnalyzer series is globally recognised and popular for its speed, reliability, and durability and is the right choice when indexing and processing IT forensic cases at the workplace.

All AntAnalyzer are certified and tested for using the programs of the leading software manufacturers (like Exterro, OpenText, Magnet Forensics, etc.).

- Social Media Analysis

X1 Social Discovery

X1 Social Discovery is the only solution to enable automated item-level collection of Twitter, Tumblr, and YouTube data. X1 Social Discovery allows all collected data to be analysed in a single interface and supports. It allows filtering and instant searchability of content and metadata from social media, websites, and webmail collections.

- Mobile Forensic Tool

Cellebrite UFED

The industry standard for lawfully accessing mobile data. Cellebrite UFED helps to bypass locks, perform advanced unlocks, perform logical/full files system/physical extraction of app data and cloud token and much more, with support for more than 32k device profiles and the most comprehensive device coverage from the leading Android and Apple devices.

MOBILedit Forensic

MOBILedit Forensic Express is a phone and cloud extractor, data analyser and report generator all in one solution. A powerful 64-bit application using both the physical and logical data acquisition methods, Forensic Express is excellent for its advanced application analyser, deleted data recovery, a wide range of supported phones, including most feature phones, fine-tuned reports, concurrent phone processing, and easy-to-use user interface. With the password and PIN breaker, one can access locked ADB or iTunes backups with GPU acceleration and multi-threaded operations for maximum speed.

Cellebrite Responder

Cellebrite Responder empowers investigative teams to securely extract data from the widest range of devices at specific locations or on the go. As a key component of Cellebrite’s investigation solutions, Cellebrite Responder allows users to perform selective or full physical data extraction, saving time and increasing community trust.

MSAB Office

MSAB Office is the all-purpose forensic system from MSAB, offering the XRY product solutions in a package. With MSAB Office, you can achieve more and go deeper into a mobile device to recover vital data. With a choice of Logical, Physical, Cloud, and pinpoint recovery tools for all supported devices, the Office kit works on your PC to produce a secure forensic report containing data extractions from mobile handsets.

MSAB Field

MSAB Field is ideally suited for mobile units in demanding conditions. These users often require rugged, portable, self-sufficient forensic kits that are flexible, quick to use, and easy to link to headquarters or remote computers. The Field Version incorporates all these features – with hardware and software combined to perform a complete and rapid analysis for the vast majority of mobile devices available today. The MSAB Field Version meets the strict specifications of MIL-STD – 810G and IP65 compliance.

MSAB pinpoint

XRY Pinpoint extracts and decodes data from non-standard mobile devices, such as cheap imitation phones from Asia. Since the connector is the main forensic challenge, this solution consists of powerful software that automatically detects the pin-out configuration and compact hardware.

XRY Pinpoint is fully integrated and uses the familiar and easy-to-use XRY Logical/Physical interface but requires a separate license. It is continuously updated, so it stays current and improves over time. Pinpoint supports devices with MediaTek, Spread Trum, Coolsand/RDA, and Infineon chipsets.

Cellebrite Inspector

Cellebrite Inspector is used worldwide by examiners for the quick and comprehensive analysis of computer extractions. Examiners can quickly and efficiently find internet history, downloads, recent searches, top sites, locations, media, messages, recycle bin, USB connections, and more. With AI-assisted picture and video categorisation capabilities, powerful filtering, and support for the latest systems for whole disk encryption, Cellebrite Inspector shows the entire timeline of an event. He reveals the real story behind each case.

Oxygen Forensic Detective

Oxygen Forensics specialises in mobile devices, cloud, drones and IoT data and provides the most advanced digital forensic data extraction and analytical tools for criminal and corporate investigations.

The source drives will be actively air-cooled by the unique Ice Tray cooling fan beneath the Tableau T356789iu forensic bridge. The aluminium cooling fins support the cooling process as well. This ensures the reading of the suspect drives at maximum speed without reaching damaging temperature ranges.

India’s largest provider of Digital Forensic Service

Detect threats across network endpoints and recover crucial digital evidence using cutting-edge technology.

Why Netrika?

As the evolving business landscape battles its share of security challenges, a resilient digital forensics and incident response management strategy is crucial for companies to fully embrace the benefits of digital transformation. While the business risks are inevitable, leveraging digital forensics and incident response management from a reliable company can prove to be an asset.

Netrika Consulting, being one of the best digital forensic investigators and incident response service providers has a dedicated team of experts who can provide the clarity and resolution your business needs in the face of security challenges. Our DFIR services prepare your business for the unexpected, uncover the truth behind such incidents, conduct in-depth forensic analysis, and enhance your security posture by providing recommendations on potential incidents. 

We help businesses respond to digital frauds, malware infection, hacker attacks, data theft, or other unwanted digital activities, using state-of-the-art tools and techniques. With decades of expertise in examining data on digital assets across computers, mobile phones, enterprise networks, cloud deployments, surface web as well as dark and deep web, our DFIR experts dig deep while undertaking their investigation to get to the root cause of the incident.

 

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FAQs

Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science that focuses on identifying, acquiring, processing, analysing, and reporting on data stored electronically. Electronic evidence is a component of almost all criminal activities and digital forensics support is crucial for law enforcement investigations.

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Recovery is the primary concern for organisations hit by a cyber security attack, but it’s also crucial to understand the how and why of an incident before putting things back to normal.

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Computer forensics is a field of technology that uses investigative techniques to identify and store evidence from a computer device. Often, computer forensics is used to uncover evidence that could be used in a court of law.

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DF is a standard based methodology that can allow post-breach monitoring with alerts. It also enables swift reaction in the event of an incident, and the forensically preserved data proves crucial to the investigation and reporting phases.

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Digital forensic investigators are professionals who specialize in collecting, analyzing, and preserving electronic evidence to be used in legal proceedings. These investigators are trained in techniques to recover data from computers, mobile devices, and other digital storage media.

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