Preservation & Collections
The most important facts or evidence critical to a case sometimes lie hidden between the clutter of both current and deleted files, or in fragments of old data files. These key elements can be found on hard drives, laptops, desktops, servers, network shares, smartphones and flash drives. Lighthouse specializes in responding quickly and strategically to secure electronically stored information both on-site and remotely.
We work with our clients to develop a strategy that is cost-effective and tailored to the needs of the specific case. For instance, we consult with clients and counsel to determine whether and how a collection should be targeted, or whether a full forensic collection is appropriate. Lighthouse takes an active role, performing on-site collection services and forensic analysis, or a pure consulting role, assisting clients with custodian interviews or self-collection, depending on the desires and in-house resources of the client.
Lighthouse’s seasoned experts assist clients in identifying potential sources of relevant information, including active and legacy systems, key custodians, and paper files. Increasingly, relevant data is being stored in and must be collected from sources such as Macs, mobile devices, social media, Sharepoint, and servers “in the cloud.” Lighthouse’s team has the experience and knowledge to help clients navigate these challenges. Our EnCase certified professionals can walk clients through the collection on-site, or provide remote assistance and training if clients prefer to do it themselves.