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Charles River Associates (CRA) Establishes New Digital Forensics Laboratory

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2016-- Charles River Associates (NASDAQ: CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic, financial, and management consulting services, today announced the deployment of an enhanced digital forensics laboratory, designed in accordance with ISO standards for quality, security and scientific laboratories, and consistent with the standards used by the Department of Defense’s Cyber Crime Computer Forensics Laboratory. Located in the firm’s Chicago office, the lab is a secure and technically advanced environment for analyzing complex forensic data and digital evidence.

“Proper preservation and examination of digital evidence is critical, and our clients count on us for reliable, credible, and accurate analysis during an investigation,” said CRA Vice President Cuyler Robinson. “We carefully designed the lab’s systems and software to allow us to improve searching and analysis speeds by up to 500%. Our consultants are able to reach conclusions more efficiently and more quickly deliver insights to our clients.”

The lab strengthens CRA’s capabilities assisting clients with the investigation of complex network data and cyber security issues. The lab includes secure areas to investigate malicious code and perform dark web reconnaissance and research assignments. “One area of the lab is a dedicated test environment for payment card and point-of-sale systems since many of our cyber investigations deal with compromised payment card data,” described CRA Vice President Bill Hardin.

“This investment strengthens CRA’s ability to deliver greater efficiency, scalability, and precision than ever before,” said CRA Vice President Kristofer Swanson. “When helping clients and counsel respond to allegations of fraud and misconduct, it is so often critical to leverage evidence from devices such as computers, storage media, smartphones, point-of-sale systems, medical devices, manufacturing equipment, and security cameras.”

For more information on CRA’s capabilities in the areas of Data Breach and Cyber Investigations, click here.

About Charles River Associates (CRA)
Charles River Associates® is a global consulting firm specializing in litigation, regulatory, financial, and management consulting. CRA advises clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems. Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world and celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. Detailed information about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of CRA International, Inc., is available at Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.


Statements in this press release concerning the improvement, credibility and accuracy of analysis and conclusions, as well as any efficiencies, scalability and precision achieved as a result of the new digital forensics laboratory, are “forward-looking” statements as defined in Section 21 of the Exchange Act. These statements are based upon our current expectations and various underlying assumptions. Although we believe there is a reasonable basis for these statements and assumptions, and these statements are expressed in good faith, these statements are subject to a number of additional factors and uncertainties. These factors and other potential factors that could affect our future business, operating results and financial condition are included in our periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including risks under the heading “Risk Factors.” We undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this press release, and we do not intend to do so.

Source: Charles River Associates

Charles River Associates
Media Relations, 617-425-3620
Sharon Merrill Associates, Inc.
Jamie Bernard, 617-542-5300
Senior Associate

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