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Just Text Me: Top 4 Questions Digital Forensics Experts Are Asked Regarding Text Message Evidence

The first text message was sent in 1994, at a time when phones did not have keyboards and the sender had to type the message on an actual computer.  Over the last twenty-three years, text messaging – texting, lol – has quickly become one of the most popular forms of communication. Whether for work or for personal communication, texting is easy, accessible, fast and efficient. Most people feel a wave of anxiety any time they mistakenly forget their phone at …

How to Turn Digital Video into a Star Witness

We live in a world in which video surveillance is omnipresent. Nowadays, we hardly bat an eye at finding ourselves reflected in a closed-circuit television (CCTV) screen in a supermarket, or realizing a friend took a video from last week’s brunch and posted it to social media. Video security footage, as well as footage from casual observers, exists in nearly every dimension of society, from law enforcement to the office to the privacy of our own home webcams. When it …

Capsicum Went to Rio by Way of a Telehealth App

If you’re like us, your free time these past few weeks has been spent watching the 2016 Olympics. We never fail to be incredibly impressed by the precision, speed, strength, agility and overall prowess on display by the world’s top athletes. But as we became acutely aware after working with one recent client, the Olympics aren’t just about great athletics. Great medicine, too, plays a significant role in the Olympics, an event that continues to drive medical innovation. Just as …

Summertime Security Tips

As the weather heats up, the kids switch from school to summer camp, and the adults look forward to some well-deserved beach/lake/pool time. Unfortunately hackers don’t take vacation and they may actually have more time on their hands to wreak havoc – so we have some quick summertime security tips to protect your workplace and family from cybercrime: When you’re out of the office on vacation, and using a webcam to monitor your home – make sure you register it, …

Making Smart Decisions in the Early Stages of E-Discovery

In cases where digitally stored information offers definitive evidence, such as corporate fraud or intellectual property theft, the role of e-discovery is crucial. E-discovery is essentially the digital version of paper discovery, and involves the retrieval and review of electronically stored information (ESI). It is a complex and, at times, mundane task, requiring careful planning, data acquisition, review and analysis, secure storage to prevent spoliation, reliable data hosting and the production of documents that can be used in court. Typically, …

Think You Can Get Away Without a Code Review? Think Again.

When discussing security options with our clients, we frequently hear them dismiss code review as an unnecessary extra. However, that perception couldn’t be further from the truth. Code review, a process in which software code is inspected for vulnerabilities before, during and after its implementation, is a necessary part of any cybersecurity strategy, especially if your company is about to implement a new program.   Although code writers are often brilliant scientists and artists, they may not be security specialists, …

Donald Cox Joins Capsicum Group, LLC as Vice President of Technology, Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics

Philadelphia, PA — (SBWIRE) — 03/16/2016 — Capsicum Group, LLC, a technology consulting firm specializing in digital forensics, cybersecurity, and e-discovery, is pleased to announce the recent hire of Vice President of Technology, Cybersecurity and Computer Forensics, Donald Cox. Mr. Cox is based out of Maryland. Mr. Cox comes to Capsicum with over fifteen years of law enforcement experience in the areas of criminal investigations, fraud and physical security, as well as various roles in the fields of technology and …

Cell Phone Encryption – What’s Your Call?

When you read a letter or post that starts… “A Message to Our Customers – This moment calls for public discussion, and we want our customers and people around the country to understand what is at stake” – as does the letter Apple’s CEO Tim Cook recently released urging consumer involvement in the discussion regarding privacy right – do you read on or move on? Capsicum Group urges you to read on, be informed, and render your opinion regarding this …

Charitable Activities

Every holiday season, the Capsicum team – at each of our offices – enjoys the opportunity to give back. From the Philadelphia Capsicum office, our team cooked and served a meal for the patients and families staying at The Gift of Life House, as part of their Home Cook Heroes Program. The House provides comfortable and affordable lodging in a safe, welcoming atmosphere for patients and families that are awaiting or receiving transplants in Philadelphia area hospitals. Not only does …

New Year, Same White Collar Fears

It’s that special time of year again! As we turn the page on the calendar from December 2015 to January 2016, New Years’ resolutions are made, encouraging us to act with good will towards humankind, to live life ethically. Sadly, however, just because this time of year warrants promises to be the best we can be, doesn’t mean that the world gets a reprieve from greed and deception. The calls that Capsicum Group has answered to investigate cases of white …