Hurricane Florence, Harvey, and Irma Data Recovery

What to do if you encounter computer storage equipment that has been damaged by water and severe flooding. For those of you that may encounter damaged devices due to Hurricane Florence, Harvey, or Hurricane Irma, here are some quick DO‘s and DON’Ts for the best chances of data recovery on water damaged devices: DO leave the …

Common Mistakes

Common Mistakes In Selecting A Digital Forensics Partner

Digital forensics is an increasingly common part of IP theft, family law and criminal and civil cases. If you’re looking for a digital forensics partner to help with your case, don’t make these common mistakes: MISTAKE #1: Hiring the IT Guy Some attorneys are tempted to hire a sharp, knowledgeable IT expert to help them …

Deleting Data

Mass File Deletion Isn’t Always Malfeasance

A recent civil case we supported reminded me of the difference between a cursory technical analysis and a full forensic analysis of a digital device. The issue in question was whether evidence of mass file deletion was evidence of malfeasance. Opposing counsel’s “expert” said it was, we disagreed. Our Initial Analysis In this case, we …

The Major Differences Between Digital Forensics and eDiscovery

Almost every litigation now involves some sort of digital evidence, whether it’s a criminal case, IP theft or even family law. Depending on the unique details of the case, there are two different ways that digital evidence can be obtained, analyzed and used – eDiscovery and digital forensics. Electronic discovery will be used in almost …

Crime Scene

Most Popular On-Scene Digital Forensics Tips

Digital devices present unique challenges to officers who may need to secure evidence from those devices. Decisions made by officers during the first few moments on scene can have far-reaching effects on the department’s ability to secure that evidence and eventually made a case. Don’t miss our most popular on-scene tips to help officers protect …