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What is standard E-Discovery – Data Discovery?

eDiscovery is the process where electronically stored information is found, secured, accessed and analysed for legal and investigative purposes.

In today’s high-tech business world, documents have moved from filing cabinets to file folders on desktop computers, mobile devices and servers. The process of identifying and producing all this electronically stored information (ESI) is now commonly referred to as e-discovery.

THE SHORTCOMING OF STANDARD eDISCOVERY:

What if the sought after information is no longer stored?
What if that information has been purposely deleted?

The results achieved through a standard eDiscovery investigation can be compromised by the wilful obfuscation or deletion of crucial evidence by allegedly guilty parties. If these actors can successfully keep this evidence from being recovered, the results of a standard e-discovery investigation can oftentimes be either weak or inconclusive.

THE NINE STAGE NSI E-DISCOVERY ADVANTAGE

Unlike other less sophisticated E-Discovery providers which typically follow a basic 4 step model, NSI has incorporated its counter intelligence experience, resources, and restricted access technology to implement its Nine Stage Digital Forensic Incident Response Electronic Discovery Model.

NSI, Australia’s leading counter intelligence advisory firm for the past two decades has sourced hardware-based restricted access digital forensic tools from Israel, The USA, The UK, Hong Kong, Germany, and Russia.

These restricted access hardware-based tools, as utilised by law enforcement and intelligence agencies worldwide, far outclass typical commercial-grade software tools. NSI has the ability to dig deeper using a variety of complex forensic methods and bypass operating systems to recover deleted evidence from multiple sources. This capability is unmatched by anything in general circulation

DATA SOURCES WE FORENSICALLY RECOVER DELETED EVIDENCE FROM
  • Mobile Phone Forensic Extraction Tools
  • Computer Forensic Tools
  • Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) – eDiscovery Office 365
  • SharePoint
  • E-mail
  • Cloud Data
  • Short Message Data
  • Instant Messaging Apps
  • Contacts,
  • Documents, and more.

NSI Global Counter Intelligence continually invests into resources, technologies and training that enables us to provide our clientele with digital forensic and eDiscovery services that are second to none.

Investigative Data Analytics

NSI’s experts are also able to analyse, interpret and report on many sources of digital information, through the use of industry-leading analytic methodologies, technologies and processes. Our reports involve the organising and analysis of the data that we obtain from multiple sources so as to produce very detailed reports into links between suspects, machines, and more.

Our data analytics team helps our clientele overcome challenges that different data sources present by linking digital information into relationships and categories. This provides an information source that is easily analysed by our investigators for review.

NSI’s Investigative Data Analytics provides:
  • Ability to gather evidence easily and quickly.
  • Search and analyse data in one place using filtering and coding techniques along with threading methodologies to reduce the size of the data collected.
  • Quickly connect multiple data sets and up to 100 mobile phones together.
  • Timeline view allows our forensic experts to view data over time and follow any communications between entities.
  • Social network, geospatial and timeline analysis.
  • Anomaly detection between data sources.
Some of the Data Sources we can collect from:
  • Social media applications – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Messenger, Dropbox, WhatsApp, WeChat, Telegram, Signal, Threema, KiK, TikTok, Line, Wickr, and more.
  • Email systems – Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, Live, Outlook, Me, and more.
  • eDiscovery Office 365
  • Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) – online databases, forums, dark web, deep web, clear web.
  • Human Source Intelligence (HUMINT) – a collation of intelligence gathered in the field using HUMINT methodologies.
  • Cell tower data.
  • GPS data.
  • Bank statements, Toll Statements
  • Merging of entities – i.e. if the suspect has two or more phones or data sources.

NSI’s Investigative Data Analytics and eDiscovery service can be used to uncover and demonstrate links between previously unconnected individuals or entities with the person or entity of interest.

The end result? Many more opportunities to recover previously deleted evidence by parties wishing to cover their tracks. Being able to recover far more deleted evidence and clarify the links between identified evidence and individuals allows NSI to present clearer conclusions than would be otherwise possible without access to this advanced technology.

Finally, the advantage of having the southern hemisphere’s largest independent counter intelligence advisory firm providing its forensic expertise and unsurpassed expert witness testimony delivers considerable weight in a court of law.

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