A person’s computer may tell more about them than any other source. Today, 90% of all business and personal data is found on computers, yet less than 30% is ever printed . People save information in computers that they would never commit to paper, and the machines retain data despite efforts to eliminate it. A computer forensics expert can often retrieve and recover information which has been deliberately hidden, encrypted, deleted or erased.
A computer forensic investigation will preserve, identity, extract, document and interpret computer data and is performed in a legally sound manner, so that the evidence will not be compromised and will be admissible in court.
Information Security Consultants follow a strict carefully developed set of procedures that address security, authenticity and chain-of-custody of the original media. The simple act of powering up a computer can result in many files being changed and may endanger admissibility.
Digital evidence is too important to ignore . Many legal matters, whether criminal or civil involve electronic evidence discovery. Not only are final documents found, but frequently past revision levels, together with dates will illustrate the progression of an event.
E-discovery can detect the actions of the user as they move, catalog, delete, hide, or encrypt information. This data can often be recovered. Sometimes the actions of the user can be used to show intent.
When in doubt confer with a forensic document examiner before proceeding.
In addition to criminal and civil matters which involve corporations. Computer forensics can be used to:
Substantiated employee conduct to support personnel actions
Monitor for compliance with company procedures and policies
Respond to and analyze all types of network intrusions
Provide auditing controls for compliance with Federal Regulations or ISO Security Standards
Digital evidence is too important to ignore. It can be the key to winning your case.
Many legal matters, whether criminal or civil involve digital evidence. Not only are vital documents found—frequently past revisions, together with dates, can be used to show the progression of an event.
Users often move, catalog, delete, hide or encrypt information. Sometimes the these actions can establish intent; and this information can usually be fully recovered.
Please feel free to Contact Us to explore the possibilities of using digital evidence in your case.