Digital Forensics and Data Analytics Solutions

Finding evidence in data.

We believe that data is a valuable asset. Your organization creates libraries’ worth of it every day. Multinationals face a growing threat of litigation and regulatory investigations; stakeholders scrutinize reputation just as much as performance. If there’s a problem, you need to know the facts immediately. This lies in your information, which comes in many forms – emails from your staff, accountancy systems, text messages.

Our forensic technology team helps clients manage vast amounts of electronic data and navigate the legal and business processes that are mandated by critical events. Prevention is even better; knowing where your vulnerabilities are and managing the risks involved. When disputes or regulatory investigations arise, a timely resolution relies on your organization being prepared.

Digital Forensics and eDiscovery: Navigating litigation, investigations & crises in the digital age

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Digital forensics is the application of scientific investigatory techniques to digital crimes, attacks, threats and an important supporting tool for fraud investigations. On the other hand, eDiscovery which is a supportive branch to digital forensics. Moreover, eDiscovery is the electronic aspect of identifying, collecting and producing electronically stored information in response to a request for production in a law suit or investigation.

E-Discovery & Data Recovery

  • Data Collection
  • Data Validation
  • Data Recovering & Processing
  • Data Importing
  • Keyword Searching
  • E-Document Review and Reporting

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Computer & Mobile Forensics

Computer forensics and forensic data analysis lie at the core of forensic investigation of business activity. The PwC forensic technology team helps clients put large datasets to use in internal investigations, court cases, and in fraud prevention.

Our forensic experts are trained in forensic acquisition and analysis of electronic evidence and are equipped with the most cutting-edge tools and technology.

Server & Network Forensics

We use forensic software and hardware to acquire and interrogate data from servers and networks and test the collected data to identify potential anomalies. We perform the following:

  • Collection of Digital Evidence: The image of the virtual server is taken with a copy in accordance with forensic technology standards. When examining the electronic documents on the received forensic image, the Law on Protection of Personal Data will be complied with.
  • Analysis and Analysis of Collected Digital Evidence:
    • Classification of data, recovery of deleted files, removal of duplicate files, indexing in a way to search for text,
    • Examination of the following logs within the date range we have determined with you:
    • Connection logs to the server
    • Application access / exchange logs
    • Database access / exchange logs
    • Checking the presence of malicious software by examining recently run programs (for Windows Server)
    • Identification of electronic evidence as a result of keyword searches and analysis.
  • Reporting of evidence: Preparation of a scientific expert opinion including evidence, findings, findings and observations of the investigation.

Cloud Forensics

We help you to manage the following Cyber risks associated with cloud computing:

  • Data breaches
  • Insufficient identity credential
  • Insecure interfaces and APIs
  • System and application vulnerabilities
  • Account or services hijacking
  • Malicious Insider
  • Data loss
  • Insufficient due diligence
  • Denial of service

How to manage these risks

  • Identify the assets you are moving to the cloud and asses their confidentiality, integrity, and availability requirements. Perform effective due diligence before selecting a cloud provider to ensure they have strict measures for their security infrastructure
  • The use of multifactor authentication, strong passwords and automated rotation of cryptographic keys, passwords and certificates are all good security practice. Encrypting sensitive data can mitigate against a data breach
  • To mitigate the risk of system vulnerabilities and insecure APIs you should ensure proper patching and hardening is carried out
  • To minimise the risk of account hijacking through social engineering, all employees should receive security awareness training
  • To prevent a malicious insider attack you should manage privileged accounts and log their actions. Threat monitoring capabilities can be used to identify suspicious user activity
  • To mitigate the risk of data loss enterprises should not solely rely on one single cloud provider. It is also vital organisations have disaster recovery and business contingency plans in place
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Since the data we process may be in various forms and large amounts there is data analytics to process the data accurately and faster than ever before. Data analytics is the science of analyzing raw data in order to make conclusions about that information.

Data Analytics Implementation & Support

It is hardly arguable, that we live in the age of exponential growth. Besides many other things, the growth of the data volume generated by human is rocketed and thereby the business value potential hidden in this data is also continuously growing. We provide data analytics implementation and continuous support for your organisation to handle complex datasets, either to analyze existing red flags in your organisation’s practices as well as perform predictive analyses to mitigate fraud risks in a proactive manner.

Accounting Analytics (Journal Entry Testing)

Organisations need user friendly business insights quicker than ever to have control of unique business perspectives presented by their accounting data. However, it is not always easy for them to arrive at desired results before struggling with issues related to data quality and size as well as business complexities, before they can utilize these insights from their accounting data.

