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Forensic Investigations

Forensic Investigations

When facing a situation requiring computer forensic analysis it is critical to have a team of dedicated and experienced professionals that you can rely on to complete the investigation and provide an indomitable report. BlackStone’s expert investigators are highly skilled at recovering deleted files, hidden partitions, establishing timelines of activity, searching for specific types of communication, identifying key words, and much more. Adhering to best practices our team manages the forensic investigation from the point of collection through analysis and the eventual submission of an expert report and testimony. Offering scalable solutions, a dedicated team, and an assigned case manager, BlackStone handles your forensic analysis needs with a white glove approach.

Managed Investigations 

Sound project management has always been at the core of BlackStone’s service offering. When applied to forensic matters the impact is immediate. The nature of forensic collections and investigations can be somewhat confusing and uncertain. With a dedicated project manager each challenge is swiftly handled and explained in detail to the case team. With the ambiguity removed the case team can focus on the big picture knowing the process is being managed in a professional and budget conscious matter.

First Pass Approach

BlackStone has developed a unique approach to forensic investigations that is aimed at providing scalable solutions and reporting on developing matters. Providing thorough analysis and establishing timelines often requires considerable time. Our First Pass Approach moves investigations along at a rapid pace while keeping the budget on track. This is accomplished by establishing the matter scope and expectations among the forensic and case teams. With this established the team can deploy some of the below techniques to swiftly solidify workflow and budget.

  • Create an “Initial Analysis” guideline to be used consistently across all custodians and devices.
    • Generate reports following the same template. Allowing for quick review and informed decisions on strategy per custodian.
  • Set Budget per Initial Analysis
    • This will provide a “not to exceed” budget for the first phase of analysis
  • Lay the ground work for deeper analysis without having to retrace steps
    • Make sure all Initial Analysis reports can be directly transferable to expert report in the event of a full investigation. Cutting down on the time required to locate exhibits and verify theories.

End to End Collection Services

Our services are conducted by certified investigators for EnCase and Cellebrite.

EnCase
Cellebrite

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