From Intellectual Property theft and industrial espionage to fraud investigations and employee theft or misconduct, nearly every case being presented today involves some degree of electronic evidence. It might be supporting evidence (such as computer records that show someone had access to certain information) or the linchpin to your entire case. No matter the amount or purpose of electronic evidence, it is only profitable to your case if it is gathered in accordance with all judicial rules and protocols, and presented in a clear, understandable, and defensible manner. Computer forensics specialists don’t just gather electronic evidence, they provide you with a clear analysis of their findings, highlighting the data that is pertinent to your case, and then help you effectively communicate that information in the courtroom.
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Digital forensics can uncover critical data evidence that you didn’t know existed or thought was destroyed. This data comes in many forms, including:
- Automatically stored data – Computers store a great deal of data automatically, typically saving copies of files to a different directory than the active file. Even if the active file is deleted, a backup copy may be recovered.
- Deleted files – Deleting a file does not destroy it, it simply tells the computer that the physical space once belonging to the deleted file is now available. The data can remain in the hard drive until it is overwritten or “wiped” by a utility software.
- System data – This is the electronic trail of activity generated behind the scenes: records of user log-ins, websites visited, passwords used, if and when a document was deleted, and where a document was downloaded, copied or printed and to what external device.
- Residual or “ghost” data – Certain information can be recovered from a system while not appearing accessible when performing a file or directory command, including deleted files, file fragments, file slack, and unallocated space.
- Metadata – Metadata holds information about files, applications, and other data, such as: who created the data; the last time it was printed; and creation, accessed, and modified dates and times.
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At Precise, our computer forensics specialists work with you to quickly and carefully identify, forensically collect, analyze, report and present relevant digital evidence for your case. Their meticulous, expert approach to data collection helps you avoid unnecessary spoliation risks and protects you from the costly pitfall of over-collection. We offer a full range of digital forensic services to meet all your needs (click on the links below to learn more about each service):
- Departing Employee Package
- Employee Misconduct Package
- Social Media Investigations
- Forensic Imaging
- Targeted Collections
- Remote Collections
- Data Culling
- Deleted Data Recovery
- Hard Drive Recovery
- Digital Device Analysis
- Expert Witness Testimony
For more information about how our computer forensics specialists can help you win your next case, call us today at 866-277-3247 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.