Flashback Data: Digital Forensics in Our Accredited Crime Laboratory

Flashback Data has unparalleled expertise in digital forensic services and incident investigation for law firms, corporations, and law enforcement.

We provide sensitive incident investigation and forensic data recovery services to clients worldwide. We partner with corporations, law firms, law enforcement, and foreign governments to deliver cutting-edge forensic services, including computer forensics, mobile forensics, JTAG, and chip-off forensics. Our personnel have backgrounds in law, criminal investigation, intelligence, fraud examination, and information systems and security. Each digital forensics analyst we employ is well-trained and highly credentialed.

We Closely Follow the Principles of Digital Forensics

The basis of digital forensics is being able to repeat processes and obtain quality evidence. If the results are inaccurate, it is difficult to trust the laboratory and company. Digital forensic test results need to be repeatable and reproducible to pass as electronic evidence, according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Digital forensics is an applied science field in which upholding standards is key. Flashback Data takes these standards seriously.

Cell Phone Unlocking & Password Cracking Services

Flashback Data can unlock or crack nearly all Android phones and most Apple devices. If you are a lawyer, law enforcement officer, or authorized company representative seeking access to a cellular phone or mobile device in connection with a legal case or investigation, contact Flashback Data today.

Computer Forensics

We collect activity on computers and equipment and take it to our Class 10 laboratory to examine the evidence. Our analysts then retrieve and analyze data. The original data must be stored on another media form to prevent cross-contamination. After examining the device, we choose the correct extraction method to view the computer’s contents and find evidence to help with the investigation.

Mobile Forensics

Flashback Data can recover data and perform digital forensics on any device that stores data.

iPhones

New iPhones are released each year, and millions of people use them. This means our experts continue to update our iOS forensics research, as well. We can use our mobile forensics services to go through malware and spyware and recover data from broken iPhones.

Androids

Android manufacturers have created many different devices, and the internal makeup varies, making it difficult for analysts to recover data in Android forensics. Androids have eMMC, eMCP, or UFS chips and removable SD cards for extra phone storage, making retrieving data difficult. Android devices can present a challenge, but Flashback Data will work carefully and effectively to recover data.

iPads and Kindles

Tablets have become very convenient in businesses and at home. iPads and Kindles also have different internal makeups depending on the device, so analysts must evolve their research and techniques to retrieve data from tablets.

JTAG and Chip-Off Forensics

Where most digital forensics labs stop, we take it to the next level. Flashback Data can get data from devices that most labs just set aside. We use several advanced techniques in our data recovery lab to assist our forensic investigators with their investigations when our standard forensic tools either do not support a device or cannot get past a passcode-locked device. To do this, we have developed techniques to work with the Joint Test Action Group (JTAG) pins on a particular device.

Without access to the memory through JTAG, a Flashback Data digital forensic investigator employs chip-off recovery techniques. Chip-off recovery is a more invasive but successful method of recovering digital evidence through the device’s flash memory. These methods often prove particularly helpful to law enforcement in criminal justice cases.

Cell Phone Unlocking & Password Cracking Services

Flashback Data can unlock or crack nearly all Android phones and most Apple devices. If you are a lawyer, law enforcement officer, or authorized company representative seeking access to a cellular phone or mobile device in connection with a legal case or investigation, contact Flashback Data today.

Computer Forensics

We collect activity on computers and equipment and take it to our Class 10 laboratory to examine the evidence. Our analysts then retrieve and analyze data. The original data must be stored in another media form to prevent cross-contamination. After examining the device, we choose the correct extraction method to view the computer’s contents and find evidence to help with the investigation.

Mobile Forensics

Flashback Data can recover data and perform digital forensics on any device that stores data.

iPhones

New iPhones are released each year, and millions of people use them. This means our experts continue to update our iOS forensics research, as well. We can use our mobile forensics services to go through malware and spyware and recover data from broken iPhones.

