Data Preservation and Collection

What is data preservation?

It is the process of collecting electronically stored information (ESI). Usually through a forensic image or collection of an electronic device or data set.

Data preservation is one of the first steps in the digital forensic process. Once data is collected a digital forensic analysis can begin.

What data can be preserved?

Sensei’s digital forensic experts can preserve electronically stored information from many different types of devices including mobile phones, computers, laptops, servers, social media accounts (Facebook/Instagram/Twitter), and other cloud-based service providers. Also, in some circumstances the data collection process can happen remotely, saving time and money. 

To determine the best way to preserve the information, it is critical to know the make and model number of any devices for preservation. This will allow us to determine the best process to preserve the data in its entirety.

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Need a device preserved? Have a question about data preservation?

Services with you in mind

Depending on the device type and the support our digital forensic examiners have, it is possible to perform:

  • In-lab collection and preservation
  • On-site collection and preservation
  • Remote collection and preservation