Forensic Imaging

Proper evidence handling is a crucial step for any case involving digital evidence. Our proprietary digital collection process can be used for simple data preservation or a complex investigation, and include:

  • Cell phones
  • Laptops
  • Desktops
  • Tablets
  • Servers
  • Virtual machines
  • E-mail accounts
  • Cloud storage
  • Backup systems

At Capitol Digital and Califorensics, we provide solutions to the most complex data collection situations. We often overcome challenges such as:

  • Collecting remotely – from the nearby office, town, state, or country
  • Covert collection – to avoid an individual’s or colleague’s knowledge of an investigation
  • Live imaging – to prevent system down time
  • Mass collections – whether you have one device or a hundred, we can handle the scope

How it works:

Whether collecting on-site, remotely, or at our facility, all devices and data are subject to strict evidence-handling procedures:

  • Each piece of evidence is documented with a complete chain of custody record.
  • All original evidence is collected in a write-blocked environment to ensure the source is not altered.
  • The forensic image is verified against the original data using a hashing algorithm.
  • The resulting image file can be viewed—but not altered—ensuring the complete integrity of the evidence.