• Dave Hulshizer

Three Good Reasons Your Case Needs Professional Digital Forensics

Key Forensics can help firms, attorneys and corporations in litigation matters that involve digital evidence - whether it has been deleted, it is an overwhelming amount of data or the data exists across multiple devices or platforms.

Digital forensic work takes specialized expertise to properly recover and analyze evidence, requiring neutrality to ensure fairness and discretion and sensitivity of confidential data.

There are many complex situations in which firms and other organizations need to extract evidence from a digital device or understand what users have done with their data.

A third party digital forensics agency, such as Key Forensics, can produce highly defensible evidence through a fair and objective approach – far better than what can be done independently. There are three main reasons you can benefit from having Key Forensics on your case:

1. You do not have the time, expertise or equipment

Digital forensic work is a highly specialized field and requires sophisticated training, technical experience and a careful approach. Most attorneys do not have the time or expertise to accomplish these tasks alone.

It is not uncommon for attorneys to take it upon themselves to preserve data for their case, but when they bring in a professional digital forensics examiner, they often find additional data through the use of specialized software. Due to my training and experience, I can help link evidence items that may have been overlooked initially. Digital evidence is often interconnected. Here, at Key Forensics, we use alternate methods of obtaining the data sets pertinent to the case, especially when traditional methods are unavailable.

With knowledge of these programs and methods, we will be able to quickly identify the locations of meaningful evidence and prevent expensive and protracted litigation.

2. You have a sensitive matter that requires neutrality

Partnering with a neutral digital forensics expert is important in situations that involve protected private data along with data that is relevant to the case. For example, a client’s personal phone may contain case-relevant data. Naturally, the phone also contains personal information that may not need to be accessed. A neutral digital forensics expert will ensure personal information remains confidential while the relevant data is properly preserved and produced. The process of separating personal data from data relevant to the case safeguards the interests of all parties.

In situations like this, all parties benefit from a neutral digital forensics team. Both parties can trust that a thorough forensic investigation will be performed and the best course of action to resolve the dispute is taken.

3. Your investigation demands certainty

You need to be certain that the digital evidence in your case has been collected in a defensible manner, analyzed properly and is ready to stand up to scrutiny in litigation. Key Forensics will ensure all data sources that contain relevant information are identified and documented.

We help our clients identify additional sources for pertinent evidence, while also saving time and money by avoiding areas that do not contain relevant evidence.

Digital evidence needs to be handled with extreme care and any findings are best to be produced using accepted forensics practices. This is important when dealing with admissibility of evidence in court. Evidence will be looked at with scrutiny so you will need someone with the knowledge and expertise to help defend your evidence and collection methodologies.

A thorough digital investigation will guarantee your reasoning and data collection is justifiable in court.

Why Key Forensics?

With a background in law enforcement, I have a comprehensive understanding of investigations and the legal process. Digital Forensics services from Key Forensics empower law firms to construct a case built on a solid foundation. Our state-of-the-art forensics workstation and sophisticated collection techniques using some of the most reputable platforms in the industry enable us to quickly access evidence in a defensible manner. We thoroughly analyze digital evidence to glean critical truths about a user’s activities. We can also deliver expert opinions in courts.

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