Follow the data, especially when it goes mobile

Mobile devices such as cell phones, tablets, watches, GPS devices, and more are growing increasingly popular. With the growth in the use of mobile devices, so increases the likelihood that these devices may become caught up in either civil litigation or a criminal investigation.

When this happens, it is important to preserve the data on these devices to ensure it is not lost or deleted. Mobile forensics is a branch of digital forensics that involves the acquisition and analysis of mobile devices in an effort to preserve or recover digital evidence.

The ever-changing landscape of technology makes the forensic collection of the data on mobile devices more of a challenge. New device models are released continuously, and data encryption has become more common among everyday users.

Using the proper software and hardware is imperative in the process of forensically collecting, preserving, and presenting potential relevant electronic data in a civil or criminal matter.

Mobile forensics can collect data such as text messages, iMessages, internet history and searches, photographs, application data, call logs, voice mails, GPS locations, and much more. In some cases, data that has been "deleted" may be recovered as well, especially if the data is preserved in a timely manner.

Mobile Forensics

Cell phone forensics is a subset of mobile forensics

There are hundreds of models of smart phones with varying capabilities, designs, and operating systems. Because of this, it's important to use proper technology to accurately collect, preserve, and display the data for that model.

Standard forensic tools, such as Cellebrite's UFED software, will support a wide range of device models. The types of cases where cell phone forensics may be utilized includes homicide, missing persons, death investigations, embezzlement, harassment, domestic cases and more.

Protus3 can help

We are computer forensics experts who find solutions to your corporate, business, and private needs. If you are in the process of discovery, we can help. Our team has a vast array of knowledge in both Windows and iOS; as well as tablets, smart phones, servers, and Cloud-based accounts.

With state of the art technology and decades of knowledge and expertise, our forensic examiners detect and decipher even the smallest traces of information in order to locate and extract relevant data. Just because it’s deleted doesn’t mean it’s gone. We are experts at helping you find what you need.

Through our consultations, we will collaborate with you to determine the best method of action tailored to your specific needs. Let’s talk about how we can uncover the truth.

How can we help?

Our Services

  • Image cell phones
  • Detect malware
  • Provide client with easy-to-read report and explain data
  • Preserve evidence
  • Locate when the information was last accessed
  • Analyze logs and data for evidence of intrusion
  • Image desktops
  • Consult on sensitive corporate and personal issues involving extortion and bribery
  • Provide in depth analysis of raw data
  • Recover deleted documents/files
  • Recover deleted texts / SMS messages

Common Questions answered by a Protus3 forensic expert

The identification and recovery of electronic data that is important or relevant to the client. This can include but is not limited to emails, documents, web history, and relevant date and time stamps. It is also being able to explain what has been recovered and identified. The combination of these elements can help paint an accurate picture related to the use/misuse of a computer or data device and its contents.