Computers, tablets, cell phones and even our vehicles store a wealth of information about our lives and activities, whether we intend them to or not. The field of digital forensics provides the ability to discover, recover, analyze, interpret, and preserve this information.

Conducting digital forensic examinations requires skills, tools, and expertise not possessed by typical private investigators.  As the top investigations company in LA, we assist our clients with cases involving digital evidence. We have highly-certified computer, cell phone, and vehicle forensics examiners.

Digital Forensics

• Recover deleted messages, pictures, documents
• Analyze web activity
• Scan an entire device for specific keywords
• Produce detailed timeline of device usage
• Gain access to locked device
• Establish what devices connected to a vehicle
• Reveal vehicle events
• Protection against online surveillance
• CyberStalking
• Violations of Acceptable Use Policies
• Online impersonation
• Spyware

• Search for “secret” email addresses
• Crack passwords
• Preserve digital evidence
• Identify weaknesses in other forensic reports
• Determine apps used on devices
• Extract passwords stored on a device
• Retrieve vehicle’s navigation history
• Protection against online threats and hacking
• Unauthorized account access
• Intellectual property theft
• Phishing attacks
• Malware

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California Association of Licensed investigators
CompTIA A+ certification
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How Kay and Associates does Cyber Investigations

Custodian Interviews – Cyber and Digital

Whenever an employee or contractor has been suspected of misappropriating funds or stealing money or company information, Kay and Associates is able to conduct custodial interviews completely focused on the digital aspects of the investigation. Often, a private investigation company is hired to find the “crook” and what they did.   The Investigators at Kay and Associates take it many steps further.  We have digital forensic specialists that know exactly which questions to ask that coincide with the high-level digital extractions and investigations that we are conducting.  Basic interview questions that are general and do not delve into the technical aspect are a waste of the client’s time and money

Custodian Interviews are very specific types of interviews. They are discussions or interviews that are conducted with the persons who have been identified as possible custodians of digital information, documents or data that is potentially relevant to a legal proceeding.  Kay and Associates Investigations actively may conduct custodian interviews throughout the forensic process when handling a case. These questions are focused around the legal and technical aspects of the issue being discovered. The consistency and completeness of the questions are what enable our team and efforts to not be denied in legal proceedings.


Forensics Data Collection – Onsite and Remote

Forensic Data Collection may be performed on-site or remotely, and is the first step in the forensic process.  Forensic data collection may include photos, video, recordings, digital footprints, passwords, deleted information and communication records. The forensic experts at Kay and Associates Investigations are ACE, EnCE, CCE, CCO, and CCPA certified.

Data Recovery

When data needs to be recovered from damaged hardware or devices, or restored after corruption or loss, Kay and Associates Investigations provides solutions. Our experts have the ability to recover deleted documents, photos, communication, videos, and any form of deleted data.

Computer User Profiling

Creating a profile of a computer user is a way to see a suspect’s personal data in a clear, visually complete picture. This sort of profile may also provide context in identifying the activities and unique patterns/excerpts to a specific user.

Different tools and skillsets are a part of Kay and Associates Investigations’ approach to computer user profiling, and our methodology has been honed throughout the years as our team of experts stay ahead of the latest technological developments.

Data Preservation & Storage

One of the main focal points during eDiscovery is data preservation. Data preservation is so important to maintain, as it helps document and save important information. Our team at Kay and Associates Investigations works with you to identify, preserve and securely store data that may need to be produced during litigation or pursuant to an investigation.

We can help you fix and avoid major cyber security issues including the following:

  • Hacking
  • Unauthorized account access
  • Data breaches
  • Cyber-stalking
  • Malware
  • Spyware
  • Online impersonation
  • Phishing attacks
  • Intellectual property theft
  • Violations of Acceptable Use Policie
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  • Calendar Events Report
  • Chrome Autofill Report
  • Chrome Bookmarks Report
  • Chrome Cookies Report
  • Chrome Current Session (open web browsing pages) Report
  • Chrome Downloads Report
  • Chrome Keyword Search terms Report
  • Chrome Last Session (last pages viewed) Report
  • Chrome Logins Report
  • Chrome Saved Credit Cards Report
  • Chrome Sync accounts Report
  • Chrome Top Sites Report
  • Chrome Web History Report
  • Chrome Web Visits Report
  • Classifieds URLS Report
  • Cloud Service URLS Report
  • Credit Cards Report
  • CSV documents (usually financial documents) Report
  • Email Attachments Report
  • Encrypted Files Report (note: does NOT allow you to view the data; simply notifies you of existence of encrypted files on hard drive)
  • Microsoft Excel Worksheets Report
  • Facebook Chat Report
  • Facebook URLs Report
  • Facebook Pages Report
  • Firefox Session Artifacts Report
  • Flash Cookies (indicates video was watched) Report
  • Videos Report
  • Web Chat URLs Report
  • Google Analytics Session Cookies Report
  • Google Maps Queries Report
  • Google Maps Report
  • Google Searches Report
  • iMessage Archived Messages
  • IP Addresses – Audio/Video Calls (FaceTime, Skype, etc.) Report
  • iMessage Messages Report
  • ISO files Report (can be movie DVD files, or software)
  • Live Photos Report
  • MBOX Emails Report
  • OneDrive Report
  • Parsed Search Queries Report
  • Passwords and Tokens Report
  • PDF Documents Report
  • Pictures Report
  • Pornography URLs Report
  • Potential Browser Activity Report
  • Potential Facebook Pictures Report
  • Safari Bookmarks Report
  • Safari History Report
  • Safari iCloud Devices Report
  • Safari Recently Closed Tabs Report
  • Safari Top Sites Report
  • Social Media URLs Report
  • QuickTime Player History (videos) Report
  • Word Documents Report
  • Yahoo Webmail Report

What kind of things can be recovered in your Data Recovery Services?
We can recover deleted data from almost anywhere. This includes, but it NOT limited to:

  • Snapchat (photos, videos, DMs)
  • WhatsApp 
  • WeChat
  • Dual Sim Phones
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Call Logs
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Voicemail
  • Location (GPS, Geo-location information)
  • Viber
  • Tinder
  • Grindr
  • Bumble
  • Match
  • Ashley Madison
  • SugarDaddy app
  • Sugarbaby app
  • TikTok
  • Burner Phones
  • Email accounts (gmail, yahoo, aol, etc)and many more…contact us to ask.