Our forensic examiners conduct digital investigations using the latest technology, software and methods. We forensically capture, process and analyze electronically stored information (ESI) both visible and invisible on computers, mobile devices, the cloud and office networks.
Our Digital Forensics experts work closely with clients in this to:
- Identify the purpose, scope of the investigation, key issues and relevant data to be reviewed.
- Identify the custodians and where the relevant data resides.
- Provide flexible data acquisition methods such as, on-site, drop off at our lab, on the cloud or remote.
- Legal consent forms are signed to allow us examine the evidence and expectation of privacy is preserved.
- All devices and evidence are meticulously documented with a complete chain of custody.
Once the custodians and data sources are identified:
- The original digital evidence is forensically imaged in a write-blocked environment to ensure the source media is not altered.
- The forensic image is verified against the original media device using a hashing algorithm.
- A working copy of the original forensic image is created and used during the examination process.
- The original forensic image is kept for preservation purposes and safe keeping.
- The original media is returned to the client.
Our forensic examiners use the latest software and technology to review evidence related to your case. We use data artifacts to reconstruct events and answer core questions related to the case.
In the event a report is required by the Court or your adversary, Axiana certified forensic examiners will prepare a report detailing the scope of the examination, the devices examined, the methodology we followed, the evidence uncovered and the conclusions of our examination.
Our reports are designed to ensure the validity, reliability and soundness of the digital evidence used for our analysis and conclusions.
The majority of cases are usually settled out of court. However, a small number of cases require a digital forensics expert to testify in court or through deposition testimony. Our process is built, step by step, to endure any scrutiny we should face in court. Our digital forensics experts are experienced and equipped to testify and defend:
- The methodologies used during the digital examination.
- The integrity and validity of the data examined.
- That our conclusions are based on facts derived from our analysis of the digital evidence and are within a reasonable degree of digital forensic certainty.