01 About

Forensic Data Fecovery

One of the key elements in every data forensics procedure is time. Users may unintentionally or inadvertently overwrite evidence simply by continuing to complete their daily tasks. Optimal Intelligence will quickly and cost-effectively collect and preserve data or evidence that may have been deleted or become inaccessible through normal computing methods. Optimal Intelligence can determine if certain information exists and, if so, where it might be located.
When the data storage media is recovered either on location or at our lab facility, an accurate audit trail commences. The media is immediately logged into a tracking system and a log is produced. This log, suitable for all legal proceedings, accompanies the media throughout the recovery process. Optimal Intelligence employees who handle the media ensure the continuity of evidence by adding their name, signature, date and a detailed description of what was done.
At this stage of the process, Federal Rules of Evidence apply. Optimal Intelligence's expertise in magnetic media storage devices begins to play a crucial role. First - the media is replicated exactly by a bit-by-bit acquisition process ensuring the integrity of the subject media is intact, and evidence preserved. Optimal Intelligence then works only with duplicate copies ensuring that no contamination of the original data takes place.