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Preservation Strategies and Data Collection from a Forensic Expert’s Point of View

Best practices on executing preservation and collection protocols with emphasis on forensically sound methods. Time is of the essence once the duty to preserve electronically stored information (ESI) arises. Failure to preserve can lead to loss of evidence, increased costs, and even sanctions. Unfortunately, lack of technical expertise and improper planning can have disastrous consequences, including spoliation claims. This webinar, led by computer forensics expert Matt Danner, will provide you with the steps you should immediately execute upon receiving a preservation request as well as best practices formulating an effective preservation and collection plan. Mr. Danner will offer insight on uncovering data blind spots as well as collecting ESI using forensically sound methods.

Key Points

  • Common Practices and Terminology
  • Evidence Preservation Triggers
  • Forensic & Other Collection Methodologies
  • Planning and Executing Collection Plans
  • Handling Phones and Devices
  • When to Stop and Call an Expert
  • Case Examples
  • Practical Takeaways

About the Speaker

Matt Danner has experience conducting digital forensic examinations and consulting for private and public clients to include corporations, law enforcement, and law firms. Mr Danner regularly provides presentations on digital evidence collection and analysis to legal organizations and law enforcement. He also frequently testifies as an expert witness related to the analysis of computers and mobile devices. His background in criminal investigations makes him a specialist in both criminal defense and prosecution cases related to digital evidence.

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