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Digital Forensics and Data Collection

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Forensic Analysis & Consulting

Our Forensic Analysis and Litigation Consulting team provides multidisciplinary, independent dispute advisory, investigative, data acquisition/analysis and forensic accounting services. Our team routinely surpasses regulatory and legal scrutiny as we support clients facing high stakes litigation, arbitration and compliance investigations.

IST Discover-E’s multifaceted Collections team applies solid technical resources and expertise to collect exact, relevant and correct data from nearly any device, account or server. If the data is there, we will find it.

  • Computers
  • Laptops
  • Tablets
  • Multi-Drive Servers
  • Networks
  • External Media
  • Mobile Phones

Forensic Collections of Devices

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Data collections can sometimes be overwhelming when you’re looking for your needle in a haystack. At IST, we’ve spent years helping our clients do just that!  Our certified forensic experts will show you how to best utilize all of the tools at your disposal to save time in your review and help win your case. Join us for an in depth look at some of the new, exciting options to dig your way out of your data!

Cloud Forensic Collections

IST Discover-E’s forensic examiners deftly apply forensic and scientific principles to every investigation using the same forensic technology that is used by the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, DOJ, SEC, NASA, and the State Department.

Our process and technology allow us to:

  • Extract account information from Apple, Google, and more to reveal a wealth of data that tracks a user’s whereabouts and activity - providing a look into application usage, physical location history, account activity etc.
  • Pull data from various Cloud sources – Box, Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox, Office365 and more.
  • Determine account activity such as email accounts used to access Cloud accounts and history of access.

eMail and Web Browser Forensic Collections

A great number of criminal and civil cases may be based on evidence collected from user internet activities. Our forensic collections reach files that reside within deleted space and other locations inaccessible by the user, providing a more thorough investigation.  Important data can often be found within in the browser history, temporary files, index.dat, cookies, download files, unallocated space and caches etc. IST’s intelligent forensic parsing brings this data to light.

Depending where the information is saved, IST can use one tool to preform many functions either on-site at your offices, your client’s offices or via remote connection using the latest, most secure imaging software.

On-Site or Remote Forensic Collections

Full or Targeted Forensic Collections.

IST Discover-E’s Forensic Analysis and Litigation Consulting team’s imaging tool can do many different collections such as targeted collections, logical collections, as well as full physical bit by bit copies.  It does require some user input, especially in regards to what is being collected.

With nearly twenty years of collective experience working on the most cutting-edge technologies, IST Discover-E’s Forensic Collections team has a uniquely advanced set of skills to tackle collections, preservations, analysis, and consulting on multiple matters involving digital data.

Meet the Team.

Ryan Horton

Certified Forensic Analyst,

IST Discover-E Collections

Andy Jacobs

Certified Forensic Analyst,

IST Discover-E Collections



Ryan Horton has served his clients in both civil and criminal cases with a knack for quick solutions to complicated collection needs. Ryan has extensive knowledge in mobile device forensics as well as computer and cloud data collections.

Andy Jacobs has worked on civil and criminal litigation matters, across multiple platforms of digital media. Andy is constantly exploring solutions for new environments, in an ever-changing technological world.

IST Discover-E examiners can provide expert testimony in sensitive cases.

  • Collections and analysis performed by licensed and certified experts and backed up with expert testimony
  • Testimony experience in Federal and State Court

Thorough, objective and well-organized reporting, which is invaluable when an investigation results in court action months or years later.

Expert Testimony