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Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science that involves the collection, recovery, and investigation of data found on devices and accounts that store electronic data. Common devices that are the subject of digital forensic analysis include servers, personal computers, laptops, tablets, smart phones, email accounts, social media accounts, web-based storage accounts, wearable technology, and Internet connected devices (Internet of Things), among others. The terms “computer forensics” and “digital forensics” often are used interchangeably. Because experts in our industry routinely work with many device types other than computers, as well as electronic storage accounts, digital forensics more accurately captures the modern scope of expertise.
Forensic collection is the process of collecting electronically stored information in a verifiable manner. Forensic imaging is a subset of forensic collection, which involves creating exact, verifiable copies of data stored on hard drives and other electronic storage devices. In the case of computer hard drives, forensic images are bit-for-bit copies of all data stored on such drives. For smart phones, forensic images are verifiable copies of the maximal amount of data supported for copying by the associated phone models and operating systems, and as such are more accurately referred to as forensic collections.
Common examples of digital forensic services include: (a) data collection, in which digital forensics experts verifiably collect files and associated metadata; (b) digital forensic investigations regarding what data exists, its authenticity, and the nature and timing of its use; (c) evidence spoliation analysis to determine whether, when and to what extent important evidence has been destroyed; and (d) digital forensic consulting regarding best practices for collecting ESI, analysis of other digital forensics experts’ opinions and helping attorneys navigate electronic evidence challenges.
Clients hire outside computer forensic experts instead of using internal personnel for many reasons, including: (a) to collect and investigate ESI using tools requiring specialized expertise; (b) ensuring that key data fully is collected without alteration; (c) allowing in-house IT personnel to focus on core operational roles; (d) retaining a resource experienced in communicating highly technical concepts in an easily understandable manner; (e) minimizing legal risk by engaging a reputable third-party expert; and (f) making sure the best team is working on your important matters.