Digital Forensics

Unparalleled
expertise

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

Our laboratory is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 compliant and accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors under the same program as the FBI and state law enforcement (ASCLD/LAB International).

Certified 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 measure of quality assurance and credentialing.

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.

services

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.

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.

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.

Use Cases

Public Sector

Whether you may be involved in a current or potential future litigation, we specialize in recovery, forensic acquisition, and production of data of interest from digital devices such as cell phones and computers. Our laboratory reports provide clients with the data they need in a user-friendly format for admissibility in court proceedings.

Corporations

Whether you may be involved in a current or potential future litigation, we specialize in recovery, forensic acquisition, and production of data of interest from digital devices such as cell phones and computers. Our laboratory reports provide clients with the data they need in a user-friendly format for admissibility in court proceedings.

Law Firm

Whether you may be involved in a current or potential future litigation, we specialize in recovery, forensic acquisition, and production of data of interest from digital devices such as cell phones and computers. Our laboratory reports provide clients with the data they need in a user-friendly format for admissibility in court proceedings.

Law Enforcement

Whether you may be involved in a current or potential future litigation, we specialize in recovery, forensic acquisition, and production of data of interest from digital devices such as cell phones and computers. Our laboratory reports provide clients with the data they need in a user-friendly format for admissibility in court proceedings.

Accreditations

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

Our laboratory is ISO/IEC 17025:2005 compliant and accredited by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors under the same program as the FBI and state law enforcement (ASCLD/LAB International). In fact, we’re the only non-government owned computer forensics lab in the world who can say that.

Certificate: ALI-113-T
Field of Accreditation: Forensic Science Testing
Discipline: 9.0 Digital and Multimedia Evidence

certificates

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.

GCFE
thru
GIAC

GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner

CFE
thru
ACFE

Certified Fraud
Examiner

CCLO/CCPA
thru
Cellebrite

Cellebrite Certified Analyst

CFCE
thru
IACIS

Certified Forensic
Computer Examiner

EnCE
thru
Guidance Software

EnCase Certified
Examiner

ACE
thru
AccessData

AccessData Certified Examiner

Additional certificates:

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

Frequently
Asked
Questions

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

We can investigate anything that can store data. Computers, flash cards, mobiles phones. You name it? We have even validated automobile GPS units in the field.

Computer Forensics

We collect activity on computers and equipment and take it to our laboratory to examine the evidence. Our analysts will then begin to retrieve and analyze data. To prevent cross-contamination, the original data must be stored on another media form. 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

We provide forensic services for many mobile devices, such as iPhones, Androids, and Blackberrys. Devices are first collected and turned off. The batteries are also removed if possible. This prevents data alteration. Phones and other mobile devices are then investigated through data analysis and detailed note-taking that will build a story.

JTAG/Chip-Off Forensics

Flashback Data has developed techniques that are compatible with Joint Test Action Group (JTAG) pins on specific devices. Most mobile phones have JTAG pins. We use these pins to give us direct access to the flash memory on a device and allow for full memory recovery. If JTAG does not work, we can also try the chip-off recovery method.

Chip-Off Forensics

This option is more invasive, but is a successful method of recovering difficult or very damaged devices. This method involves going through the flash memory itself. We use our tools and techniques to remove the flash memory chip and reconstruct data on mobile devices to create evidence that helps with investigations.

Flashback Data performs investigations 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.

Expert Witness & Testimony

We have experts with experience in technology, intelligence, and law enforcement. With our background in these departments, we can arrange expert witness testimonies to accompany the data recovery and evidence we find. We are also skilled at creating affidavits and reports.

Forensic Data Recovery

When normal forensic tools cannot retrieve data, we have a full-service data recovery lab that can perform data recovery on damaged or challenging devices. We have the ability to do these recoveries without sending the device to another location and breaking chain-of-custody. This works on crashed hard drives, broken mobile phones, damaged memory sticks, nonworking servers, and backup legacy tapes.

Evidence Collection & Preservation

At Flashback Data, we use techniques that are write-protected and are verifiable with complex hash algorithms. We also enforce strict chain-of-custody protocol to ensure all evidence is accountable. Devices that we can perform data recovery on include email servers, desktop computers, laptops, mobile devices, backup devices, and network shares. Our facility can accommodate any size request.

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.

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 ASCLD/LAB International accredited as well as ISO/IEC 17025:2005 compliant. We are a licensed private investigations firm in the state of Texas and our investigators have a multitude of certifications.

Yes we do! Our lab is bio-metrically secure in 4 zones. We have a steel evidence cage with motion sensors throughout. 24/7 video monitoring, as well as 24/7 on site security surveillance.

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