Forensic collection

Forensic collection and preservation ensures that any data collected is held to the highest level of integrity. With a robust methodology and trained experts to collect all forms of ESI, Sky Discovery has a proven track record in forensic collections that are legally admissible. Using the latest technologies and being well-versed with both legacy and current systems, we ensure that client data stays safe and secure, beyond a reasonable doubt.

Physical storage

  • Hard Disk Drives (HDDs): Reliable in operation, hard disk drives are common across desktops, laptops, servers, photocopiers and numerous other devices clients have in their environment. With the ability to capture HDDs in a secure and defensible manner, Sky Discovery ensures that every single bit of data is collected and stored in a tamper-evident format.
  • Solid State Drives (SSDs): With advances in technology and the increasing popularity of SSDs in both the home and enterprise environments, Sky Discovery has developed methods to ensure that all available data on SSDs is collected and preserved. As more organisations move towards SSDs for business critical applications, it is key to have a team that understands the challenges SSDs pose.
  • USB Flash Drives and Flash Storage: Small and ubiquitous, USB and flash storage can contain huge amounts of digital data. Easily plugged into any computer which can cause issues with data integrity, Sky Discovery ensures that every device collected is write-blocked, preventing any changes to the data within.

Mobile devices

With the proliferation of mobile phones and the challenges in collecting application data from different mobile operating systems, Sky Discovery uses the latest technologies available in mobile phone acquisitions. Every collection and preservation comes with an acquisition report, to provide clients peace of mind that all collectable data is securely preserved.

Cloud Repositories

With the increasing use of cloud repositories such as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive, having a team which understands the nuances of different cloud repositories is key to ensuring that all available data is collected in a secure and defensible manner.

Social Media

In the age of information, more and more data is being put up by users on social media sites. Sky Discovery has a proven track record in collecting data from social media websites for litigious matters. For real-time social media collections please contact a Sky Discovery consultant to find out more.