When it comes to data collection, you need the experts in digital forensics to simplify and preserve these processes. Upstate Private Investigators Law Firms have expert investigators with extensive experience in providing our clients with the results they need.
The importance of swift work cannot be underestimated when dealing with crime and other computer-related conundrums. When the evidence needed for analysis or the presentation of a legal case has been impacted by a digital plot to destroy the evidence, we can work on reconstructing it.
We do this by becoming very aware of the details that can lead us back to the data we need to establish the truth. Only through this digital forensics can we help you to assemble a case that will be admissible in the court of law. When dealing with cases that can affect your good standing with customers or your future and freedom, you will need the most experienced digital forensics services and this is where Upstate Private Investigators can help.
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Digital data plays a pivotal role in lawsuits of all types today – this is not only referring to the data and content that can be found, but metadata and other digital artifacts that can be uncovered.
With a team of forensic examination experts from Upstate Private Investigators we can prove a variety of details such as:
- Who accessed a computer file or program? Where did the access take place? And, which computer or device was it accessed through?
- When was a computer file created, copied, modified, printed, saved, opened or deleted? By which user?
- How was computer data stored, accessed, migrated, copied, transferred, and/or deleted?
- What external storage devices were connected to a computer? On what date and at what time?
- Which websites did a user browse? What searches did the user perform using any specific browser?
- Were any programs used in an attempt to hide their tracks and evidence?
Upstate Private Investigators Provide Superior Computer Forensics Services
Just like any other piece of evidence, digital data must meet certain standards set by federal or state law if it will be allowed to be entered into a lawsuit or court case. Among other refactors they must be reliable and authentic.
At Upstate Private Investigators we ensure that all the digital data we provide has been collected thoughtfully and deliberately. We also work to carefully document the chain of custody and produce bulletproof digital evidence that will withstand the closest scrutiny.
Our end-to-end suite of legal support services allows our investigators at Upstate Private Investigators to keep a careful eye on your computer data throughout its time in the legal process.
Some of the services included in our end-to-end computer forensic suite include:
We know where to go to find expert witness reports & testimony to bolster your case in court.
Consulting & Investigation
We provide expert consulting services along with investigation and data analysis.
Data Destruction Verification
We can verify if data has been destroyed and devices have been disposed of.
Data Recovery & Repair
We can recover and repair damaged, hidden and/or deleted data.
In today’s legal processes, it is the side with the digital data collected and established through superior techniques and digital forensic services that has the upper hand. Without this, it is often impossible to assemble a credible case. Don’t risk something as important as the credibility of your case by signing on with anyone less than an absolute professional with extensive experience. At Upstate Private Investigators we have the digital forensics experts that can help you leverage the digital data in the case in your favor.
We also offer a wide range of litigation support services that allow us to handle the details of your case more efficiently and conveniently.
Today we live in a technological paradise that is evolving faster than anyone can possibly imagine, it is important to have the most cutting-edge team of investigators when dealing with data of the digital sort. Upstate Private Investigators has the experts who can examine a wide range of digital devices and find the details needed to turn the tide of criminal or civil investigation.
What are Mobile Forensics?
Over the past few decades the use of mobile devices has skyrocketed and now almost every person and company uses these things to improve communications and efficiency. Although this technology has been around for a while, the application it has in everyday life has never been as pervasive as it is now. This is why these devices offer a great opportunity to provide much information in the analysis of digital evidence.
All kinds of digital devices including smartphones, flash drives, memory cards and tablets can all hold the clues needed to solve digital problems of all kinds. Your team of experts at Upstate Private Investigators has the skills and experience to find the answers you need.
What Kind of Programs or Applications Can be Analyzed?
We can analyze the clues found on all kinds of mobile devices even if the device has been badly damaged or destroyed. Some of the information we can find on digital devices includes:
- Social Networking Information
- SMS and MMS Messages
- Application Based Messaging
- Pictures, Video and Audio
- GPS Information
- Web Browser History (Cookies, Search History, Analytics)
- Contacts and Phonebook
- Deleted Information
- Geo Location (Tower & Wifi Related Location Data)
- Call History (Incoming, Outgoing, Length
- User Generated Data (Documents, Spreadsheets, etc.)
What Kind of Devices can be Analyzed?
Upstate Private Investigators can analyze mobile devices of all kinds and no matter in what conditions they may be.
