Cyber Investigations

What is Cyber Investigation?

Cyber crimes and attacks have significantly increased over the last 10 years. These issues include stealing sensitive private information about individuals and enterprises, disrupting business operations, a new era of digital financial fraud, and the manipulation of electronic records.

The consequences are manifold. First and foremost, cyber crimes impose additional costs on the victim and the economy at large. Furthermore, reputation damage and stress cause both psychological and physiological harm to the people affected.

Cyber investigations can solve these challenges. Blue Ocean Global Technology provides digital assistance that will support how you mitigate an existing challenge while also protecting you against future defamatory attacks. As part of this process, we identify and locate seemingly anonymous webmasters and perpetrators. While every cyber investigation case is sensitive and must be handled with care, it’s hard to communicate on the web without leaving an electronic fingerprint. The first step in our process after understanding the nuances of the case is to use every tool possible to locate and analyze critical evidence. This may include DNS/WHOIS lookups, metadata tracing, and Internet Protocol (IP) traps.

How It Works

Every piece of data on the internet is transmitted with an associated IP address attached to it. This address contains specific information about, but not limited to, its owner, web domain, computer name, and geolocation.

Because there is a limited time frame in which internet service providers store data from their subscribers, a cyber investigation team must act swiftly to first assess the situation and then explore all options. An embedded challenge is that there is no legal obligation for an internet service provider to comply with a formal request from a victim seeking identification or data preservation.

For this reason, a critical step in the cyber investigation process is retrieving the IP addresses of the parties in question. Internet service providers retain this information, and they can provide us with these IP addresses and other crucial data—often reluctantly after receiving a subpoena, warrant, or court order from our team.

Cyber Investigation Address?

Cyber Breaches


Cyber breaches are another serious and increasingly common issue. These incidents can range from attackers stealing customer financial information from websites to culprits that infiltrate networks and gain access to confidential corporate information. For severe cyber breaches, a thorough investigation process is required to understand what has caused the breach, identify the most effective way to fix the leak, and implement protective measures to ensure security in the future.

When a cyber breach does occur, we collect forensic data across networks and apply endpoint sensors to detect any malicious activities. We also use reverse engineering to highlight weak spots and determine the best course of action.

Cyber Bullying


Cyber bullying is a form of technology-related harassment that occurs digitally, often via a mobile phone or the internet. Cyber bullying, or online bullying, includes any kind of threatening behavior or harassment communicated electronically. Internet bullies publish or threaten to post defamatory content, internet trolls, vicious rumors, photographs, or videos of sensitive nature. The explicit goal of sharing such content is to cause harm to or shame the victim. This is often accomplished through online channels, including social media platforms, online chat rooms, and fake email accounts and iMessages.

Fraud & Financial Crimes


Fraud and financial crimes include account manipulation, bribery, corruption, and identity theft. To provide clear evidence of fraudulent activities and allow for financial recovery, again, a forensic approach to cyber investigation is mandatory.

Cyber Bullying


Information theft is a common problem that our cyber investigation team addresses. Examples include:

  • Targets of experienced cyber criminals and hackers
  • Misbehavior by contractors such as suppliers
  • Personal resentments
  • Ex-employees that got hired by a competitor

To identify who has stolen the information in question, we review private email accounts, cloud services, and portable storage devices. A forensic investigation approach is most important. Blue Ocean Global Technology ensures that all sources of evidence are properly identified and secured.

Providing Expert Evidence


We provide expert evidence for case assessments, prepare technical witness reports for legal submission, and educate the legal community through our continuing legal education (CLE) programs.

Cyber Investigation Experience: Cases & Solutions

Our global team of internet forensics, security experts, computer analysts, and cyber detectives offer services that include:

Please note that the list above provides examples of some of the types of cyber investigation services that we offer. Your situation may include several of the aforementioned service deliverables. Our cyber defamation expertise affords us an understanding of current laws and methods required to successfully manage a comprehensive cyber investigation.

Please reach out to us so that we can discuss your case in greater detail.

How Can We Help You?

