Computer Forensics: Data Preservation

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what it is...

Data preservation is the process of protecting data from loss or corruption. Data can be lost due to physical damage to storage media, software errors, or hardware malfunctions. Data can also be corrupted by malicious software, such as viruses or trojans. Data preservation is essential for businesses and organizations that rely on data for operations and decision-making. Data loss can result in significant financial losses and damage to reputation.

Data corruption can lead to incorrect conclusions being drawn from data, which can have negative consequences. Data preservation strategies include backing up data regularly, storing data in multiple locations, and using error-checking and redundancy features. Data preservation is a critical component of information management.

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data collection and preservation
  • computer forensics expert witness
    Handling Data
    Proper documentation and chain of custody
  • computer forensics expert witness
    Data Collection
    On-site and remote data collections

Data Imaging

Data imaging is the process of creating an exact duplicate of a digital storage device. This "mirror image" contains all data, including deleted files, and can be used for forensics and data recovery. Data imaging is a standard procedure during the collection and preservation process.

During the imaging process, a mathematical algorithm is calculated and stored for future reference. These "hash values" are generally the MD5 or SHA1 algorithms. Hash values are used to verify the integrity of the forensic image. Data imaging is an important tool in forensics and data recovery because it allows for an exact duplicate of the original data to be created.