Digital Investigations: Computer, Mobile, Network and Cloud Forensics
Fact finding in digital data takes expertise, experience and advanced technology. Information is most often in the form of electronically stored information or ESI. Estimates are that over 80% to 93% of all business information exists in electronic form as emails, documents, web content and other data base specific formats. It has also been estimated that well over 70% of content has never existed in any other form other than digital. What was once a paper trail is now a purely digital trail of bits and bytes hidden in emails, deleted documents, smart phones and cloud storage READ MORE
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Licensed Digital Forensics Experts: It Matters
Courts require the digital evidence obtained for civil or criminal cases be obtained in a forensically sound manner. The investigator collecting the evidence must be a licensed private investigator and have recognized certifications as a computer forensics examiner. This certification typically means that investigators have undergone an extensive background check and that they are licensed by a government agency such as the Private Security Bureau READ MORE
Computer forensics is the process of gathering information from typical devices such as desktops, laptop computers, external hard drives, or flash drives. The computer forensics technician creates a forensically sound copy of the drive so that the data can be examined without altering or affecting the original source of the data. The use of proper imaging devices (discussed in more detail in the acquisition and imaging section) is a critical step in creating a defensible and usable forensic copy for analysis and examination. READ MORE
Mobile Device Forensics
Mobile Device Forensics is a branch of computer forensics that focuses on mobile devices, typically smart phones, tablets, iPads, and cellular devices. The growth of smart mobile devices has made mobile device forensics critical to any digital forensic practice. The ability to quickly and effectively image, process, analyze and report on mobile devices is a core skill of McCann mobile forensics techs. McCann Investigations has invested in the latest tools to properly extract data and deleted data from iPhones, iPads, android smart phones, windows mobile, Blackberries, and the scores of other types of mobile devices make mobile devices forensics READ MORE
Network forensics is a branch of computer forensics that relates to the proper gathering of data related to computer network traffic. Typical uses of network forensics deal with unauthorized access to networks and the process of gathering information about these breaches for legal evidence. Network forensics also can examine the traffic and communications across a network to determine what has occurred and what evidence can be gathered about the communications and traffic. READ MORE
Cloud, Browser, Email and Internet Forensics
The need for digital forensics continues to grow at a rapid rate. With electronically stored information (ESI) expanding exponentially with information gathering on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and other cloud based applications, the need for Cloud, Network, Browser and Internet forensicswill continue to grow. The combination of different types of media devices, remote sources of stored data, and mobile devices brings to the light the need for experienced digital forensic investigators.