202.276.7589
917.720.3036

info@blueoceanglobaltech.com

70 Pine Street, Suite 1324
New York, NY 10005

Brittney Bagiardi

Business Development & Marketing Manager at Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP February 4, 2020

The Legal Marketing Association's Tampa City Group was honored to have Sameer come to speak with us regarding Online Reputation Management. Sameer is an energetic presenter who took the time to answer each and every one of our questions. His expertise was evident in his polished presentation, and our members were engaged thoroughly. All communications leading up to the event were timely and friendly, and I have enjoyed my time working with Sameer on this speaking engagement.

Paul Smith, CFA

Marketing professional at National Center For College & Career Transitions (NC3T), The TASA Group and ASK For Tutoring

I have known Sameer for over 7 years now. He is a force of nature! I have rarely met anyone with such positive energy and enthusiasm. He is always fun and engaging to be around. We have worked together at numerous events over the years. He is a compelling and engaging public speaker. As a CFA Charterholder he gave freely of his time as a volunteer helping other Charterholders maximise their online presence, their use of technology and raise their ethical standards. We worked together in India as well as in the US and at all times Sameer showed himself to be a master in all cultural settings. He’s simply a great guy with great core values, an incredible work ethic and expertise in so many different areas that drive the modern world we live in.

Tamie Maffeo

Marketing Manager at New England Investment & Retirement Inc. & Business Succession Advisers, LLC

Working with Sameer and the team at Blue Ocean Global Technology has been such a positive experience! The ongoing communication combined with the efficiency of work of the team is very much appreicated. Sameer is quick to respond to any questions we may have. He and his team is quick to to resolve any questions that arise. They go above and beyond for us no matter what day or time we reach out. I have had many dissapointing engagements over the years with similar firms but must say that this is a refreshing experience. I am in a niche business with complicated regulations surronding our marketing platform. Having the peace of mind that the team at Blue Ocean is there to impliment and guide our firm gives me great satisfation. That being said, I give them my highest reccomendations and would gladly speak with anyone who has any questions regarding my experience.

Jay Chong

EVP, Head of e-Mobility Group at SK Group

I had a chance to work with Sameer for several months, and he has been one of the most transparent and responsible people I have ever worked with. He has been highly responsive, always responding within a day despite the time zone difference, and thoughtful, which was a big relief for me as some I worked with in the past were "Catch Me if You Can". He has delivered all his promises and more. He has been genuine and results oriented. It has been a pleasure working with him, and I highly recommend his service.

Vern Hayden

Client Advocate at Sovereign Financial Group, Inc

Sameer lives outside the cliche’s of life. Let me put it this way:

If you were looking for someone totally committed to helping in a mission, a cause, or company you would want Sameer.

If you were looking for someone who would drop everything to help you, who knows the best and worst about you, someone with empathy and understanding, in short someone you call a “true friend” , you would want Sameer.

If you want someone who has aligned themselves with the great causes of women you will want Sameer. If you want someone who gives a damn about kids that are abused,misplaced,without direction,kicked to the curb, and need help get Sameer.

If you want someone to give a mesmerizing presentation get Sameer. He will stay up all night doing relentless research on the subject and the audience and inspire your audience to action.

If you want someone with a consistent well defined philosophy of life combined with a remarkable code of ethics you want Sameer.

If you want a leader with emotional and academic intelligence combined with magnetic charisma check in with Sameer.

If you want a team player who has been in the trenches as well as the mountain tops Sameer has been there.

If you want someone to help stabilize your business and take it to greater fulfillment Sameer will be there for you.

If you need a George Gilder tech genius as a resource., Sameer knows the best and can bring innovative solutions to your challenges. ( the right wing radio host Rush Limbaugh said if he could choose another brain it would be Gilder’s.)
If you need someone to trust with integrity and accountability you need to meet Sameer. I could go on but I think you know how I feel about this guy now. I have known and been a friend for over two decades.

Najah A. Edmondson

Marketing professional at National Center For College & Career Transitions (NC3T), The TASA Group and ASK For Tutoring

Sameer Somal is a personality you cannot forget! I met Sameer one year exhibiting at the Delaware Valley Legal Expo in King of Prussia, PA. It was the end of the night and he came over to introduce himself to me and my colleague. We engaged in an amazing conversation about The TASA Group and about relationship management. He helped us take our belongings to the car at the end of the night. We all left with a new connection and a lifelong friend. So excited with meeting Sameer, we immediately figured out how we could work together - webinars, articles and in-person presentations to some of the organizations we are partnered with. It's been a few years since we met and Sameer continues to thrive in his field and in his expertise. The light he exudes is both infectious and comforting. I would recommend Sameer for any job!

