PenrodEllis FDD - Certified Experts in Electronic Discovery & Computer Forensics
Efficient and effective Electronic Discovery, Computer Forensics and Incident Response
begins  with the preservation of Electronically Stored Information (ESI). Preserving ESI should be a routine, prophylactic action conducted prior to litigation as part of an organization's information management plan. Unfortunately, preservation is most often employed on an irregular basis in response to discovery requests during civil litigation. Regardless of one's situation, from the initial design of a plan to preparing for trial, PenrodEllis FDD can help.
 
 
The certified computer examiners at PenrodEllis FDD of Denver, Colorado are experts in the forensic collection of ESI from computers, mobile phones and other electronic data storage devices. We preserve and safeguard the integrity of electronically stored information. Authenticated forensic bit-stream images are the basis for e discovery as well as forensic computer examinations and network security investigations. It is from forensic images that computer evidence is recovered.
COMPUTERS & OTHER DIGITAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES
PenrodEllis FDD forensic examiners can collect forensic images from the following types of digital electronic devices:
 
Desktop & laptop computers
 
Network servers & workstations
 
Netbooks & tablet PC's
 
Mobile Phones, Smart Phones & MP3 players
 
GPS satellite navigation devices
 
Cable & satellite television DVR's
 
Digital cameras & video recorders
 
Digital audio recorders & answering machines

Internal & external hard disk drives

External USB flash memory keys

Removable flash memory cards

Optical media, such as CDs & DVDs

Digital backup tapes
ELECTRONICALLY STORED INFORMATION
PenrodEllis FDD forensic examiners can recover the following types of Electronically Stored Information from forensic images: 
 
Deleted, temporary & discarded files
 
Backup & restore files
 
Local & server-based email messages
 
Web-based email messages
 
Online chat & instant messaging logs
 
Internet browser & P2P file sharing records
 
Encrypted & password protected drives, folders & files
 
Digital photographs & videos
 
Documents, spreadsheets & databases
 
Internal & external metadata
 
Alternate data streams
 
System & application logs
 
CD/DVD burning records
 
Link & shortcut files
PenrodEllis FDD of Denver, Colorado forensically recovers ESI in e-discovery and digital forensic cases from  the forensic image and not the originating source of the ESI.
We preserve ESI by collecting and authenticating forensic bit-stream images from the digital electronic devices (DED) on which it is stored. Forensic imaging not only preserves ESI as it existed at the time of its collection, but also safeguards its integrity, establishing a foundation for its submission as evidence at trial. Courts throughout the world recognize forensic images as authentic, allowing them to stand in place of the original DED. For this reason, forensic recovery of ESI is only rarely conducted against "live" computer systems and storage devices. The forensic bit-stream image is the only source of computer evidence presented at trial.  
 
For additional information about ESI, click here. Click here for additional information about the types of digital electronic devices that contain ESI.
 
 
PenrodEllis Forensic Data Discovery
1805 South Bellaire Street, Suite 401
Denver, Colorado 80222
(303) 691-0047