McCann Computer Forensic Investigators analyze massive amounts of information through cutting-edge digital forensics tools to uncover evidence. Whether the source is a laptop, desktops, mobile device, or cloud storage, the evidence must be obtained and stored using forensically sound methods. 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.
Licensed Digital Forensics Experts
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. Having non-licensed IT personnel attempt to collect data is always a bad idea. The proper acquisition and imaging of digital data is a specialized skill requiring extensive training and knowledge in computer forensics tools and technology. Attempted extraction of this information by an unlicensed individual places the data at risk for contamination and thus being excluded as evidence in a civil or criminal case.
McCann Investigations is fully licensed and has provided expert testimony and reports in multiple courts. McCann computer forensics investigators have served as expert witnesses in many state and federal court cases. Whether the case is civil or criminal, McCann Experts have provided key evidence in family law, fraud, embezzlement, intellectual property theft, and complex corporate litigation.