eDiscovery and forensics share the goal of locating digital evidence to support the facts of an investigation or discovery. While eDiscovery is content-based, forensics is more dependent on context. However, there are forensic techniques you can integrate into everyday eDiscovery processing to improve efficiency and accuracy.
eDiscovery tools have adopted forensics methods such as hashing, de-duplication, removal of known files, and more. And there are additional lessons to be learned in the preservation and collection of data.
The presenters will discuss all of the above, as well as integrating disparate data from multiple sources (which is common in forensic investigations), including cell phone data, timelines, and file artifacts. Metadata is handled differently in these two processes, as is the ability to identify sensitive information automatically. The panel will also discuss cases where digital forensics techniques used during eDiscovery helped with document authentication.
Craig D. Ball, P.C. - Trial Lawyer, Technologist, Computer Forensic Examiner
Gavin W. Manes, Ph.D. - CEO, Avansic