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Larry Jones | Digital Investigations | Testifying Expert | Training  | Louisiana


LJONES CFA (Computer Forensic Analyst) is a Louisiana licensed private investigative firm specializing in computer investigations. Larry Jones, a former FBI Special Agent and Computer Forensic Analyst, is the owner of LJONES CFA.   LJONES CFA offers a variety of computer investigation services including expert testimony where required.


Digital Investigations - Computers &  Mobile Phones

LJONES CFA specializes in all types of computer, mobile phone,  and data storage investigations. Some of the private investigations previously performed include:

  • Theft of proprietary data by current or former employees.  This is commonly referred to as Insider Threats.    

  • Theft of money or personal information through the use of phishing emails and email compromise. These type of attacks pose an External Threat to the company. 

  • Employee Misconduct investigations which includes violations of the companies Information Technology policies such as unauthorized use of external media (i.e. USB), unauthorized installation of software, or unauthorized Internet use.

  • Consultation with attorneys including providing expert testimony concerning pending or anticipated Civil Litigation

  • Consultation with attorneys including providing expert testimony pertaining to pending or anticipated Criminal Charges

  • General Data Recovery such as the recovery of accidentally deleted sentimental photos or confidential information from computer drives and mobile phones.  

  • Secure Erasure of data from older data storage devices prior to discarding those devices.


Larry Jones' Certifications

GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner

Certification validates the knowledge skills and ability to conduct typical incident investigations including e-Discovery, forensic analysis and reporting, evidence acquisition, browser forensics, and tracing user and application activities on Windows systems.


GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst

Certification validates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct formal incident investigations to handle advanced incident handling scenarios including internal and external data breach intrusions, advanced persistent threats, anti-forensic techniques used by attackers, and complex digital forensics cases


GIAC Penetration Tester

The GPEN certification is for security personnel involved in accessing target networks and systems to find security vulnerabilities.  Certification objectives include penetration testing methodologies, the legal issues surrounding penetration testing, how to properly conduct a penetration test, and best practice techniques to conduct a penetration test.  


Research and Published Articles

This section includes research and published articles completed by Larry Jones and LJONES CFA, LLC.

Windows 10 Jump List and Link File Artifacts - Saved, Copied and Moved

September 25, 2020

This research paper was reviewed and published through DFIR Review.  Windows Link Files and Jump Lists record files opened and accessed by computer users and can be used to document a user's knowledge of a file's existence.  In addition to files opened from the local machine, these artifacts also identify files opened from removable drives (USB) or network shared drives. The published paper can be accessed through the link below.

Validation of X-Ways Evidence File Containers

April 2021

This research paper was submitted for review in April 2021.  X-Ways Forensics is a computer forensics software company.  X-Ways allows an analyst to collect a custom set of data to be used in a digital investigation in an image file format.  This research paper documented the validation and limitations to be considered by forensic analysts when using Evidence File Containers.


Contact Me

If you would like a confidential initial consultation or more information, you can contact me through the phone number or email listed below.  You can also view my professional profile on the FBI Retired website at


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