Some common devices we work with:
- Android Devices
- SD/MicroSD Cards
- iPhones & iPads
- GPS Mobile Devices
Finding, collecting and documenting the information taken from a mobile device can play a major role in determining the outcome of a case that involves a legal, business or civil dispute.
Some of the issues our digital forensic investigations services have helped to resolve include:
- Infidelity & Divorce
- Intellectual Property Theft
- Business Partnership Dissolutions
- Custody Battles
- Business Disruptions Cause by Ex-Employees and Problem Employees
Our team of legal investigators have experience combining digital devices of all kinds and know what it takes to find the clues that will turn the wheels of justice in your favor.
Digital video recorders, or DVRs as they are commonly referred to are devices that will record video footage in digital format. The recorded data can then be stored in digital format on a wide variety of devices including SD memory cards, SSD memory cards and across networks as well. Many companies and corporations will use DVRs as surveillance tools and a component of their security systems.
As DVRs become increasingly cost effective they have seen extensive use in other places as well. CCTV DVR devices are being used in domestic locations as well as in the surveillance of drivers on the road in especially hazardous locations. As these devices are becoming more and more common in the world they are also being used more and more frequently in litigations and lawsuits of all types.
DVR data is too important to trust with a second-tier computer forensic expert.
CVD footage may be introduced into your lawsuit and if it is it will most certainly play a key role in the outcome of your case. This is because this footage always provides so much evidence as well as a chance to walk the jury through an aspect of the evidence in real time.
For this reason, you will want the very best digital forensics investigators to help you perform their investigation work on any DVR material that will be entered into your case. Some of the issues we have experience in handling include:
- Fire Damage
- Physical Damage
- Water Damage
- Corrupted Video Files
The technology of DVR has become widely used and is now playing a larger and more important role in litigation. If there will be recorded DVR footage included in your case you will need a qualified team of investigators who will understand how this data is processed and collected and what makes it admissible as evidence. Count on the knowledgeable experts at Upstate Private Investigators to apply their full skills and expertise into handling any digital issue where DVR footage is included in the case.
Audio Video Forensics
There will be times when certain activity pertaining to a case will have been recorded by photographic, video or audio recordings. But, before such evidence can be admitted into the case it will need to be properly authenticated. This can be a challenging process due to the amount of details and steps that must be taken to do this. But, this is a process that our team of investigators have performed many times over and we are committed to providing our utmost dedications in defending the interests of our clients.
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It is the responsibility of any digital forensic expert to provide work that is clear, authentic and unmistakably understandable.
To produce something of this caliber, it is essential to perform a number of process with the utmost attention to detail, these processes include:
- Speed Adjustments
- Evidence Collection
- Analysis and Interpretation
- System Authentication
- Noise Removal
- Recovery & Transcription
- File Conversion
- Identification of Tampering
What Types Of Media Do We Perform Audio Video Forensics On?
The expert digital investigators at Upstate Private Investigators have performed their investigative services on all kinds’ devices, media and platforms.
Below are some examples of various media types and devices:
- YouTube Videos
- Mobile Phones
- DVR Recordings
- Laptop & Desktop Computers
- Home Video Recorders
At Upstate Private Investigators we will work hard to ensure that the piece of evidence we are asked to provide will be of the highest quality, properly authenticated and clearly understandable. We will even apply advanced enhancing software to improve the clarity of both audio tracks and visual imagery.
If you are beginning a case that will include digital investigation or forensics evidence preservation will play an important role in maintaining the integrity of the evidence. At Upstate Private Investigators we can forensically image a piece of media or any other important data to make it admissible in the case. No matter how obscured the original data we have the skills to extract the vital essence in our imaging.
Hard Drive Imaging
Hard drive imaging is where our skilled digital forensics will extract data pertinent to your case from a wide array of technological devices including laptop computers, desktop computers and more.
Every computer contains a hard drive that is an essential record of all the things that have happened on the computer. The information contained on a hard drive may be very important to a case as it can provide insights into what really happened. Nevertheless, before the information can be entered into the case, the hard drive must be properly imaged. Doing this involves a number of very detailed steps. Fortunately, when you are working with Upstate Private Investigators, you can expect to receive a production that is not only admissible with the highest degree of quality but complete with a full report detailing the imaging process.