Androids

Android manufacturers have created many different devices, and the internal makeup varies, making it difficult for analysts to recover data in Android forensics. Androids have eMMC, eMCP, or UFS chips and removable SD cards for extra phone storage, making retrieving data difficult. Android devices can present a challenge, but Flashback Data will work carefully and effectively to recover data.

iPads and Kindles

Tablets have become very convenient in businesses and at home. iPads and Kindles also have different internal makeups depending on the device, so analysts must evolve their research and techniques to retrieve data from tablets.

JTAG and Chip-Off Forensics

Where most digital forensics labs stop, we take it to the next level. Flashback Data can get data from devices that most labs just set aside. We use several advanced techniques in our data recovery lab to assist our forensic investigators with their investigations when our standard forensic tools either do not support a device or cannot get past a passcode-locked device. We have developed techniques to work with the Joint Test Action Group (JTAG) pins on a particular device to do this.

Without access to the memory through JTAG, a Flashback Data digital forensic investigator employs chip-off recovery techniques. Chip-off recovery is a more invasive but successful method of recovering digital evidence through the device’s flash memory. These methods often prove particularly helpful to law enforcement in criminal justice cases.

We perform a wide range of forensic services and forensic data recovery on all types of media.

Evidence Collection & Preservation

A defensible case starts with reliable evidence. This is why preservation is one of the most important aspects of digital forensics. If an electronic device is tampered with after a significant event, it is like walking through a crime scene and leaving your fingerprints everywhere. Our preservation and collection techniques are completely write-protected and verifiable with complex hash algorithms. Each collection is also tracked with strict chain-of-custody protocols to ensure all evidence accountability. This allows for a level of safety while we work to retrieve data from and complete the digital investigation.

Forensic Testing & Validation

With our advanced knowledge of file systems and data structures, we can test your data security or sanitation policies and provide you with written affidavits or certificates as needed. We provide 3rd party validation for OEMs looking to test their drive sanitation policies within their service centers. We also validate hardware sanitation devices for many hardware manufacturers. Validation is important for laboratories to be trusted to produce accurate results every time. We can check your data security or sanitation policies at Flashback Data to ensure they are reliable and precise.

Detailed Reporting

We know you need your forensics reports to be thorough, detailed, and clear. We have decades of experience providing detailed reporting for all digital forensics services we offer. Digital evidence reports can make or break a case; we don’t take that lightly. You can trust that our team will organize all data and deliver a detailed report. Our reports are both useful and logical.

Data Reconstruction

We perform forensic data reconstruction for all types of media. Often necessary data is stored in multiple locations and numerous different formats. Whether the data you need is scattered or incomplete, our experts can perform data reconstruction. This allows you to have all the data you need in one location. Once we have identified data sources, we will extract and combine data, standardize the data into one format, validate the data, and perform any required analytics. At this point, we can provide further guidance or expert witness testimony.

Forensic Media Examination and Analysis

We extract and examine data and digital evidence from any media type during our thorough examination process. Our Class 10 clean room enables us to do this without contaminating evidence. We carefully analyze data and provide a detailed report of findings supporting your case. Our methods and software are validated to safeguard the data evidence found on computers and mobile devices. We provide our clients with official laboratory reports which outline our findings in a user-friendly format.

Expert Testimony

Flashback Data offers a wide array of expert services pre- and post-case. Our digital forensic expert witness and testimony services include consulting, assistance in drafting motions, depositions, expert witness testimony, and affidavits. Our experts have backgrounds in technology, intelligence, and law enforcement. We have testified in State and Federal courts countless times and have the experience you need on your side.

The highly credentialed and experienced Flashback Data team performs cutting-edge digital forensics in our accredited crime lab.

Our laboratory is ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliant and accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under the same program as the FBI and state law enforcement. We’re the only non-government-owned computer forensics lab worldwide that can say that. Flashback Data is also a Texas-licensed private investigation firm (License #: A13474).

Our personnel have backgrounds in law, criminal investigation, intelligence, fraud examination, and information systems and security.

