Computer Forensic Services in Los Angeles & Orange County
The science of identifying, recovering, extracting, preserving, and documenting ESI (Electronically Stored Information) so that it can be presented as evidence in a court of law. The term Computer Forensics first appeared in 1991 at the premier IACIS (International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists) training session. When EnCase, the premier computer forensic software, was first introduced at the 1999 IACIS forensic computer conference, DataChasers was there!
DataChasers is a select, exclusive computer forensics and e-discovery company. Our examiners find the evidence, interpret it, evaluate its importance, and articulate those facts to a jury. Computer forensics and e-discovery is our only business, and we welcome your inquiries about the process or our procedures.
- Recovering deleted text files (documents), graphics (pictures), and all electronically stored information (ESI), and the date codes on all files (when Created, Modified, or Last Accessed).
- E-Mail recovery, extraction, de-duplication, and production in a readable format, including attachments and timelines.
- Tracing URL (Internet) activity, websites visited, timelines, downloads, and manipulation of data.
- Intellectual property cases; family law; employment law, probate resolution; asset verification; criminal law (prosecution or defense); etc.
- Litigation support, trial preparation, experienced expert witnesses, and professional courtroom displays.
What Is Computer Forensics
Computer Forensics is the science of identifying, recovering, extracting, preserving, and documenting ESI (Electronically Stored Information) so that it can be presented as evidence in a court of law. Although relatively new to the private sector, computer forensics has been an evidence gathering tool of technology-related investigations and intelligence gathering in law enforcement and military agencies since the mid-1980s. However, only since 1999 have the tools been developed that make the examination process comprehensive, expedient, and financially feasible.
Since then, computer forensics has become a litigation tool for the legal community. Computer forensic science deals with the application of law to a science, as does any forensic application. The goal of a computer forensic examination is a structured investigation, protecting the evidence from corruption while maintaining a documented chain of evidence to discover what evidence the computer data holds, and who is responsible for that data.
Computer forensic investigators are certified, licensed, adhere to a rigorous discipline, and use a variety of techniques and proprietary forensic applications to examine the ESI…all geared to accomplish a complete “autopsy” of the forensic computer data on a hard drive.