Digital Forensics Investigation: Mobile Devices– Information from Third Party Apps

Installed third party applications could contain communication or location data, but could also include photos, videos, or even tracking software, called spyware.  Application data may record location data even when it is disabled on the device by the user.  This data will not be found in service provider records.  This type of data could be critical and this type of digital evidence should be considered in every investigation, emphasizing the need for a comprehensive assessment.  As a practice, one of the first things forensic examiners should be directed to is to identify if third party apps are installed.  Because of the huge number of third party applications, not all apps […]

Dealing with a Lost, Locked or Damaged Mobile Device?

Forensic investigators should routinely determine if backup files exist during their initial case assessment.  A backup file is a like a snapshot of the devices memory in time.  It is an excellent alternative to a lost or locked device or when other forensic procedures cannot recover the data.  A backup may be found in the cloud or may be stored on a computer or mobile device.  It would require the user’s credentials or a forensic acquisition of the device it was stored in.  Attempts to restore a backup without the proper training could result in the contamination and permanent loss of data.  A backup file is also a good […]

DIGITAL EVIDENCE: FROM COLLECTION TO THE COURTROOM – A Standardized Method for Investigators and Attorneys

Like most physical evidence, digital evidence is time-sensitive.  Do you need a repeatable method and the resources to identify, collect and organize it?

IRIS LLC created the first standardized Digital Evidence Case Assessment Method (DECAM) for investigating cases involving digital evidence. DECAM was created with the combined knowledge and practical experience of criminal defense investigators at IRIS LLC and a certified digital forensic experts at eLab Forensics with legal insight from Attorney William Paetzold, partner at Moriarty, Paetzold & Sherwood.

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