Jason Atchley : Information Governance : Digital Assets Can Be Information Assets


Jason Atchley

Digital Assets Can Be Information Assets

Digital assets are not only valuable, they can also be used to glean important information.

Marlisse Silver Sweeney, Law Technology News

September 3, 2014    | 0 Comments

Digital assets have become true assets in this day and age. They serve as monetary and information assets. In a recent post on Charles Griffin Intelligence, Philip Segal explains that such things as domain names, Twitter handles and the like should be included in asset searches. Not only are these digital assets valuable, but they’re also useful for tracking people down and investigating them, said Segal. He explained the two most useful ways to digitally track someone down is through domain names and email header information. Here are some more of his tips on just how to use information assets.
  • Domain name registration: Segal said there is a wealth of information stored on a domain name registration, as long as the person or company hasn’t used a proxy. Things such as home addresses, cellphone numbers and other Internet addresses can all be accessed through the registry database.
  • Email headers: According to the free online tool MXToolBox.com, an email message contains two parts: the header and the message body of the email. “A full and valid e-mail header provides a detailed log of the network path taken by the message between the mail sender and the mail receivers.” Using applications such as MXToolBox, such information as where someone sent an email from can be gleaned.

Read more: http://www.lawtechnologynews.com/id=1202668717256/Digital-Assets-Can-Be-Information-Assets#ixzz3CHnyvUpe


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