Walt Wiesenhutter

Certified Small Business Mentor at SCORE Mentors Philadelphia. Taught at Harvard University Executive MBA & at Columbia Executive MBA & Northwestern Executive MBA

My name is Walter J. Wiesenhutter and I am loyal client of Sameer Somal’s and Blue Ocean Global Technology. I founded Jay Associates in 1984 and served as president of our consulting company for several decades. Regretfully, our offices were in the World Trade Center in 9/11 and we lost key team members as a result of those tragic events. We persevered for the next few years to replace the seemingly unreplaceable. I met Sameer, one of the co-founders of Blue Ocean Global Technology in 2005. I was immediately impressed with his genuine character and commitment to serving others. The emergence of the internet and digital technology changed our business so much and our meeting couldn’t have been more serendipitous. I was quite fortunate to learn of this company’s world-class resources. Over the years, they were instrumental in improving our stellar reputation and building a digital presence that reflected the trust we had with our clients offline. As business partners, clients, and friends complained about their Google presence, disappointing web development projects, and digital marketing companies over promising and under delivering, I referred them directly to Sameer and his team at Blue Ocean Global Technology. Their needs and requirements were always handled with care; the feedback is always exceptional because they deliver results based on exactly what the companies want to help them grow. When Blue Ocean Global Tech did not feel they could provide the best service or guidance on a particular situation, Sameer and his colleagues are honest with me or anyone from my network. They then took the time to find resources and partners within their trusted network that were a better fit. Today, at 75, I am delighted to share and document my successful experiences with this team of excellent professionals. If you are looking for a global team that is diligent, honest, and transparent, you have found the right company in Blue Ocean Global Technology. Not only do I give them my highest and best recommendation, I feel fortunate to call many of their global team members my friends!

Brittney Bagiardi

Business Development & Marketing Manager at Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP February 4, 2020

The Legal Marketing Association's Tampa City Group was honored to have Sameer come to speak with us regarding Online Reputation Management. Sameer is an energetic presenter who took the time to answer each and every one of our questions. His expertise was evident in his polished presentation, and our members were engaged thoroughly. All communications leading up to the event were timely and friendly, and I have enjoyed my time working with Sameer on this speaking engagement.

Paul Smith, CFA

Marketing professional at National Center For College & Career Transitions (NC3T), The TASA Group and ASK For Tutoring

I have known Sameer for over 7 years now. He is a force of nature! I have rarely met anyone with such positive energy and enthusiasm. He is always fun and engaging to be around. We have worked together at numerous events over the years. He is a compelling and engaging public speaker. As a CFA Charterholder he gave freely of his time as a volunteer helping other Charterholders maximise their online presence, their use of technology and raise their ethical standards. We worked together in India as well as in the US and at all times Sameer showed himself to be a master in all cultural settings. He’s simply a great guy with great core values, an incredible work ethic and expertise in so many different areas that drive the modern world we live in.

Tamie Maffeo

Marketing Manager at New England Investment & Retirement Inc. & Business Succession Advisers, LLC

Working with Sameer and the team at Blue Ocean Global Technology has been such a positive experience! The ongoing communication combined with the efficiency of work of the team is very much appreicated. Sameer is quick to respond to any questions we may have. He and his team is quick to to resolve any questions that arise. They go above and beyond for us no matter what day or time we reach out. I have had many dissapointing engagements over the years with similar firms but must say that this is a refreshing experience. I am in a niche business with complicated regulations surronding our marketing platform. Having the peace of mind that the team at Blue Ocean is there to impliment and guide our firm gives me great satisfation. That being said, I give them my highest reccomendations and would gladly speak with anyone who has any questions regarding my experience.

