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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 …

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 …

Can Philly’s Security Measures Stand Up to the Pope’s Visit?

As you are probably aware, the last weekend of September 2015 will usher in one of the most historically significant events that the city of Philadelphia (Capsicum’s home base) has ever seen. On September 26 and 27, Pope Francis will hold the World Meeting of Families in the heart of Philly. Anywhere from one million to two million visitors are expected to descend upon the city in hopes of seeing the Pope speak at Independence Hall and hold a massive …

Capsicum Group Marks 6th Year as kCura Relativity Hosting Partner

Capsicum Group is celebrating our sixth year anniversary as a kCura Relativity Hosting Partner. We have continued to offer eDiscovery services as part of our diverse array of legal tech solutions, and the kCura Relativity system allows our clients access to a powerful application at the forefront of its field. Capsicum provides expert data discovery and synthesis through kCura’s Relativity system, which is a web-based eDiscovery platform, rich in advanced features for effective data discovery and compilation. The platform boasts …

Philadelphia Chapter of Women in e-Discovery Hosts Capsicum’s Leeza Garber

On May 13, the Philadelphia Chapter of Women in e-Discovery hosted Capsicum’s Leeza Garber, alongside Debbie Bromson of Jazz Pharmaceuticals and Agatha O’Malley of Booz Allen, to discuss the need for privacy and lack of data security at law firms, including the storing of data and the use of third party vendors, as well as cloud storage security. We also reviewed growing concerns and new threats related to these topics, as well as best practices. The well-attended event took place …

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber, Esq. Appears on Fox 29 to Discuss Periscope Piracy Issues

Capsicum’s Leeza Garber, Esq. recently appeared on Fox 29 in Philadelphia to talk about piracy issues that surfaced from Periscope and Meerkat app users live streaming the Mayweather-Pacquiao boxing match on May 2, 2015. Check out the clip here.

Capsicum Welcomes New Team Member

Please join us in welcoming a new consultant to our digital forensics team. Pam King is assisting Capsicum as an expert resource in the fields of digital forensics and investigations, electronic discovery, litigation support, cybersecurity and incident response. Pam King comes to Capsicum with over 20 years of industry experience in forensics investigations and litigation support. For the last 17 years, Pam’s focus has been assisting with active law enforcement investigations.  She was formerly a computer forensic examiner with the …

The Rise of Ransomware and the Future of Cybercrime

On January 2, the New York Times published an opinion piece entitled, “How My Mom Got Hacked,” a review of one woman’s experience helping her mom traverse the complex, and unfortunately growing, landscape of ransomware.[1] Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts a system’s data, thereby restricting access to that data until a certain amount of money – the ransom – is paid. At that point, the cybercriminal will (allegedly) provide the encryption key. Typically ransomware attacks are carried …

Covering Your Digital Tracks:
Often Attempted, Rarely Unnoticed

When the media reports on high profile law enforcement investigations and digital data becomes the focal point, it gets my attention because that’s what we do at Capsicum Group, computer forensics investigations. This past week was no exception, as news broke about New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez who was reportedly in a car with a man named Odin Lloyd hours before Lloyd was found murdered less than a mile from Hernandez’ house.  It has been reported that the …