What are Digital Forensics Services?
Digital forensics is the process of gathering, preserving, and investigating digital evidence to pinpoint the origin of a security incident. The collected data is investigated, analyzed, and documented for use as evidence in court or for non-litigation intelligence gathering purposes.
Digital forensics used to mean computer forensics, but with the rapid growth of technology, the term has grown to include all devices capable of storing data. Digital forensics specialists can recover visible and invisible data from networks, hard drives, clouds, and mobile devices.
A digital forensic investigation commonly consists of 3 stages:
- Acquisition – Once evidence has been turned over or unearthed through an ediscovery process, duplicates are created using a hard-drive duplicator or software imaging tools. Duplicates are immediately verified and re-verified at critical points throughout the investigation to ensure their integrity
- Analysis – Digital forensic team members methodically analyze the data to examine and impartially consider all available facts regarding the extent, timing, and participants of the incident, as well as what information may have been breached.
- Reporting – A final report is prepared that reviews the facts, recommends steps to restore systems back to normal, and suggests actions to mitigate future risk.
Abacode’s Confidential Digital Forensics Services
Most organizations don’t have the tools, knowledge, or time to properly conduct digital forensics analysis. Abacode’s digital forensics team combines cutting edge technology with proven industry standards to quickly execute a non-biased, professional examination that limits the information of individuals involved with the investigation.
Our team works with your outside legal counsel and insurance provider to conduct an objective investigation free from outside bias. Evidence gathering and chain of custody is established under the supervision of a licensed Private Investigator (PI) as required per state. We utilize the silver-platter doctrine to create a professional quality report for all stakeholders.