Sensei Article Featured on ACEDS blog
June 28, 2022
“Digital Forensics: A Primer on Keyword Searching” by Sensei’s Zach Roush was featured in a recent blog post by ACEDS. The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), part of leading legal education provider The BARBRI Group, is a global member-based association for professionals who work in e-discovery, information governance, compliance and the broader legal community.
A typical digital forensic investigation can consist of reviewing and searching through hundreds of thousands of files on a computer system, mobile phone, or tablet. Not every file is going to be of interest or pertinent to the matter. The cost of reviewing files is always a factor and can add up very quickly when billing at a high hourly rate.
This is where keyword searching is one option that can be used to sift through the data set. With the right set of keywords, an examiner can filter down a large data set to locate potentially relevant information quickly. However, there are some common mistakes that attorneys often make when providing search terms that can have the opposite effect, costing more money and returning a large data set full of irrelevant or false positive search hits.