Our digital forensic professionals frequently provide continuing education to the legal community, and we offer basic-to-advanced training on the techniques we use to provide digital forensics and data recovery support.

Our certifications include:

● Certified Computer Examiner (CCE)
● Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE thru ACFE)
● Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist (SCERS thru FLETC
● Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE thru IACIS)
● EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE thru Guidance Software)
● Certified Novell Administrator (CNA thru Novell)
● Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP thru Microsoft)

Flashback Data serves government agencies, law enforcement agencies, corporations, law firms, and the public sector.

We have worked on every type of case, from auto accidents to call detail records. We are highly trained and experienced in dealing with sensitive information. Flashback Data even offers special rates for all government agencies (local, state, and federal), schools, and hospitals for our Tier 1 Professional Services expertise in data recovery and computer forensics. We regularly perform risk assessments, media conversion, network forensics, network security, sensitive incident response, and data reconstruction for corporations. Since 2004, we have successfully served those organizations requiring strict controls and qualifications to handle mission-critical and sensitive data.

Have a question about mobile forensics, forensic data recovery, expert testimony, or any of our other digital forensics services?

Check out the answers to our frequently asked questions, or contact us today to learn more.

What is digital forensics?

Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and forensic investigation of material found in digital devices, often about computer crime. Digital forensics was originally used as a synonym for computer forensics, a branch of computer science, but has expanded to cover the investigation of all devices capable of storing digital data and digital media.

What type of devices can you investigate?

We can perform a digital forensics investigation on anything that can store data. Computers, flashcards, mobile phones, and any other digital device. You name it! We have even validated automobile GPS units in the field.

How can you help my case?

Flashback Data can perform a digital forensic investigation on many types of cases. Civil and Criminal. We have worked with Attorneys on corporate IP Theft cases, family law matters, hacking incidents, and more. We also assist Law Enforcement with criminal
cases.

If the device is not accessible, can you still do something with it?

This is exactly what makes Flashback Data unique. We have a full-fledged Data Recovery lab on-site to assist with any issues with inaccessible devices. This is especially helpful in cases where someone intentionally damaged a device.

Are you accredited?

YES! We feel this is another aspect that sets us apart from anyone else. We have spent years building our lab to become the 1st private lab in the world with the same accreditation as FBI digital forensics labs. We are compliant and accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliant. We are a licensed private investigations firm in the state of Texas, and our investigators have a multitude of certifications.

Do you have a secure lab?

Yes, we do! Our lab is biometrically secure in four zones. We have a steel evidence cage with motion sensors throughout. Our system includes 24/7 video monitoring, as well as 24/7 on-site security surveillance.

Have a question about mobile forensics, forensic data recovery, expert testimony, or any of our other digital forensics services?

Check out the answers to our frequently asked questions, or contact us today to learn more.

What is digital forensics?

Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and forensic investigation of material found in digital devices, often about computer crime. Digital forensics was originally used as a synonym for computer forensics, a branch of computer science, but has expanded to cover the investigation of all devices capable of storing digital data and digital media.

What type of devices can you investigate?

We can perform a digital forensics investigation on anything that can store data. Computers, flashcards, mobile phones, and any other digital device. You name it! We have even validated automobile GPS units in the field.

How can you help my case?

Flashback Data can perform a digital forensic investigation on many types of cases. Civil and Criminal. We have worked with Attorneys on corporate IP Theft cases, family law matters, hacking incidents, and more. We also assist Law Enforcement with criminal
cases.

If the device is not accessible, can you still do something with it?

This is exactly what makes Flashback Data unique. We have a full-fledged Data Recovery lab on-site to assist with any issues with inaccessible devices. This is especially helpful in cases where someone intentionally damaged a device.

Are you accredited?

YES! We feel this is another aspect that sets us apart from anyone else. We have spent years building our lab to become the 1st private lab in the world with the same accreditation as FBI digital forensics labs. We are compliant and accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board and ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliant. We are a licensed private investigations firm in the state of Texas, and our investigators have a multitude of certifications.

