LarryJones, doing business as LJONES CFA, LLC served as a Special Agent with the FBI in the Baton Rouge Resident Agency of the New Orleans Division from 1987 until his retirement in 2017. During the first 20 years of his career, he conducted a wide range of criminal investigations involving fraud, corruption by public officials, violent crimes, and narcotics distribution. As a lead investigator, he conducted investigations which led to the conviction of the Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, as well as a Louisiana State Senator for bribery. After transitioning to the investigation of cyber related crimes, he conducted and assisted in various cyber/internet crimes including child exploitation, theft of intellectual
LarryJones, doing business as LJONES CFA, LLC served as a Special Agent with the FBI in the Baton Rouge Resident Agency of the New Orleans Division from 1987 until his retirement in 2017. During the first 20 years of his career, he conducted a wide range of criminal investigations involving fraud, corruption by public officials, violent crimes, and narcotics distribution. As a lead investigator, he conducted investigations which led to the conviction of the Secretary for the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, as well as a Louisiana State Senator for bribery. After transitioning to the investigation of cyber related crimes, he conducted and assisted in various cyber/internet crimes including child exploitation, theft of intellectual property, and computer abuse/intrusions. In the last 10 years of his FBI career, Larry served as a full-time FBI Computer/Mobile Devices forensic examiner and conducted over 300 digital examinations. He was recognized as an expert witness in the field of computer forensics by the United States District Courts for the Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana. LJONES CFA, LLC is a licensed private investigative agency in Louisiana (LJONES CFA, LLC). Larry is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in Tennessee (primary) and Louisiana (reciprocal license).
LJONES CFA (Computer Forensic Analyst) specializes in computer, mobile phone, and network investigations. Some of the type of services provided by LJONES CFA include:
Theft of proprietary data by current or former employees. This investigation is commonly referred to as an Insider threat investigation. LJONES CFA, LLC recommends the digital devices of all former employees undergo limited forensic analysis to ensure no data was stolen by the former employee.
Theft of money or personal information though the use of phishing emails. In the corporate environment, the most common of these attacks are Business Email Compromise or Ransomware. These type of attacks pose an External Threat to the company or individual.
Employee Misconduct investigations include violations of the company Information Technology policies such as unauthorized external media (i.e. USB), unauthorized installation of software, or excessive/unauthorized Internet usage.
Assistance to Victims of on-line harassment, compromise of private information or accounts (i.e. email), or extortion schemes. While these situations are normally reported to law enforcement, LJONES CFA has investigated these schemes where the Victim’s attorney requested an investigation prior to contacting law enforcement.
Personal email compromise which focus on the use of email phishing and password guessing to gain unauthorized access to personal email account(s). This service may also include current or former close associations who have knowledge of the victim’s password.
Consultation with on-going or anticipated Civil Litigation. During these investigations, LJONES CFA works closely with attorneys involved in the civil litigation.
Consultation to support the defense of Criminal Charges or the anticipation of charges being filed against an individual or company. These investigations work closely with defense counsel.
General Data Recovery such as the recovery of accidentally deleted sentimental photos or confidential information from digital devices.
Secure Erasure of data from older, outdated digital devices which are being replaced by newer devices. LJONES CFA recommends all data from digital devices to be discarded by erased of data prior to disposal.
In addition to the above listed services, LJONES CFA also provides Training to company employees or civic groups to educate and enable individuals to minimize their exposure to computer related frauds. These training sessions provide techniques which can be used to better secure both company data and personally identifiable information (PII).
Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)
GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA)
GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN)
Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Tennessee and Louisiana
International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists
Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI
InfraGard of Louisiana
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE)
1999 Conway LeBleu Memorial Award (Federal Investigator of the Year), Middle District of Louisiana.
2001 Outstanding Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) case, Middle District of Louisiana.
2003 Outstanding OCDETF case, Middle District of Louisiana.
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