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Cornerstone Discovery: Leading the Anti Data-Theft Crusade

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Jason Silva, Managing Director, Cornerstone DiscoveryJason Silva, Managing Director
The recent work-from-home trend has presented a unique challenge for organizations when it comes to security of critical corporate information. As employees are able to access sensitive corporate data outside of the office network, the chances of carrying out malicious actions or accidentally exposing confidential information have become significantly higher. Unfortunately, detecting or preventing this data transmittal to a home Network Attached Storage (NAS) drive is difficult — often impossible — for IT teams. To this end, it is essential for organizations to conduct a holistic analysis of the end-devices and networks to uncover critical evidence of data theft and mitigate insider threats.

This is where Cornerstone Discovery steps in. This litigation support firm provides top-rated criminal and civil litigation support and consulting services in digital forensics, e-discovery, litigation, and trial support. “When it comes to cybersecurity, businesses focus on restricting outsider threats—overlooking the insider ones. Our team has 30 years of experience in investigating digital devices and evidence to expose unauthorized use of business information by employees,” says Jason Silva, Managing Director at Cornerstone Discovery. “As a result, we can help businesses tackle the internal data thefts.”

To do so, the experts at Cornerstone Discovery first thoroughly understand businesses’ internal networks to understand where data resides or what needs to be safeguarded. The company then moves to the investigation phase, where it analyzes users’ computers, servers, mobile devices, video calling software, collaboration tools (Teams, Slack, etc.), security appliance logs, and network traffic. After finding the root cause of data misuse, the experts at Cornerstone Discovery help clients safeguard data by placing appropriate permissions and proactive monitoring.
Organizations are then provided with all the necessary pieces of evidence that will help them in the courtroom. More importantly, Cornerstone is able to perform investigations remotely by collecting data from users’ endpoints. “The pandemic has reshaped the business world, and we have been able to adapt to the changes by implementing cutting-edge tools. As such, we have been able to help businesses overcome the unprecedented challenges that COVID-19 brought,” Silva adds.

Our team has 30 years of experience in investigating digital devices and evidence to expose unauthorized use of business information by employees.

For instance, one organization came across a significant challenge when a senior sales staff member deliberately stole confidential sales data like customer contact and bid proposals from his own company. “He was undercutting the bids and even manipulated other employees to join him,” Silva mentions. For this client, Cornerstone Discovery investigated the network and understood what data was taken. They were finally able to bring the matter to the court, which allowed the company to investigate the information of the individuals including their cell phones, laptops, cloud accounts, and their cloud emails. This helped the client gain comprehensive knowledge on the depth of the data exfiltration. Ultimately, they were able to shut down its competition and bar those individuals from retaining confidential data.

Such instances of client success always drive Cornerstone Discovery to explore new avenues of growth. In the coming years, the company will continue to expand throughout the U.S. to reach organizations across the nation. They have also onboarded a senior investigator who was responsible for training the FBI and their investigative techniques. “Our company is going to continue that trend of hiring seasoned investigators. We are looking at new tools in the field of digital forensics. Subsequently, we will be educating our staff on the latest discoveries in this field to help them work with innovative investigative techniques,” Silva concludes.
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Cornerstone Discovery

Company
Cornerstone Discovery

Headquarters
Philadelphia, PA

Management
Jason Silva, Managing Director

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This litigation support firm provides top-rated criminal and civil litigation support and consulting services in digital forensics, e-discovery, litigation, and trial support. The experts at Cornerstone Discovery first thoroughly understand businesses’ internal networks—where data resides or what needs to be safeguarded. The company then moves to the investigation phase, where it analyzes users’ computers, servers, mobile devices, video calling software, collaboration tools (Teams, Slack, etc.), security appliance logs, and network traffic. After finding the root cause of data misuse, the experts at Cornerstone Discovery help clients safeguard data by placing appropriate permissions and proactive monitoring. Also, organizations are provided with all the necessary pieces of evidence that will help them in the courtroom