vast number of highly variable cases for entities tasked with maintaining the highest levels of security in performance of exceedingly critical operations including the workings of law enforcement agencies, medical examiner centers, public/private companies/corporations, law firms involved in litigation, as well as human resources departments. In this day and age, company/corporate sabotage, evidence collection, as well as a number of other situations in which forensic data recovery is required happen more often than ever. Collectively, the NIA’s engineers have accumulated a broad base of training and experience in reviewing electronic and digital data on a number of platforms and filing systems currently being used today.
The NIA’s engineers can safely collect evidence from hard drives and computer systems in conjunction with forensic analysis capabilities of storage media in search of deleted, hidden, maliciously or accidentally damaged data. Evidence obtained from computer storage devices can be as critical to the successful resolution of a case and/or the eventual prosecution of a case as any other form of material evidence. The NIA’s engineers are well trained in establishing and maintaining the integrity of all evidence through standard practices relative to the legal principles of security, custody and chain of custody. In this regard, upon receipt of the data storage media, the media is immediately logged into a written tracking system that allows for legal documentation relative to each NIA expert or engineer that handles the storage media, which ensures the legal standard and chain of custody. Forensic data recovery is generally an effective investigative tool due to the fact that most people are not technologically savvy enough to effective wash or scrub all computer files. The National Intelligence Agency Inc. engineers identify, retrieve, preserve and analyze discoverable electronic and digital evidence for forensic investigations in matters including fraud, theft, Network Security Audits, Network Hacking, intellectual property theft, as well as family law.
The National Intelligence Agency’s services were created with our clients in mind. After evaluating your concerns, request and/or equipment, we will provide you with a corresponding price estimate based upon the level of service selected. We welcome your review of our service levels to better choose the one that best fits your needs based upon the urgency and/or timeliness of your request.
Our casual level is our most cost-effective level of service. On this level, your job is reviewed in the order in which it is received as it relates to the volume and competing burden of other ongoing projects received.
Our intermediate level is, of course, more costly and is generally used when time is relatively important but not time-sensitive to a specific date. Businesses, corporations and legal entities that are in need of critical information or evidence typically use the intermediate level. Intermediate level projects will have special priority over casual level projects, thereby significantly improving completion of the project in a timely manner.
Our urgent level of service comes at a higher premium and is typically used for projects that are time critical and sensitive in nature. Urgent level service is the fastest way to recover the information or evidence needed. Urgent level projects are reviewed and evaluated immediately once they are received. Our engineers work on urgent projects in a dedicated manner and remain primarily devoted to it until the project is completed. The engineer assigned to your project will avail him or herself to answer questions, address concerns and provide updates via telephone communication and consults during the process preceding the final evaluation.
In sensitive matters involving suspicion of fraud, theft, misuse or abuse of proprietary secrets, the nature of data discovery or forensic data recovery often consist of the NIA’s engineers imaging or cloning the computer and it’s data in a manner that allows for the computer’s content to be evaluated while the actual computer itself remains in service and unbeknownst to the employee. In non-sensitive or simple discovery or recovery matters, the actual computer can be evaluated.
Upon completion of all projects, the files, information or evidence retrieved will be recorded on CD, DVD, USB flash drive or similar compatible recording device. Court appearances, expert witness testimony or depositions involve additional costs predicated on travel expenses, accommodations and the individual case engineer’s contractual fee for said service. Please contact the NIA and allow one of our talented and highly trained forensic engineers to assist you in procuring essential lost data.