Simply put, forensic collection and preservation is the process of making an EXACT copy of electronically stored information (ESI) residing on a server, hard drive, thumb drive, smart phone or other digital storage device. It is a relatively straightforward process, yet critical that it is executed properly. Our expert national digital forensic examiners have international experience preserving and examining ESI.
Whether a server, hard drive, smart phone or PDA, we will collect target data to create a forensic image of the electronically stored information (ESI).
In addition to those more common Forensic tasks, our clients have also hired us to collect information from cloud-based services, such as: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. These same types of processes can be used to collect email from Yahoo!, Google and Gmail.
Our team of forensic experts offers digital culling and de-duping services. We will discuss the desired file types with your staff to target during culling, so you don't waste valuable resources sifting through meaningless data. These files will usually include work-product such as: email, word processor documents, spreadsheets, PDFs and all other types of files intended for a human to read and understand.
Our services also include back-up tape restoration. Cornerstone's data experts can restore and extract key data from nearly any format. We will help you preserve collected data for use in current and future litigation – perhaps recovering the smoking gun for you, but certainly resulting in significant cost savings.
Electronic Discovery Processing involves the extraction and preservation of metadata, extraction of full-text and conversion to a specified file type, if needed. Unlike the content in the body of a document, metadata are the properties about a file stored within a file.
Whether you are using FlightDeck, our web-based document review platform or some other database, we can format your information so it is 100% portable.
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