Forensic Imaging Services
Powerhouse Forensics offers expert forensic imaging services.
A critical step in e-investigation is the imaging or creation of an exact replica of a physical crime scene. Whereas a physical crime scene would be photographed to collect evidence and leads, an electronic device is imaged, and a complete copy of the data is acquired for examination by a computer forensics expert.
Understanding the discovery process is a core skill of the digital forensics experts at Powerhouse Forensics. Our computer forensics experts are licensed by the state of Texas and certified in all of the latest forensics tools. Powerhouse Forensic experts ensure that the data is extracted in a forensically sound matter that preserves data integrity.
Our technicians extract ESI on laptops, desktops, servers, smartphones, external drives, and other electronic media. The digital forensics specialists at Powerhouse Forensics not only retrieve hidden or encrypted data but also document every point of electronic discovery in the process. The information is compiled into a clear and concise report. Our investigators have served as expert witnesses in courtrooms all across Texas.
Forensic Imaging Collections
On-site collections are advisable when full forensic images of electronic devices are needed, when there are dozens or even hundreds of workstations and mobile devices at a location, or when the pertinent data is contained in a highly complex IT environment.
Our experts are equipped with leading forensic imaging technology solutions that allow for rapid deployment and acquisition of the data in question. If there is a narrow window of time in which all relevant data must be acquired, we can provide as many experts as needed for an on-site collection.
Remote collections can provide significant cost and time savings for an organization, especially if collections are to be performed over an extended period of time as relevant data is identified. With more employees working remotely today than ever before, remote collections are critical in addressing the unique challenges of data collection for a distributed workforce.
Hybrid Data Collections
Hybrid collections are an option for many collections, as the same matter often has some data that is best collected on-site and other data that can be collected remotely over time. Our experts can perform the necessary on-site collections and set up forensic technology solutions at a location in order to collect data remotely with minimal disruption to the organization and its employees.
In-Lab Data Collections
In-lab collections should be performed when possible. Clients commonly choose to ship or deliver electronic devices to one of our forensic labs for collection. This method is highly cost-effective, as no travel fees or expenses are incurred. It can also be the least intrusive on schedules.