Cybercrime has become a significant threat – if your company is hosting valuable data and operating online, there is a risk. As a result of an internal or external cybercrime, your business may suffer permanent reputational and/or financial damage.

KPMG’s Cybercrime service professionals strive to provide a positive outcome for our clients, regardless of how big or small the cybercrime. As part of the KPMG engagement process, our team actively solicits feedback throughout an investigation. This is reviewed at all levels, to manage expectations, improve satisfaction and build long-standing relationships.

Our aim is to make it as easy as possible for our clients to call on us in the event of a cybercrime. Our standard operating model is to provide a single point of contact for any queries, issues or assistance required.

KPMG’s cybercrime experts are responsible for the creation of national digital evidence guidelines and policies to support investigations. The team consists of experienced investigators and witnesses who can provide evidence in courts of law to prosecute perpetrators of cybercrime using advanced and emerging technologies.

Cybercrime investigations

Our cybercrime investigations focus on three key stages, prevention, detection and response. It does not matter if the computer is the tool or the target of a cybercrime. KPMG can assist businesses in proactively stopping a range of cybercrimes and reacting quickly and positively when hit by them.

Businesses are dealing with an unparalleled and progressively complex environment when investigating cybercrime. Data is growing at an exponential rate. When combined with technological advances, cyber criminals are presented with a multitude of opportunities. Today, more and more businesses rely on the Internet and computers to store sensitive data, such as personal identifiable data and banking and credit card data. As a result, criminals increasingly attempt to steal such data, which magnifies the potential threat cybercrime poses.

Digital forensic investigations

Digital Forensics involves finding the critical information by collecting and analyzing data from laptops, desktops, mobile devices, servers, cloud systems and back-up media. This is done while maintaining and preserving the data’s authenticity and the chain of custody. We can also conduct advanced digital forensics analysis on volatile memory, network devices and mobile devices.

Data collections

The Cybercrime team uses advanced technological solutions to retrieve, search and analyze large and complex data sets. This enables our clients to gather intelligence and evidence that can be used to investigate cybercrime, and address litigation issues and regulatory matters. This leaves businesses better positioned to protect their assets and reputation.