One of the key elements in every data forensics procedure is time. Users may unintentionally or inadvertently overwrite evidence simply by continuing to complete their daily tasks. Our specialists will quickly and cost-effectively collect and preserve data or evidence that may have been deleted or become inaccessible through normal computing methods. Our specialists can determine if certain information exists and, if so, where it might be located.
Do’s and Don’ts:
- Do – Shut down the computer and disconnect it from the network to be stored in a secure location.
- Don’t – Search for files,
- Don’t – Allow your IT staff to search for data,
- Do – Call our team immediately to determine the best course of action
When the data storage media is recovered either on location or at our lab facility, an accurate audit trail commences. The media is immediately logged into a tracking system and a log is produced. This log, suitable for all legal proceedings, accompanies the media throughout the recovery process. Computer Evidence Recovery, Inc. employees who handle the media ensure the continuity of evidence by adding their name, signature, date and a detailed description of what was done.