What is Digital Forensic Data Recovery?


  1. Digital forensics is the practice of recovering and analysing electronic data from devices like mobile phones and computers.
  2. Data recovery, a subfield of digital forensics, focuses on recovering lost or deleted data from digital devices.
  3. Digital forensic data recovery is critical for preserving your evidence for court as it does not overwrite or manipulate data on the device.
  4. Using common data recovery software may lead to data being permanently deleted when attempting to install and use the software.
  5. By providing digital forensic services, NSI is able to act as an expert witness in all types if litigation and courts.

What is Digital Forensics?

In today’s digital age, our lives are increasingly intertwined with our smartphones, laptops, cars, and even our homes. We generate and store vast amounts of data every day. This data can be a valuable asset, but it can also be a dangerous liability if it falls into the wrong hands through hacking or the use of spyware by criminals.

That’s where digital forensics comes in. Digital forensics is the science of recovering and analysing electronic data from digital devices, such as computers, smartphones, and storage media. It’s a critical tool for investigating cybercrime, fraud, and other illegal activities.

What is Data Recovery?

Data recovery is a subfield of digital forensics that focuses on retrieving lost or deleted data from digital devices. This can be data that was accidentally, or deliberately deleted, formatted, or corrupted.

Data recovery can be a complex and challenging process, but it’s essential for preserving evidence and protecting your interests. If you’ve lost important data, don’t try to recover it yourself with off-the-shelf software.

Common data recovery software can, simply during the process of installation on the recovery device, cause your deleted data to be permanently overwritten!

Instead, contact the qualified digital forensics professionals, at NSI Global who use the same restricted access forensic equipment as many law enforcement agencies to safely extract your deleted data without the chance of overwriting.

NSI Global’s data recovery services include:

  1. Physical data recovery: This involves recovering data from damaged or failed storage devices, such as hard drives, solid-state drives, and flash memory cards.
  2. Logical data recovery: This involves recovering data that has been deleted or formatted, but not physically damaged.
  3. Carving: This involves recovering data fragments from unallocated space on a storage device.
  4. File repair: This involves repairing damaged or corrupted files so that they can be accessed and used.

Our expertise extends beyond data recovery. We offer specialised digital forensic services including:

  1. Incident response: This helps to mitigate the impact of data breaches and cyberattacks, ensuring fast data recovery and business continuity.
  2. E-Discovery and Litigation Support: This assists legal counsel in identifying, collecting, and managing electronically stored information (ESI) that is crucial for litigation.

How can NSI Global help?

In addition to data recovery, NSI can also provide expert witness services in litigation cases involving digital evidence. Your NSI Global expert witness can play a critical role in helping you to win your case. By providing clear and concise testimony about the digital evidence, they can help the jury or judge to understand the facts of the case. Our team of experts can help you to:

  • Recover and preserve digital evidence
  • Analyse and interpret the digital evidence in a way that is understandable to the court
  • Explain the significance of the digital evidence to the jury or judge
  • Rebut the opposing party’s expert testimony

If you are involved in litigation that involves digital evidence, don’t hesitate to contact NSI Global. Our team of experienced experts can help you to protect your interests and win your case.


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