ACCREDITED & NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED DATA RECOVERY & FORENSICS

We Recover Lost & Hidden Data on Devices & Accounts for Attorneys, Law Enforcement & Governments

Thousands Trust Flashback Data™ for Our Digital Forensics & Incident Investigation

Unparalleled Expertise in Digital Forensic Services for Law Firms, Corporations, Law Enforcement, & More!

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 forensic services include computer forensics, mobile forensics, JTAG and chip-off forensics.

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

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 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.

Data Recovery

We Retrieve Your Data from Damaged, Hacked & Corrupted Devices, for Consumers & Business

Data Forensics/Investigations

We Recover Lost & Hidden Data on Devices & Accounts for Attorneys, Law Enforcement & Governments

Flashback Data™ Is Recognized for Data Recovery Expertise:

  • 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.

Flashback Data’s Digital Forensics 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 17025:2017 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

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)

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GIAC

GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner

CFE

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ACFE

Certified Fraud
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CCLO/CCPA

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Cellebrite

Cellebrite Certified Analyst

CFCE

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IACIS

Certified Forensic Computer Examiner

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Guidance Software

EnCase Certified Examiner

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AccessData

AccessData Certified Examiner

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

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.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is digital forensics?

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.

What type of devices can you investigate?

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.

How can you help my case?

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.

If the device is not accessible, can you do 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.