Computer Forensics is a highly specialist area. It should only be undertaken by experts who have a comprehensive understanding of the legal system, ACPO, (Association of Chief Police Officers), Guidelines, Masters Degree, (or equivalent) in Computer Forensics, and full knowledge of Evidence Handling. Ideally, the company you take to undertake your investigation should be ISO9001 compliant and possibly ISO27001 compliant too.
'No matter what the computer crime, there will always be incriminating evidence. Computer Forensics will find it.'
Calling us after your technical support team have looked at the computer may be too late. Call our Computer Forensics team first for free, confidential and impartial advice on how to effectively manage the forensics situation. Disklabs Computer Forensics is the only sure way of ensuring that your data is investigated professionally and to the exacting standards of ACPO.
Below is a list of just some of the reasons for using the services of Disklabs Computer Forensics and Mobile Phone Forensic Services. Disklabs Data Recovery and Disklabs Computer Forensics and Mobile Phone Forensic Services have many years of experience in the field of storage, recovering data, repairing hard disk drives and examining storage media and hardware. Disklabs Data Recoveryand Disklabs Computer Forensics and Mobile Phone Forensic Services deal with clients with investigative requirements in all of the following hardware areas:
|Common Forensics Investigations|
"In the workplace, incidents have always happened, but now the evidence can be captured and examined on the computer."
The 4 Most Important Steps of Computer Forensics Investigation:
Whatever the case and wherever the problem, the same basic rules of computer forensic investigation must be followed:
1. Adhere to ACPO, (Association of Chief Police Officers), guidelines for digital evidence recovery, with a comprehensive auditable process
2.Preserve the evidence.
Data stored on a computer can be destroyed or made inadmissible as evidence very easily. The single most important task is using the correct procedures to get at the data. Vital evidence may lie in deleted files or fragments of past files and, even turning the computer on can result in their permanent loss.
3. Never work on the original media.
Once the computer or device has been identified as containing potential evidence, it must be forensically imaged in order to be examined. Specialist tools and software are used to create legally recognised exact copies of the media for analysis purposes. These copies are not the same as a normal backup. They contain an exact, forensically sound copy of every BIT on the disk or device.
4. Examinations must be repeatable.
Computer Forensics analysis is an exact science. We deal in proof, not speculation.
Human Rights, international law, and protocols from the ACPO, NHTCU, ensure that our evidence gathering is of internationally approved methodologies, and presented in a ‘court ready' statement or alternatively, our “Expert Witness” services may be used.
Whether disciplining staff for misconduct or responding to a threat from outside, your organisation increasingly has to handle issues that involve evidence from computers, mobile phones, networks, and other electronic devices. Your existing policies and procedures may be sufficient to deal with the more traditional issues of gross misconduct but do they adequately cover the new risks and opportunities presented by the ever-changing face of technology? The incident response procedures you have in place to handle threats to Information Systems may be adequate but are they forensically sound? Can they secure the evidence you'll need quickly and without introducing risk? Are they fully in line with appropriate computer forensics procedures?
When the objectives of the investigation have been achieved, Disklabs Forensic Services will prepare a full Investigation Report.
Covert/On-Site Evidence Gathering
Should a covert service be required, one of our technical managers will arrive On-Site and image the hard disk drive, Server, or other storage device, (out of hours – if required).
For both prosecution and defence, our expert witness service will give you a wealth of experience in interpreting evidence for the prosecution, defence, jury and judge.
Disklabs Data Recovery and Forensic services offer a password cracking service, for police forces, military organisations, corporates and private individuals.
Learn how and what to do with your personnel in matters that could end up being resolved in court. Understand the full implications of incorrect policy and procedures in evidence gathering.
You may simply think of computer crimes as someone trying to "hack" into a computer system or as crimes committed on the internet. However, once it is realized that computer storage media are really large filing cabinets with detailed, retrievable records of the activities of the user, it can be seen that computer evidence can be very important in any type investigation or inquiry.
|Supported Hardware Areas of Expertise|
Computer Hard Disk Drives - Computer Forensics