Sometimes the best preventive measures are not enough. When that happens it falls to computer forensics to try and determine the ground truth, or the best possible theory, about the who, what, when, where and how of a compromise or incident. Digital forensics, as it is practiced by so many, is very tool-focused. We use forensics tools of course, and we’ve been known to write our own tools to help address unique forensics problems. But we go beyond what the vast majority are able to do because of our mastery of low-level operating system and on-disk formats that practitioners who only know tools cannot replicate.
I can count on Kyrus to always provide insights into the problems at hand and recommend sound approaches that work in the real world.
- Executive, U.S. IT manufacturer
Kyrus’ expertise in computer forensics is both broad and deep. Our staff have worked on massive and complex cases of national import as well as cases where only a single device was involved. Kyrus technical expertise is behind several of the advanced features in well-known computer forensics products.
Kyrus expertly decrypted a partially overwritten bitlocker volume that Microsoft and other data recovery vendors claimed to be beyond recoverable. We were impressed with their professionalism, expertise, and delivery and recommend them to anyone in search of the experts!
- Steve Stonebraker, Systems Engineering Manager, ARC Worldwide
Our Practice Lead: Keith Jones
Keith J. Jones has been called by numerous clients the “expert’s expert” that provides Computer Forensics, Electronic Evidence Discovery, Litigation Support, Expert Witness Services and Training to commercial and government clients. Mr. Jones is known for not only tackling and overcoming hard forensics problems, but also for his skill in making complex technical topics accessible to both judge and jury in layman’s terms.
Keith Jones is a creative problem solver and has real criminal trial testimony experience. In short, Keith is the expert’s expert.
- Mauro Wolfe, Duane Morris, New York, NY
Mr. Jones is an industry-recognized expert in computer security with two decades of experience in computer forensics and incident response. His expertise also includes information security consulting, application security, software analysis/design and image/video/audio analysis. Mr. Jones has been an expert witness on behalf of the federal government on several high-profile criminal cases, such as US v Duronio, US v Raisley, and US v Zhu.
When I needed help recovering valuable data from a laptop computer recently, the first name that came to mind was Keith Jones. I knew from working with Keith before that he was smart, reliable and trustworthy. Keith worked for weeks on the laptop and, thanks to his persistence and hard work, all the data that I was told was ‘lost forever’ was recovered. Keith and his team provided constant updates on his progress. Their professionalism was remarkable. I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Keith and his team.
- Michael F. Buchanan, Patterson Belknap Webb and Taylor, New York, NY