“Finding a needle in a haystack” seems to be apt to describe the role of a forensic investigator or compliance professional. Over time, fraud, bribery and corruption risks have turned sophisticated, perpetrators have become smarter, and data in the form of bits and bytes has become central to unearthing critical evidence, transforming the “haystack” into a “grassland”. With the expanse incredibly broad, some of the biggest dilemmas for investigators during the process tends to be ascertaining 1) the very existence of a (crucial) piece of information, 2) figuring what does exist, and 3) where to begin that search in the first place?
The versatility offered by technology can be a key enabler to get a proactive and prompt response to these questions and address many challenges.
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