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Our digital forensic specialists are adept at creating top-quality images and use a write blocker to ensure image’s integrity is preserved throughout the process. Then the forensic examiners will compile a list of our findings and these can be entered into the proceedings for cross examination. With the experience we have at Upstate Private Investigators we can handle hard drives in all conditions including hard drives with:
- Water Damage
- Physical or Mechanical Damage
- PCB Board Damage
- Fire Damage
- Smoke Damage
- Any Other Issues
As mentioned, our team will apply the use of a write blocker which will allow them to perform logical imaging. This refers to the capacity to seek out specific files that were active prior to the incident that caused the damage or corruption.
Call us today if you need help producing a hard drive image that will be permissible in court.
Cell Phone Imaging
Cell phones are an indispensable part of many people’s lives today. Not only do these devices allow people to stay in constant communication with those around them, but they are also important to keeping valuable information about where people go and what they do.
When one of these devices becomes damaged it can be very difficult to retrieve information from these devices and this can greatly inconvenience you. But if you have this problem, don’t worry. Upstate Private Investigators has a team of digital forensic specialists that have much experience in cell phone imaging.
Why would you need cell phone imaging?
A cell phone or mobile device is an important piece of a person’s social and personal identity and can contain plenty of important information that includes SMS, internet usage, GPS, App Usage and more. This information can do a good job of providing a profile on a person and their activities. And even if this information becomes tainted or lost there is still a way to recover the vital information held within.
Our team of expert digital forensic examiners also has the capacity to perform chip-off recoveries as well. Sometimes the data in a cell phone has become so damaged or corrupted that the only way of extracting any useful information from the device is to remove the NAND chip and create an image of this. Here are some of the type of damage can provoke such a necessity:
- Firmware Corruption
- Fire Damage
- Mechanical Damage
- Any Other Issue
- Water Damage
What Types of Cell Phones Can Be Forensically Imaged?
To make matters a bit more complex, most mobile phones have been designed differently and have an array of different designs and features that must be handled specifically. This means that the forensic investigators that perform an imaging service will need to have experience with a variety of different types of devices and their operating functions. The forensic experts at Upstate Private Investigators have experience in working with all the following devices:
- Devices Using SIM Cards for Data Storage
- iOS devices and iPods
- Windows Cell Phones
- Blackberry Devices
- GPS Systems
- Android Devices
Data Recovery Service
Data recovery will have to be performed if important data has been damaged or deleted somehow. The reasons behind this can be accidental or intentional, but either way our team of technicians will have the skills, tools and know how to restore damaged and deleted data.
But before this information can be properly examined and analyzed it will have to be recovered as an image first. This is why it is important to have a team of reputable professionals in charge of this important task.
Certified In-house Data Recovery
Many forensic examiners will outsource this important task but this can place a doubt in the chain of custody. For this reason we ensure the integrity of your case by performing all the necessary tasks in house.
What Types of Media Can Upstate Private Investigators from Upstate Private Investigators Recover Data From?
Our digital investigators at Upstate Private Investigators have experience extracting valuable data from all types of media including:
- Mobile Phones
- Any Storage Media Containing Data
- Solid State Drives
- Data Tapes
- Hard Drives
- Micro SD Cards
- RAID Arrays
The scene of an incident will also contain many clues to the collection of data and is important to the investigation. No matter the type of forensic investigation you need the experienced investigators at Upstate Private Investigators have your needs covered. The information gathered here can help us define who or what might have caused the damage in question.
In addition to data recovery onsite forensics services apply to:
- Malware & Spyware Detection
- Audio Video Forensics
- Computer & Digital Forensics
- DVR Recovery
- Infotainment & Vehicle Forensics
- Mobile & Cell Phone Forensics
- Data Breach Response
- Legal Digital Forensics
We understand that there will be some types of information that can’t be accessed or moved from the location it is in.
This may include these types of scenarios:
- Time Sensitive Issue
- Hardware is Not Easily Accessible
- Any Scene With Restricted Physical Access
- On Site Forensics is Cost Prohibitive
Our remote forensics services can:
- Email Recovery and Analysis
- Perform Forensic Imaging
- Provide Digital Evidence Collection
- Messaging Analysis
- Logical Evidence Collection
- Chat Recovery
- Extract Metadata
- Keyword Searching
Upstate Private Investigators has many years of experience in remote forensics. We fully understand the importance this service will have to your case and bring our superior services and skills to producing the most top quality results.