Forensic Control is a privately held limited company founded by Jonathan Krause in 2008. Previous to this Jonathan had spent several years working as a computer forensic investigator for both law enforcement and for corporate digital forensic providers. Forensic Control carry out both covert and non-covert operations for a wide variety of clients including banks, law firms, energy companies and public sector bodies. Client affairs are treated with strict confidence and as such we don’t publish past client lists, but if you need further information about our capabilities we’ll be happy to discuss this with you. We are based in London and we’re well placed to deal with clients across the UK through our associates who include some of the most experienced and best regarded individuals in UK computer forensics investigations.
We’re completely client-focused and are able to react to client requirements at very short notice. No organisation can guarantee to find the data you are looking for but if it exists, Forensic Control will find it.
Our investigators all have at least seven years of computer forensic experience and follow the Association of Chief Police Officers’ Guidelines for Retrieving Electronic Evidence in identifying, collecting, preserving and analysing digitally stored data, ensuring that our clients are armed with the highest quality, admissible evidence. We’re proud to list our investigators below.
Work is charged at an hourly rate plus VAT. Our rates are comparable to solicitors fees and it would be unusual for investigations to last less than five hours. A basic forensic examination of a laptop or a PC (for example, recovery and presentation of particular emails or other files) served with a simple report would on average take 10-16 hours but each case is unique. If you require a more accurate estimate then please contact us.
Jonathan Krause MA MBCS EnCE ACE
Jonathan Krause has over twelve years’ experience in IT security and eight years’ experience in commercial and law enforcement digital forensics, having worked for the Metropolitan Police at the Hi-Tech Crime Unit at New Scotland Yard as a computer forensic analyst and latterly as a independent consultant who has conducted a very wide range of investigations on behalf of commercial organisations involving fraud, deception, IP theft, murder, drug trafficking and child protection cases. Jonathan set up Forensic Control in 2008 where clients have included large law firms, banks, oil companies and Government bodies among others. He is actively involved in the promotion of higher standards in the industry through various channels and through his everyday work. He is trained to advanced level in EnCase is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), an AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), is a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS) and is a technical advisor to AccessData
Recent cases Jonathan has worked on include: an international medicine counterfeiting investigation, to which he was called as an expert witness; the illegal distribution of DVDs of a very high profile recording artist; and assisting a City finance firm when they were under investigation by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) due to allegations against one of their traders.
Bill Lindley MBCS CITP MAE
Bill Lindley is a Chartered Information Technology Professional who has been involved in commercial computing since 1975 and the investigation of computer disputes since 1979. As well as a wealth of experience in the application of computers in commercial organisations, he has an NCC Certificate in Systems Analysis, is a Chartered Information Technology Practitioner (2004), a Member of the Academy of Experts, and a member of F3 (First Forensic Forum). He has acted as an expert witness in many cases, both civil and criminal, including:
* proving use of a computer at the time of an alleged offence to provide an alibi.
* verification or disproving of Crown produced evidence of computer misuse.
* verification or disproving of evidence in Credit Card (skimming) Fraud.
* verification or disproving alleged users activities in alleged fraud.
* testing of documentary evidence relating to emails, internet downloads, document/picture/movie generation, mobile telephone calls made/received, analysis of mobile call data records (including cell site surveys), mobile text messages sent/received
Jim Borwick MSc
Jim Borwick served in Her Majesty’s Forces (Army) for 24 years, 12 years of which were in the Royal Military Police as a Sergeant where he was responsible for directing investigations throughout Scotland. On retirement from HM Forces in 2004 Jim worked as a Computer and Mobile Phone Forensic Analyst with Law Enforcement Scotland, working on a wide variety of criminal investigations.
Jim holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Computing from the Royal Military College of Science, has completed EnCase and FTK training to an advanced level and has completed the Advanced Mobile Phone Forensic training course.
Jim is a vetted member of the Expert Witness register and regularly gives evidence in the High Court (Scotland) for criminal cases. He also produces expert witness reports for civil investigations throughout the UK, including investigations into IP theft, brand protection, offences contrary to copyright legislation and investigations relating to comprises of corporate networks amongst others.
Bob Carrigan MSyl MIEEE
Bob Carrigan has over 35 years’ operational and investigative experience who during his last four years of police service ran the Strathclyde Police, CID Special OperationsTechnical Support Unit developing and supplying a very high level of covert technical surveillance, as well as technical analysis in video, audio and digital fields. He has given evidence in criminal and civil proceedings on numerous occasions as an expert witness particularly in the field of video evidence.
