Building a solid case on digital evidence is often only half the story. Appearing
in a courtroom to present and defend it is just as important.
And credibility is everything. The high-pressure environment of a
courtroom can often prove too much for client or law-firm IT personnel – especially if they’re unfamiliar with computer forensics.
We’ve served as expert witnesses to countless varied investigations assisting and supporting legal teams.
Midwest Computer Forensic Labs adheres to the standards of evidence that are
admissible in a court of law.
A credible witness means a credible case - and that makes all the difference.
Computer Forensics is a technological, systematic
inspection of the computer system and its contents for evidential data or
supportive evidence of a incident or other computer use that is being
Computer forensics requires specialized expertise that goes beyond
normal data collection and preservation techniques available to
end-users or system support personnel.
"Electronic Evidentiary Recovery", known also as
e-discovery, requires the proper tools and knowledge to meet the
Court's criteria, whereas Computer Forensics is simply the application
of computer investigation and analysis techniques in the interests of
determining potential legal evidence.
Another important thing to consider is computer forensics is
"a process to answer questions about digital states and
events". This process often involves examination of computer
systems to determine whether they are or have been used for criminal,
civil or unauthorized activities.
Computer forensics examiners:
- Identify sources of documentary or other digital data.
- Preserve the evidence and data.
- Analyze the evidence and data.
- Present the findings.