The use of technology is prevalent within the criminal fraternity; with organised crime groups relying on the supposed anonymity of the internet to communicate and coordinate their activities. Be it large scale fraud, drug trafficking or cyber-crime, the UK’s specialist agencies require a range of new technologies and processes to investigate these offences.
CCL has been a dominant player in IT consulting for 30 years and at the forefront of Digital Data Investigations (DDI) for a decade, housing the largest independent digital forensics capability within the UK. We work with specialist law enforcement agencies, providing the necessary skills and understanding to undertake the digital elements of major crime investigations.
These large complex crimes that often straddle national and international boundaries utilise a vast range of digital technologies, from devices such as phones and their associated apps, through social media, cloud services and the maturing Internet of Things (IoT) with its ever expanding range of connected devices and services.
We operate in tandem with these agencies, as a transparent DDI and digital forensics capability, using CCL’s state of the art 10,000sqft lab. At all times we work within the agencies’ individual operational procedures and maintain the integrity of all evidence found, to ensure that it is admissible in legal proceedings.
The digital landscape and use changes on an almost daily basis. This necessitates ongoing research and development, alongside continued skills development on the part of digital forensics providers. CCL prides itself in its reinvestment in R&D capabilities and skill set provision, which has led to its enviable reputation in this sector, as a partner of choice for many of the UK’s highest profile specialist agencies.