Data Culling

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Data Culling

After a Powerhouse Forensics technician acquires a digital forensic image of the device in question for computer forensic purposes, the next step is culling.

Data culling services involve the use of specialized software and tools to sift through large volumes of data to identify relevant information. The process involves analyzing the data to identify key search terms, dates, and other relevant information, and then filtering out irrelevant data.

This helps investigators to focus on the most important information and quickly identify key facts that may be relevant to the investigation.

Our forensics experts and private investigators will determine what types of files—documents, images, etc.—can be recovered from the data.

We gather information from email servers and their mailboxes, file servers, home directories, and shared folders, as well as data pertaining to the type and location of data, electronic storage policies, and backup procedures.

Aside from the device's content, our specialists also extract metadata that identifies the file’s creator. This includes when it was modified and when it was sent.




Data Culling

After the computer forensic images have been culled and the non-essential program files, duplicates, and other non-essential data discarded, the relevant digital forensic information is uploaded into the e-Discovery program, which is a very in-depth and forensically sound resource.

The client, other counsel that may get involved, and professional researchers can then analyze the same recovered data.

  • Extraction
  • Sorting
  • Recovery
  • Attack Identification
  • Data Breach Analysis


How do you get started with a Digital forensic investigation?

At Powerhouse Forensics, we have digital forensics specialists available 24/7 to answer your questions and evaluate your case for free.

Regardless of your situation or concern with digital information trapped in laptops, desktops, external drives, backup tapes, cellular phones, smartphones, servers, hosted drives, or shared drives, Powerhouse Forensics has the digital forensic expertise to harvest the ESI for forensic evidence.

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