Tag: Electronic Discovery

Mac Target Disk Mode

Booting an Apple Macintosh in target disk mode allows computer forensic examiners to copy relevant files from the internal drive on a Mac computer. Removing hard drives instead from a Mac computer can be time consuming and result in damage to the system when not performed properly. Therefore, target disk...

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What is deNISTing?

Saving clients money on electronic discovery processing is one of the challenges facing attorneys, service bureaus and their clients. Due to the amount of data collected when imaging custodian hard drives the resulting processing and labor costs can be significant and potentially prohibitive. Reduction of 30%+ Through DeNISTing Many firms...

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ESI Self Collection Drives and Kits

Electronically Stored Information (ESI) self collection drives and kits have become popular in the last few years because they offer an affordable means of collecting electronic data for a legal matter without the need to hire in expensive forensic experts. This article covers what should be included in an ESI...

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E-Discovery Collection

E-Discovery Collections also known as Electronic Evidence Discovery (EED) or Electronic Data Discovery (EDD) can include a review of all the data stored on employee desktop or laptop computers, company servers, camera cards, cell phones, smart phones, GPS devices, digital video recorders, digital answering systems, thumb drives, RAID arrays and...

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How Much is a Petabyte, Exabyte, or Zettabyte?

As our electronically stored information (ESI) data universe continues to grow, we are hearing about increasing storage capacities. The size of a project in terabytes (TB – 1024 Gigabytes) comes up frequently and is often the amount of data that has to be collected, culled or processed on a corporate server....

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What is PST Regeneration?

PST Regeneration is used during electronic discovery processing or even during an ESI collection.  A Personal Folder File (PST) is a container file created by Microsoft Outlook which stores email messages and other data (i.e. contacts, calendar entries, tasks, to do list etc.) How it’s done Regenerating PSTs refers to...

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ESI (Electronically Stored Information) Software Challenges

A couple weeks ago, I outlined what computer forensics and electronic discovery have in common and how they differ. I’d like to expand on this topic by identifying some common obstacles encountered when using popular computer forensic software for typical electronic discovery projects. A typical computer forensic case may involve:...

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Recovering Deleted Email

It’s important to understand that deleted email is not recovered or indexed using common litigation support or electronic discovery software. These applications only process email that is still visible within the email software. Some email recovery software can also fall short when restoring deleted email records. Why is that? Because...

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