Flashback Data receives ASCLD/LAB International Accreditation

Flashback Data is proud to annouce that we have received our ASCLD/LAB International accreditation.  This makes us the first private/non-government organization in the world to be accredited for digital forensics.  This puts our digital forensic lab at the same standard as the FBI’s digital investigation labs.  We have been working hard on this and are extremely excited by the opportunity to broaden …

Sifting for Gold in a River of Gold-plate

Most investigations begin with a suspicion.  Someone suspects that something has occurred on a computer and wants to determine what it is or what significance it has.  Sooner or later, the computer ends up in our laboratory for examination.  Whether it’s “sooner” or “later” may have a dramatic impact on the complexity and corresponding cost …

Flashback Data Wins 2009 Small Business Innovation Award

Last night in front of hundreds of businessmen and women of Austin, Flashback Data took the first award of the night in the Small Business Innovation category at the 2009 Greater Austin Business Awards.  We are very excited to be recognized for our hard work in innovating our industry’s technology and processes.  This is a …

I do not think that word means what you think it means

“I do not think that word means what you think it means” –          Inigo Montoya, The Princess Bride As with any other scientific specialty, computer investigations have their own lexicon of ideas and terms.  Many of them are foreign enough that a layman will require an explanation just to understand them, but several are words with …

Post-Mortem

They say you always remember your first one. The deceased was brought into the lab and laid out on a cold, hard table.  Instruments were laid out on the table beside them, some eerily familiar and others strange and arcane.  In a few moments, we were inside, looking at the innards that held the secrets …

The World’s Most Sophisticated Software

There is a tendency in the electronic evidence field to lose sight of the fact that, although the battleground is different, the way the war is fought is the same.  Electronic discovery motions are still discovery motions, destruction of electronic evidence is still spoliation and computer forensicinvestigations are still investigations. Because of the jargon in the …