He was previously a member of a national working party on Digital Evidence in the Criminal Justice System at the Home Office – Police Scientific Development Branch (PSDB). He is a qualified computer and mobile phone forensics analyst having successfully completed training with Guidance Software of Pasadena, California, USA in use of their EnCase software having completed courses at introductory, intermediate, advanced and expert levels. He was the UK technical and forensics manager with the Federation Against Copyright Theft and has a broad knowledge of brand protection and intellectual property theft, optical disc piracy and technology and piracy issues generally.
John Douglas MSc MBCS
John Douglas brings over 20 years of computer experience and programming skills to the cases he works on and his ability to reverse engineer malicious code has been central to cases involving hacking and computer misuse. John has been a computer forensic specialist since 2003, working on both civil and criminal investigations in cases including indecent photographs of children, rape, harassment, fraud, abuse of privilege, murder, deception, immigration fraud, people trafficking, drugs, theft and forgery amongst others. John has extensive experience as an expert witness including appointment as an independent expert in arbitration between experts where contamination of exhibits had occurred and has presented evidence to court on many occasions. John can speak fluent Japanese having worked for nine years in Japan for an investment bank undertaking bilingual trading room support.
John holds a Masters Degree in Forensic Science in the field of Forensic Computing from the Royal Military College of Science. In 2007 John was awarded a Metropolitan Police Commander’s Commendation for his work in bringing to justice a predatory paedophile. He has presented the findings of his technical research at the UK F3 Computer Forensic annual conference and has given lectures to the Metropolitan Police on specialist forensic data recovery techniques. John is an excellent communicator and public speaker, regularly giving talks to the legal and business communities on raising awareness of the nature of digital forensic evidence.
Nigel Pugh MA (Criminology)
Nigel Pugh served for 30 years with Humberside Police, the last nine of which he was a Detective Inspector where he directed investigations in the Fraud Unit and was head of the Hi-Tech Crime Unit. Nigel is a registered Expert Witness with over 10 years’ experience of both managing and conducting computer forensic investigations. Nigel’s recent casework examples include the rebuilding of web pages to prove defamation of character, recovery of legal document fragments over seven years old, intellectual property theft, false accounting, possession of illegal images, handling stolen property, breach of acceptable use policies, harassment by email and High Court Litigation.
Dr Nick Sharples BSc (Hons) DPhil
Nick Sharples graduated from Sussex University before obtaining a D.Phil. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. A founding member of the Network Lab (part of the Software-Systems research group) he worked in software-development before becoming involved in computer forensics.
Nick has investigated cases involving child-protection, murder, credit-card fraud, Ebay-fraud, producing false documents, people trafficking, missing-persons, stolen vehicles, account takeover, phishing, hacking and drug-trafficking. He has travelled internationally to assist in high-tech criminal investigations and to provide training to law-enforcement. He regularly appears as an expert witness in criminal trials including giving evidence at the High Court. An expert programmer, he also develops software for computer forensic investigations.
Dr Sam Type BSc (Hons) DPhil
After graduating, Sam Type went on to attain a D.Phil. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence before being awarded a research contract at Sussex University.
A computer forensic investigator since 2002, she has undertaken cases nationally and locally including those involving child-protection, murder, credit-card fraud, Ebay-fraud, producing false documents, people trafficking, missing-persons, sham-marriages, stolen vehicles, account takeover and drug-trafficking. She has travelled internationally to consult on high-tech crime investigations, including Operation Alpine, and she has appeared all over the country as an expert witness in criminal trials, including Operation Ore. She is on the National Police Improvement Agency (NPIA) database of Expert Advisors.
Dr Nigel Young MA (Cantab.) MMath PhD CEng MBCS CIPD MIMA FAE FCIArb
Nigel Young is a mathematician with a background in the development of technical and commercial computer systems. He has acted as an expert witness in civil and criminal cases since 1995. As a former Chairman of The Academy of Experts he contributed to Government discussions on the future of forensic and expert evidence.
In civil cases he has acted in inter-company and employment disputes, often with an IP element. He is a qualified arbitrator and so able to assist where parties wish to pursue private dispute resolution. He has acted in criminal cases of fraud, counterfeiting, murder, abduction, stalking and illegal images, often re-examining forensic evidence and prosecution arguments on behalf of the defence.
If you are interested in becoming an associate of Forensic Control and have similar (or greater) experience than above then we would be happy to hear from you email@example.com