Our accounting analytics solutions offer tailor-made dashboards providing insights to irregularities in your accounting data. We apply scenarios created by a risk-based approach and process your organisation’s accounting data through our journal entry testing workflows to show you the red-flags for potential fraudulent activities.

Advanced Data Analytics

Combining our analytical expertise and forensic rigor, we provide advanced data analytics solutions to provide user friendly dashboards where you can have full control of your organisation’s data. We apply process-based scenarios to show you the red-flags for potential fraudulent activities related to the following processes:

  • Procurement
  • Sales
  • Information Technology
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Human Resources
  • Investment

We assess your organisation’s inherent risks, control effectiveness as well as residual risks remaining after management control actions.

Fraud & Investigative Analytics

New tools, methodologies and creative solutions: Can you use technology effectively to combat fraud and economic crime?

With more than 95% of business records now created and stored electronically, the forensic capture and analysis of electronic data has become a fundamental part of investigations and dispute resolution. Our forensic technology specialists are trained in the acquisition and analysis of electronic data. Using our globally developed proprietary tools and dedicated forensic laboratories worldwide, we offer a highly professional approach to electronic data retrieval. Our global team is experienced in handling and processing vast amounts of data typically stored by large corporations, while our forensic tools have been used in numerous corporate reviews requiring electronic disclosure and advanced financial data analytics.

The proactive PwC analytics solutions can discover suspicious behavior among transactions before fraud can actually happen.

If you suspect fraud inside your company but do not know where to start or you are buying a company and want to see what is inside, PwC Forensic Data Analytics will discover the full scope of the problem. Early, quick, and thorough checks as offered by the PwC proactive solutions significantly reduces the loss caused by the fraud discovered.

  • Data gathering: Any transaction, standard or fraudulent, is recorded in corporate IT systems. We help you identify, gather and create datasets of any size.
  • Analytic applications: We cleanse and crunch your data, and then run scenarios specific to your needs to create valuable insights for your organization.
  • Visualization: Because tables and matrices only show part of the story when it comes to understand the importance of numbers, we create meaningful and interactive visuals from the data in order to help your decision making process.
  • Detection of anomalies: Our applications lets you identify high risk and red flag transactions or operations.

Data Visualization & Reporting

Data has transformed the world we live in. More and more companies are using data analytics to excel in the market place.

With data visualization, we can assist you with create dynamic dashboards and reports by working on your data via popular data visualization tools on the market to guide you how to use these tools in analyzing the data effectively.

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Cyber forensics, is the application of scientifically proven methods to gather, process, interpret, and to use digital evidence to provide a conclusive description of cyber-crime activities. Cyber forensics also includes the act of making digital data suitable for inclusion into a criminal investigation.

Cyber Fraud Prevention

Cybercrime perpetrators can attack a company from many directions and with a variety of motives. Some act maliciously from within the organization; others are competitors seeking an advantage, transnational criminal enterprises stealing for profit, or foreign governments seeking an economic or military advantage; and still others are terrorist organizations that seek to disrupt services.

Our combination of computer forensics, data analysis, malware analysis, cyber surveillance, fraud, and crisis experience can help you make informed decisions that will help you effectively prevent risks related to the following:

  • Computer and network intrusion and privacy breaches
  • Identity, intellectual property, and data theft
  • Insider threats
  • Cyber security risks

Incident Response

It pays to be prepared…

Business leaders know they need to rapidly and effectively respond to threats, but many lack confidence in their plans. By understanding the strengths and weaknesses of your cyber incident response plan you can better prepare and manage a potential security incident. PwC can help you detect, respond, investigate and remediate threats across the incident-management life cycle using customized threat intelligence and proven methods.

We use our technological expertise in responding to cyber incidents to assist our clients. We deliver digital forensics and incident response services - and help our clients develop strategic approaches to managing digital risk informed by timely and actionable threat intelligence and research.

Cyber Fraud Investigation

Cybercrime perpetrators can attack a company from many directions and with a variety of motives. Some act maliciously from within the organization; others are competitors seeking an advantage, transnational criminal enterprises stealing for profit, or foreign governments seeking an economic or military advantage; and still others are terrorist organizations that seek to disrupt services.

Our combination of computer forensics, data analysis, malware analysis, cyber surveillance, fraud, and crisis experience can help you make informed decisions that will help you effectively confront:

  • Computer and network intrusion and privacy breaches
  • Identity, intellectual property, and data theft
  • Insider threats
  • Cyber security risks
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Serkan Tarmur

Serkan Tarmur

Advisory Services Partner, PwC Turkey

Tel: +90 212 376 5304

Dr. Gökhan Yılmaz

Dr. Gökhan Yılmaz

Forensic Services Leader, PwC Turkey

Tel: +90 212 326 6488