Jay Chong

EVP, Head of e-Mobility Group at SK Group

I had a chance to work with Sameer for several months, and he has been one of the most transparent and responsible people I have ever worked with. He has been highly responsive, always responding within a day despite the time zone difference, and thoughtful, which was a big relief for me as some I worked with in the past were "Catch Me if You Can". He has delivered all his promises and more. He has been genuine and results oriented. It has been a pleasure working with him, and I highly recommend his service.

Vern Hayden

Client Advocate at Sovereign Financial Group, Inc

Sameer lives outside the cliche’s of life. Let me put it this way:

If you were looking for someone totally committed to helping in a mission, a cause, or company you would want Sameer.

If you were looking for someone who would drop everything to help you, who knows the best and worst about you, someone with empathy and understanding, in short someone you call a “true friend” , you would want Sameer.

If you want someone who has aligned themselves with the great causes of women you will want Sameer. If you want someone who gives a damn about kids that are abused,misplaced,without direction,kicked to the curb, and need help get Sameer.

If you want someone to give a mesmerizing presentation get Sameer. He will stay up all night doing relentless research on the subject and the audience and inspire your audience to action.

If you want someone with a consistent well defined philosophy of life combined with a remarkable code of ethics you want Sameer.

If you want a leader with emotional and academic intelligence combined with magnetic charisma check in with Sameer.

If you want a team player who has been in the trenches as well as the mountain tops Sameer has been there.

If you want someone to help stabilize your business and take it to greater fulfillment Sameer will be there for you.

If you need a George Gilder tech genius as a resource., Sameer knows the best and can bring innovative solutions to your challenges. ( the right wing radio host Rush Limbaugh said if he could choose another brain it would be Gilder’s.)
If you need someone to trust with integrity and accountability you need to meet Sameer. I could go on but I think you know how I feel about this guy now. I have known and been a friend for over two decades.

Najah A. Edmondson

Marketing professional at National Center For College & Career Transitions (NC3T), The TASA Group and ASK For Tutoring

Sameer Somal is a personality you cannot forget! I met Sameer one year exhibiting at the Delaware Valley Legal Expo in King of Prussia, PA. It was the end of the night and he came over to introduce himself to me and my colleague. We engaged in an amazing conversation about The TASA Group and about relationship management. He helped us take our belongings to the car at the end of the night. We all left with a new connection and a lifelong friend. So excited with meeting Sameer, we immediately figured out how we could work together - webinars, articles and in-person presentations to some of the organizations we are partnered with. It's been a few years since we met and Sameer continues to thrive in his field and in his expertise. The light he exudes is both infectious and comforting. I would recommend Sameer for any job!

Walt Wiesenhutter

Certified Small Business Mentor at SCORE Mentors Philadelphia. Taught at Harvard University Executive MBA & at Columbia Executive MBA & Northwestern Executive MBA

My name is Walter J. Wiesenhutter and I am loyal client of Sameer Somal’s and Blue Ocean Global Technology. I founded Jay Associates in 1984 and served as president of our consulting company for several decades. Regretfully, our offices were in the World Trade Center in 9/11 and we lost key team members as a result of those tragic events. We persevered for the next few years to replace the seemingly unreplaceable. I met Sameer, one of the co-founders of Blue Ocean Global Technology in 2005. I was immediately impressed with his genuine character and commitment to serving others. The emergence of the internet and digital technology changed our business so much and our meeting couldn’t have been more serendipitous. I was quite fortunate to learn of this company’s world-class resources. Over the years, they were instrumental in improving our stellar reputation and building a digital presence that reflected the trust we had with our clients offline. As business partners, clients, and friends complained about their Google presence, disappointing web development projects, and digital marketing companies over promising and under delivering, I referred them directly to Sameer and his team at Blue Ocean Global Technology. Their needs and requirements were always handled with care; the feedback is always exceptional because they deliver results based on exactly what the companies want to help them grow. When Blue Ocean Global Tech did not feel they could provide the best service or guidance on a particular situation, Sameer and his colleagues are honest with me or anyone from my network. They then took the time to find resources and partners within their trusted network that were a better fit. Today, at 75, I am delighted to share and document my successful experiences with this team of excellent professionals. If you are looking for a global team that is diligent, honest, and transparent, you have found the right company in Blue Ocean Global Technology. Not only do I give them my highest and best recommendation, I feel fortunate to call many of their global team members my friends!