Global Digital Forensics Named “Significant Player” in Leading DigitalForensics Industry Report on the Expanding Field
Data is everywhere, and when the problems needing answers live in the digital world, it’s the digital forensics experts that fight on the front line.
New York, NY, March 28, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Earlier this month, IBISWorld, recognized as the nation'smost trusted independent source of industry and market research, released its 2012 Digital ForensicsServices in the US: Market Research Report. According to the study, from 2007 through 2012, revenuefor the digital forensics industry grew at an annualized rate of almost 14% to $878.0 million, buoyed bythe explosion in mobile Internet connections and an increase in the number of homes with at least onecomputer. And with the associated exponential growth in Electronically Stored Information (ESI), theyproject industry revenues to increase by just over 9% in 2012. Among the “significant players” leadingthe charge in the digital forensics services industry cited in the report was Global Digital Forensics.Joe Caruso, CEO/CTO of Global Digital Forensics, was not at all surprised by the findings. “You have tobe living 'off the grid' not to realize the digital world is expanding by leaps and bounds every day. Moreand more we find ourselves tethered to ESI, from the explosion in social networking, to the heavy-dutymobile computing power at our finger tips every day. And let's not forget the complex business networksand databases that make it all come to life. There is nothing traditional about 'traditional computing'anymore; it's being redefined every day. It's our job not only have a firm grasp of everything out therenow, but also to stay ahead of the newest digital trends so we can offer the most current and reliabledigital forensics services available today. Whether it's about electronic discovery and the digital evidenceneeded for a legal matter, or securing your cyber assets from both insider and outside threats, we stay ontop of, and ahead of it all to keep our clients on top.”The trickle down effect of this growing onslaught of ESI from new arenas is also being felt in othercircles. Legal matters find themselves rooted in ESI with more frequency every day, and the job of negotiating it all just keeps getting bigger from a litigation and trial support perspective. Cloud storageand computing, social networking and smart mobile devices can be pivotal to the outcome of a legal case,but are often mishandled, misjudged or just forgotten, to the client's ultimate detriment. But the courtsrecognize this as well, and have been consistently strengthening the rules and accepted practices dealingwith electronic discovery (eDiscovery), with one of the most consequential being their growing insistencethat knowledgeable ESI experts be involved in the legal process as early as possible. “After all, the truthshould never suffer from digital incompetence,” as Caruso put it.Another problem being continually amplified on the expanding ESI battleground is the persistent threat tocyber assets, which is another facet of the digital forensics realm. Caruso had this to say on the subject,“We have responded to cyber intrusions and data breaches for some of the world's most recognizedcompanies, and without a doubt, the stakes have never been higher. Controlling data today is paramountto long term success. If a random hacker, an enemy of a company, or even an enemy of the state gainsaccess to sensitive data, the consequences can be staggering for any organization, no matter how large orhow small. The damages could be directly monetary, which is obviously bad, but they could also affect