Cyber Security Consulting & Digital Investigation

Forensic Data Analytics

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We combine our knowledge and experience analyzing structured and unstructured data with our investigative expertise to help our clients uncover and manage legal, reputational, regulatory, and financial risk.

In investigations and compliance matters, we collect, transform, and load data from client systems across various international jurisdictions into a single repository to perform complex data analytics. This process allows us to identify individuals, entities, and transactions of interest to inform further analysis and investigative efforts.

Our team analyzes large volumes of financial, transactional, and operational data to identify fraud, implement enhanced compliance programs, and reduce the time and cost of investigations and litigation. We help simplify complex datasets, allowing clients to identify risks or misconduct and determine a course of remediation and ongoing monitoring.

Our Services
  • Anti-Bribery & Anti-Corruption Investigations / Compliance
  • Blockchain Analysis
  • Dashboarding & Visualization Services
  • Data Dictionary Development
  • Data Normalization & Transformation
  • Financial Reporting
  • Forensic Accounting & Audit Analytics
  • Fraud Detection
  • Identification, Preservation & Collection of Structured Data Sources
  • Litigation Support & Expert Witness Testimony
  • Regulatory Compliance Consulting & Internal Reviews
  • Remediation & Independent Monitoring
  • Sanctions Review & Analysis
Advanced Analytic Techniques & Technologies

Our team utilizes investigative data analytics through industry-leading tools and technology to implement proactive regulatory programs that uncover instances of fraud, detect anomalous behavior, and identify perpetrators. We predict and identify instances and patterns of fraud, bribery, and corruption, as well as previously unknown issues or problematic activities, by analyzing data collected from disparate sources and using advanced analytics techniques.

We capture, analyze, simplify, and explain complex or large datasets to help our clients understand a situation, establish a reliable course of action, and support a position. Our experts continuously explore new technologies and methods to further strengthen our ability to make data more accessible, understandable, and actionable for our clients.

Financial Investigations & Reporting

Our experts analyze financial records, trading records, and contract terms, particularly in financial fraud investigations. We compile analytics across vast quantities of records and ensure the investigation team has all of the information needed to further the inquiry.

We provide forensic analysis of trading activity, cash flows, transfers, and performance. We conduct product-specific concentration reviews to accurately calculate account losses; mutual fund share class reviews; and client contacts / CRM reviews to identify potential suitability and concentration issues.

Our experts are skilled at converting complex data into reports and presentations that communicate and persuade credibly and effectively. We provide customized reports for auditors, regulators, or mandatory reporting requirements. We prepare responses to industry-specific inquiries involving topics of concern to regulators, and tailor reports for compensation and account performance reviews and fund comparison analysis. We also design and implement customized exception reporting, P&L reports specific to each issue, and provide a portfolio of arbitration tools and data. Our reports are designed to rebut arguments, support mediations and arbitrations, and often serve as the basis for instructive exhibits in litigation and arbitrations.

Regulatory Compliance & Internal Reviews

Our team assists organizations with coalescing various data streams and sub-reporting systems into a holistic view of a complex enterprise, allowing in-house compliance teams to understand all aspects of a regulated entity. We use data analytics to mitigate various organization and geopolitical risks, including fraud; bribery and corruption; environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG); and sanctions.

Within financial services, our experts provide internal review programs designed to examine and monitor individuals, teams, branches, or entire firms. We conduct reviews by product, distributor, branch, or advisor.

Litigation & Arbitration

Our team provides analytics support for early dispute resolution, mediation, and arbitration (including arbitrator rankings) based on complaints, as well as litigation in state and federal courts. Through the analysis of relevant data, we conduct case assessment and develop hypothetical scenarios.

Big Data Analytics

We collect and analyze complex and/or large data sets relevant for litigation or investigation data diagnostics, including statistical and empirical analyses, and have the ability to ingest and manage terabytes of data in a secure, cloud-based environment.

First-Class Data Security

We ensure that our systems, policies, and procedures meet or exceed the highest security standards. We apply intrusion protection systems to guard against known threats, perform internal vulnerability scans, and conduct external intrusion testing to ensure network security. We also maintain a disaster recovery plan, which is tested regularly, to ensure data integrity.

We provide a secure analytics platform which offers the flexibility to select specific analytical tools that support investigative and qualitative analysis, and triage data sources that require further inquiry.

We host documents in secure environments utilizing platforms that have been certified by the following standards:

  • SOC 1/SSAE 16/ISAE 3402 (formerly SAS 70)
  • SOC 2
  • SOC 3
  • DOD CSM Levels 1–5
  • PCI DSS Level 1
  • ISO 27001
  • ITAR
  • FIPS 140-2
  • MTCS Level 3
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