Reliable, consistent collection services, no matter the size, location, or platform.
The basic data collection principles are knowing what to collect (custodian and non-custodian data sources), where to collect (device, on-premises server and/or cloud), and how to collect (administrative features versus third-party technology).
The ever-growing variety of data sources that must be preserved and analyzed presents an industrywide challenge. This broad array of data sources, combined with technical variables, geographic locations, and logistical constraints, results in additional complexity to today’s collections projects.
Our digital forensics team partners with you in locating, preserving, and collecting the data you need as efficiently as possible, leveraging a defensible solution while focusing on saving time and money.
Keeping up with SaaS data sources such as Slack and Teams is challenging because these platforms introduce new troves of discoverable information that require specialized workflows. We’ve streamlined the collection and post-collection processes needed to handle these data sources to ensure comprehensive collections, ease-of-use, and flexibility during review, and defensibility during production. Lighthouse offers configurable chat transcript unitization, where we take the upfront step of marrying all modern attachments, also known as cloud-linked documents, to parent chat messages so that they don’t appear to be missing in downstream steps.
Our team conducts mobile device collections for all brands and models of tablets and smartphones. We use licensed, industry-leading software solutions and our team has significant experience with investigations and analysis involving mobile device forensic artifacts.
We regularly handle various types of “atypical” data, managed through our forensics lab processing workstations that run Windows, Mac, and numerous types of Linux installations. Some data sources examples include:
Contact our Data Collection team today about questions or to discuss scoping a collections project.