Last week I spoke at INFORSECON2017: International Conference on Forensic Sciences and Cyber Security about leveraging technology to analyze data for the purposes of fraud detection, economic disputes, contract enforcement, white collar crime and government investigations. Some discovery software solutions can assist forensic investigators in unearthing critical details and save time in compiling data. However, obtaining the electronic data poses challenges for any investigation. This is particularly true when there is no clear data map available.
Accessing the data and making sure it is relevant or linked to an investigative matter can be challenging, even with appropriate legal permissions. The explosion of additional sources that require time and diligence to properly process data exacerbates this challenge.
Many times forensic investigators will find that the data may not be in one location or that there may be various iterations of the data located on different mediums. In other situations, the data may or may not be available in an appropriate version to conduct analysis.
National and international privacy laws and regulations contribute to data complexity. These regulations require protective measures before you can obtain confidential personal information.
Once your data selection is secured correctly, it can take days to process. Processing and analyzing electronically stored information is fraught with peril. Corrupted data causes processing problems that can result in serious delays and production errors.
Before you spend days processing data incorrectly, leverage discovery technology. It is important to become knowledgeable about such tools and the distinctive advantages of using them. Discovery technology automates the process to reduce time and cost in extracting digital evidence, even from unrelated data sources, while providing a secure, searchable platform to review and analyze evidence.
Director- Capital Novus