Do you have a secure lab?

Yes, we do! Our lab is biometrically secure in four zones. We have a steel evidence cage with motion sensors throughout. Our system includes 24/7 video monitoring, as well as 24/7 on-site security surveillance.

Learn More About Our Accredited Crime Laboratory

While accreditation of crime laboratories is required in Texas, certification of individual Forensic Scientists is not currently required. However, voluntary certification is available to the forensic scientist and is recognized as an additional quality assurance and credentialing measure.

During the 84th Legislative Session in 2015, the Texas Legislature passed SB-1287, which requires all forensic analysts to be licensed beginning January 1, 2019.

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Flashback Data’s Digital Forensics Accreditations

Since 2004, Flashback Data has provided sensitive incident investigation and forensic data recovery services to clients worldwide, including corporations, law firms, and foreign governments.

Our laboratory is ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliant and accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB).

ANAB Symbol Black 17025 Forensic Testing Lab

Certificate: FT-0257
Field of Accreditation: Forensic Testing
Discipline: Digital Evidence
  • Evidence Preservation

    Even if no forensic analysis is necessary at the time of submission, we can forensically acquire digital devices to preserve the data for later use.

  • Expert Services

    Our experts assist clients with development of forensic protocols and orders, as well as regularly provide expert witness testimony in court.

  • Mobile Device Seizure and Investigation

    Our experts are trained in advanced extraction methods such as JTAG, ISP, Chip off, and EDL Mode extractions. Common services include production of all data for review, searches for keywords, and recovery of deleted items.

  • Data Reconstruction

    We have a full service data recovery lab in house. We have advanced data recovery capabilities that no other digital forensics lab can match.

  • Forensic Media Examination and Analysis

    All of our methods and software are validated to safeguard the data evidence found on computers and mobile devices. We provide our clients with official laboratory reports which outline our findings in a user-friendly format.

Certifications

Our personnel have backgrounds in law, criminal investigation, intelligence, fraud examination, and information systems and security. Our forensic examiners are well-trained and highly credentialed.

Additional certificates:

Certified Computer Examiner (CCE), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE thru ACFE), Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist (SCERS thru FLETC)

  • GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner

    The GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) certification validates a practitioner’s knowledge of computer forensic analysis, with an emphasis on core skills required to collect and analyze data from Windows computer systems.

  • Certified Fraud Examiner

    The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization. By delivering best-in-class training, offering the CFE credential, and fostering a dynamic, global community of anti-fraud professionals, the ACFE is reducing fraud and corruption worldwide.

  • Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst

    The Cellebrite Certified Physical Analyst (CCPA) course is an advanced-level program designed for technically savvy investigators, digital evidence analysts, and forensic practitioners.

  • Certified Forensic Computer Examiner

    A certification in the fundamental concepts of computer forensics. The CFCE is derived from the CFCE Competencies document.

  • EnCase Certified Examiner

    EnCE certification acknowledges that professionals have mastered computer investigation methodology as well as the use of EnCase software during complex computer examinations.

  • AccessData Certified Examiner

    The AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) credential demonstrates the user’s proficiency with AccessData’s Forensic Toolkit (FTK).

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My police department needed evidence in a murder investigation, which consisted of a hard drive and smart phone in need of imaging and examination. I reached out to the Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory (RCFL) in our area, but received a turnaround time of four to six months. Unfortunately, we didn’t even have one month to wait on processing the evidence. I contacted Flashback Data in Austin, Texas and learned they have the same ASCLD/Lab International accreditation as the FBI and DEA. The great communication and professionalism from the Flashback Data’s staff was consistent throughout the entire process. Since my original request, I have continued to use them to process electronic evidence and they have turned the evidence around less than a week. Flashback Data is a great alternative to the RCFL’s. Their qualified experts, quality driven process, and ease of use make it is easy to not only recommend the laboratory, but continue using them.

Corey FallsDeputy Chief for the City of Ashland

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