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Computer Forensics

Computer Forensics and E-Discovery

What is Computer Forensics?

Computer forensics is a defined process for the acquisition, analysis, preservation, and documentation of digital evidence suitable for presentation in a court of law. Digital evidence includes devices such as computer hard drives, memory, thumb drives, mobile phones, and firewall logs to name a few. The goal of computer forensics is to perform a structured investigation while maintaining a documented chain of evidence to find out exactly what happened on a computer device and the people responsible for it.

What is E-Discovery?

E-Discovery is an abreviated term for Electronic Discovery which refers to the electronic aspect of identifying, collecting and producing electronically stored information (ESI) in response to a court order in a law suit or investigation. In E-Discovery, the scope of evidence requested is generally narrower than that of a forensics examination.  For example, the court order may only specify collecting email sent by a specific person or documents that contain specific keywords.

Computer Crimes

Computer crimes can range across the spectrum of criminal activity such as:

  • Computer network intrusions
  • Internal network intrusions
  • Child pornography and exploitation
  • Corporate fraud
  • Theft or destruction of personal data
  • Theft or destruction of intellectual property
  • Murder / Homicide
  • Kidnapping
  • Embezzlement


Certified Computer Examiner 
Licensed Texas Private Investigator 

Why use Ross Networking Consultants?

Ross Networking Consultants has been involved in all facets of computer forensics including evidence acquisition, chain of custody, preservation, analysis, documentation of findings, and testifying in court for over 25 years.   We are a licensed Texas Private Investigator and Certified Computer Examiner. We work directly with attorneys, law enforcement, and other private investigator firms to help bring justice to individuals, families and businesses.


Our Forensic Tools

Ross Networking Consultants utilizes the latest industry-standard computer forensic tools.   Our main tool for evidence acquisition, analysis, preservation, and documentation is Guidance Software’s EnCase® Forensics.   This powerful solution is trusted by more than 60% of Fortune 500 companies and numerous government agencies.   EnCase® Forensics lets examiners acquire data from a wide variety of devices; unearthing potential evidence with disk level forensic analysis which is repeatable and defensible, all while maintaining the integrity of the evidence.