Becoming Exceptional: Atlanta-based Discovery Computers and Forensics has been installing and supporting computer systems and networks for companies and individuals for over 20 years. We specialize in computer, network, and Internet installation, connectivity, repair, upgrade and support. Our service philosophy differs from other computer companies and includes the following policies:
- We assign an Account Manager and Lead Engineer to every client, so you always work with someone who knows you, and is knowledgeable about your specific environment and requirements.
- When practical, we login to your system remotely to diagnose and repair problems, which saves time and money. Whether remotely or on-site, we always begin and end by discussing the problem with the authorized contact. This ensures the information about the service needed is communicated directly to our technician and you are made aware of the results of our work as soon as possible.
- We provide a wide range of data availability services including local area network design and support, Internet access setup and support, comprehensive network security and virus protection, and systems integration. We install, test, troubleshoot, and repair voice and data cabling of all types to provide complete support for our customers.
- We provide all types of computer hardware as needed. For servers, workstations, printers, and other major components we research, order, test, set up and install the equipment. We also can properly dispose of obsolete hardware by securely erasing your data and recycling the equipment.
- We set up and support redundant drives and backup systems to protect you from data loss. We often recommend Remote Access File Sharing or Remote Backup to the Cloud via Internet when appropriate for your operation. We provide the leading Email Spam Filtering Service for most of our clients, which not only saves valuable time but also helps protect against viruses, Trojans, and other malware which can destroy your systems.
- Our customers have access to our phone Help Desk for support on a wide variety of issues and our remote access and diagnostic capabilities for faster problem resolution. We can provide Remote Server Monitoring & Alert Service which signals us that there is a server problem before you are even aware of it.
- We are Computer, Mobile/Smart phone and Other Digital Device Forensics Experts and affiliated with Atlanta’s premier Data Recovery specialists, should the need ever arise for either of these capabilities.
The search for ESI (electronically stored information) is commonly referred to as digital forensics, ediscovery, e-discovery, computer forensics, cyber forensics, and data discovery. This is the process in which electronic data is sought, located, and secured for the purpose of providing evidence. Data of all types can serve as evidence, including text, images, databases, e-mail, web sites, and even viruses and spyware.
What makes electronic data different from any other form of evidence is the fact that a copy created using the right tools is identical in every way and cannot be disputed. This makes digital forensics evidence stronger and more secure than any other form of forensic science.
Data is everywhere. Computers are only the “tip of the iceberg”. Any storage device could contain crucial evidence. So, a hard drive is always the storage device, right? Well, it’s only one of many different types of storage media. Others include smart/mobile phones, digital cameras, tablets, and more.
Many types of cases could benefit from discovery of electronic data:
- Employment Disputes
- Corporate Espionage
- Class Action
- Financial Crimes
- Family Law
- Healthcare Fraud
- Bankruptcy/ Receivership
- Identity Theft
- Child Custody
Documents aren’t just stacks of paper anymore. The document you are reading was printed from digitally stored data. Did you know the digital file also contains every change that was made during its creation? Our Certified Computer Examiners have the tools and techniques to discover this information in most cases.
Our examiners strive to communicate technical information in non-technical terms, as well as logically understand the data being collected and how to apply it relevantly to our client’s specific needs.
We provide Certified Computer Examiner (CCE) expert witness testimony and litigation support to our clients when needed.
For more information regarding this process, or to speak with one of our Case Managers, contact us at info@DiscoveryCF.com or call 770-984-5000.
Data Evidence for Lawyers
Personal computers, digital devices, e-mail and the Internet have changed how we function and communicate. Up to 95 percent of all newly created information is created in electronic data format, the majority of which is never printed. This electronic data is sometimes relevant in legal disputes, and in many cases is pivotal evidence.
Lawyers, judges, and others involved in the legal profession, need to understand how electronic documents are different, and how these differences can affect the preservation, collection, and disclosure of electronic data, commonly referred to as “electronic discovery.”
- A “document” is broadly defined as “data and information recorded and/or stored by means of a device.” By this definition, a document can include word processing files, web pages, e-mails, text messages and database information. Also included in this definition is virtually anything else stored in devices such as desktop computers, laptop computers, computer workstations and servers, tablets, cell phones, smart phones, voicemail systems, DVRs, digital copiers, and even some types of printers containing hard drives. Electronic information can also be found on a variety of storage media including hard drives, CDs, DVDs, zip disks, tapes, thumb drives and digital memory cards.
- Today we are accumulating vast amounts of electronic data. Just viewing pages on a computer creates more electronic information in a variety of ways. For example, Windows will track and keep a list of the documents you opened or accessed, the servers you connected to, the web sites you visited, and more. Some of this information can remain indefinitely in various files on your hard drive and when examined by an expert with our specialized forensics tools, can often provide copies of documents long since changed or deleted. Similar evidence can often be discovered when we examine smartphones and tablets.
Discovery Computers & Forensics
Digital Forensics and e-discovery are playing an ever-increasing role in how facts are discovered and reported from a vast array of technical and communications products such as computers, tablets, smart/mobile phones, backup media and digital cameras.