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Update

Sunday, June 3rd, 2012

I’m redesigning the website. I’m working as the eDiscovery lead for a Fortune 500 and haven’t been focused at all on the website. I have been active on Forensic Focus, and on twitter @Patrick4n6

To clarify a question that I’ve had from some of my old clients recently, I am still doing a limited amount of Computer Forensic consulting as a 1099 contractor, even though I have closed down Patrick Computer Forensics Inc. I can still be contacted through enquire@PatrickComputerForensics.com and or the other email address at this domain you have on file. I will be prioritizing law firms with whom I have an existing relationship, but will take on cases from new clients only if I’m sure I can provide outstanding service.

4th of July – discount

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Today, whilst contemplating the birthday of the USA, I recalled that today is also the 2nd anniversary of the first time I ever worked forensics in the US. For the 7 years before moving, I worked computer forensics for the Queensland Police Service in Australia, an agency with over 10,000 police officers and almost 3000 staff and responsible for an area bigger than Texas.

We had just moved over in June 07 to be closer to my wife’s family while her brother was serving in Iraq, and a friend I knew through IACIS needed someone available on short notice to do some work on the holiday. I had planned to go see the fireworks in Munford, but the opportunity to get back into the business was too good so I spent all day doing on-site acquisitions.

As a celebration both of our nation’s birthday and the 2nd anniversary of Patrick Computer Forensics (albeit unincorporated at that point) I’m offering a $100 discount on any forensic work retained in the next week. (Retainer and minimums apply, see the Rates page.)

Blog Purpose

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

I’m a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner in Memphis Tn, and I’ve been conducting forensic examinations since August 2000.  I also spent 3 years attached to an online fraud unit and saw all kinds of happenings.  I thought I’d use this space to discuss computer forensics, electronic discovery, and online fraud.

Online fraud posts will (hopefully) be on a specific topic, with examples, and helpful tips on how not to get scammed, but here are the best tips for starters:

  • No-one is going to give you money for free.
  • Never send money to a person you haven’t met in a country you’ve never visited.
  • If it looks too good to be true…..
  • Get antivirus and firewall software.  They won’t protect you against everything, but it’s the internet’s equivalent of wearing a seatbelt.