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What is Cyber Forensics


Legal and civil investigations

cyber forensics laboratoryCyber forensics is the process of extracting, analysing and reporting on digital data obtained from variety of electronic devices (computers, mobile phones, sat navs etc.).

The outputs from cyber forensics is legally admissable evidence in a court of law, provided its capture follows appropriate procedures.

Disklabs provides cyber forensics services in both criminal and civil cases.  An increasing part of our work is in support of organisations that have been the victims of cyber crimes such as IP theft or computer fraud.

The company operates a state of the art forensic laboratory manned by a team of forensics experts.  The lab works with a set of clear, standard procedures to maintain an admissible chain of evidence.

Disklabs is renowned for providing concise and understandable reports to its clients, even when the case involves complex information or a convoluted chain of events.

Cyber forensics combines physical examination, the use specialist software and person-to-person interviewing to examine electronic devices and identify improper behaviour.  Retrieval of data from disc drives, memory, software logs and other records is often the starting point.  This task is made more difficult because data will be lost, hidden, erased or damaged by the perpetrators of the crime.

Disklabs offers comprehensive fixed price contracts to ensure that there are no unexpected increases in cost and to provide you with the highest standard of service possible.  We follow Association of Chief Police Officers guidelines for digital evidence and we are  accredited to ISO9001, ISO27001 and ISO17025 standards.

For more information call us today on +44(0)1827 50000 or use our contact form to let us know your requirements.


Top Ten Unusual Requests for Data Recovery – No. 6


Data Recovery Hit Parade

data recovery from a damaged laptop computerNumber 6 in Disklabs countdown of odd request for data recovery from computer disks.

“I reversed the car over my laptop”

It could have been any of us.  One customer placed his laptop bag on the roof of his car as he prepared to drive into the office.  He suddenly remembered leaving his wallet in the house and went back inside. Wallet retrieved he jumped straight back into the car and started to drive off.  At this point he remembered the laptop and reversed back up the driveway; only to run over the bag and machine, which of course had already fallen off the roof.

Despite having a tonne or more of BMW on it we were able to recover the disk drive and restore the data.  The screen was a bit too “scratched” for further use.

Call us today on +44(0)1827 50000 or use our contact form if you need help recovering data from a computer, tablet or phone.


Disklabs – One of the UK’s leading Forensic Data Recovery specialists