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Forensic technology solutions

Globally, modern businesses are relying on technology and creating and storing more data than ever before. With the value of this technology and data increasing every day it is more important than ever to have a digital forensics partner who is prepared to support you in a time of crisis.

During litigation and investigations involving electronic evidence, the requirement to collect, process and review vast types of data which are stored on different devices can be challenging. The evolving threat of cybercrime is also becoming more complex and advancing quickly, with highly trained cyber gangs using new techniques to disrupt businesses on a global scale. 

We offer a wide range of proactive and reactive digital forensic services through our experienced team of investigators and data engineers who use state of the art technology to help our clients.

We also use our knowledge and experience to draw insights on the latest threats though our Cybercrime alerts available here.


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Issues you may be facing

  • Litigation and whistleblower accusations.
  • Regulatory requests and investigations.
  • Cyber incident management, investigation and remediation.
  • Forensic analysis and interpretation of “Big Data”.
  • Supporting search and seizure operations and the execution of Anton Piller orders.
  • Data theft or leakage of sensitive information.
  • Online and Darkweb monitoring for threats.

How we can help you

Our Forensic Technology Solutions team is made up of highly skilled and experienced professionals. Our combined digital forensics, eDiscovery, cyber and data analytics expertise together with cutting edge technology are ready to be deployed quickly to investigate, remediate and strengthen during a digital crisis.


Digital Forensics and eDiscovery

Our digital forensics services have a strong focus on technology which incorporates data imaging, interrogation, recovery and analysis.

We have advanced state of the art eDiscovery review environments incorporating Artificial Intelligence to facilitate the electronic discovery and production process, including capabilities to process and review audio data seamlessly.

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Our resources are drawn from various competency areas with the aim of reaching the correct mix of expertise and experience, as well as promoting the transfer of skills. We have dedicated digital forensics experts within the South African practice located across the country. Offices in major centres have dedicated digital forensics laboratories that are ISO27001 certified.

Investigations Support

Our team has a range of experienced personnel who are actively involved in the identification and investigation of computer and cyber related irregularities. 

Using accepted best practices and international guidelines, we’ve worked on a number of local and international assignments to successfully meet our clients’ needs. Our methodologies and processes have been tried and tested in multiple Court proceedings. 

Our support services include:

  • Search and seizures.
  • Execution of Anton Piller orders.
  • Imaging and analysis.


Incident Response

Our incident response services provide a pool of highly skilled and experienced professionals, as well as a range of other PwC services designed to support you in a crisis, such as:

  • Breach Crisis Management
  • Breach Investigation
  • Forensic readiness assessments
  • Litigation arising from cyber incidents
  • Game of Threats, which is our internal head-to-head digital game that simulates the experience of executives when their company is targeted by a cyber attack.

In the event of an incident we will fully support your organisation in its response and recovery, in order to minimise and mitigate damage to your systems and data. Our procedures for doing so are grounded in industry best practice and years of practical experience. 

We aim for our teams to be relevant and understand your people, processes and technologies. This allows us to deploy with the minimum overhead in terms of both time and cost.


Threat Intelligence

PwC creates, uses and enriches its own threat intelligence to enable enhanced understanding and visibility of cyber threats.

This underpins and compliments our incident response services, as well as being a stand-alone product we provide to clients. It also leverages the first-hand experience we have responding to targeted cyber intrusions around the world. 

Our primary offering is directed research, allowing you to task our analysts with specific and directed queries to enable you to understand specific elements of your cyber security risk exposure. This includes the following:

  • Malware analysis.
  • Conflicts of interest.
  • Dark web analysis.
  • Forensic data intelligence that includes social & traditional media searches.
  • Cybercrime Alerts.


Forensic Data Analytics

Digital forensic investigations may involve the investigations of ‘Big Data’. Big Data describes the size, distributed nature and complexity of the data we analyse within our investigations. 

Data analytics is conducted on structured as well as unstructured data which includes financial systems, ERP systems, access control applications, employee and vendor databases, telephone management systems, as well as all other types of data. 

Our data analysts are able to design and use data modelling techniques to view, analyse and process data along the transactional, relational and temporal analytical views. 

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PwC - Forensic Services - Investigative Analytics

PwC uses data analytics to support forensic investigations.

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Junaid Amra

Junaid Amra

Partner, PwC South Africa

Tel: +27 (0) 82 953 9325