The Importance of Data Forensics in the Modern World

Data forensics is a fascinating and ever-evolving field that delves into the intricate details of digital data. It involves uncovering information by identifying, preserving, recovering, analyzing and presenting attributes found in two distinct types:

persistent data which resides on devices over long periods of time; and volatile or real-time evidence located within computer memory temporarily during operations. Uncover the secrets behind your technology today with Data Forensics.

Your Forensics Assistant in the Field

Digital forensics investigations are typically complicated, multi-stage endeavors that often involve many suspects, devices, and locations. At every step of an investigation, it is vital to observe strict protocols in collecting and preserving forensics data. Having the right equipment that can accompany forensics professionals in the field, and reliably perform acquisition and storage functions away from the lab, can be a major asset in these kinds of investigations.

That’s where Ciphertex comes in. Our digital forensic system—the Ciphertex SecureNAS® Series—gives you all the tools you need to facilitate field investigations, no matter where they take place.


Forensic Accounting

Forensic accounting, auditing, and investigative and examine the finances of an individual or business. Forensic accountants that look for evidence of crimes and commonly work for insurance companies, financial institutions, and law enforcement agencies.

Criminal Investigation Forensic accountants

Forensic audit examines and evaluates a firm's or individual's financial records to derive evidence used in a court of law or legal proceeding. Most large accounting firms have a forensic auditing department. Forensic audits require accounting and auditing procedures and expert knowledge about the legal framework of such an audit.

Collecting Evidence

The evidence collected should be adequate to prove the fraudster's identity (s) in court, reveal the fraud scheme's details, and document the financial loss suffered and the parties affected by the fraud.



As cybercrime emerged as a pressing concern. To tackle this problem comes data forensics: a way to recover and investigate digital evidence for use in court cases involving fraud, espionage, cyberstalking, and theft. Computer forensic evidence is held to the same standards as physical evidence during trials ensuring that any retrieved information must be authentic, admissible and obtained without bias or distortion.


Data forensics is a multi-stage process used to recover, protect and analyze digital evidence. To complete this exploration of information security terrain, there are various techniques used in investigations - from cross drive analysis linking multiple hard drives information to custom forensics for live system examination & recovery of deleted files.


The Ciphertex SecureNAS® Series provides several benefits to your forensics investigations, including:



The Ciphertex SecureNAS® Series performs high-speed simultaneous imaging and rapid triage for time-saving extractions.


Secure chain
of custody

The Ciphertex SecureNAS® Series allows investigators to document end-to-end data custody to ensure that evidence is preserved in a forensically sound, court-compliant manner.


Real-time data

The Ciphertex SecureNAS® Series can accommodate third-party advanced analytical tools that enable on-the-spot examination of evidence.



The Ciphertex SecureNAS® Series comes with RAID storage that prevents loss or accidental deletion of data.


Easy collaboration

The Ciphertex SecureNAS® Series’ forensics software and imagers permit you to streamline collaboration with other investigators, even those in remote jurisdictions.


Trust Your Data to Ciphertex

Serving the U.S. military, federal government, and many forensics and law enforcement agencies, Ciphertex is the go-to high-security solution trusted by the most demanding customers and organizations around the world to protect and secure mission-critical sensitive data.

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Introduction to Data Forensics

Digital forensics is a critical aspect of modern law enforcement, providing an essential source for information in criminal cases. Using highly sophisticated technologies and processes, evidence can be extracted from digital devices securely - such as computers, laptops and even smartphones! Once gathered it's analyzed to provide key insights into any potential cybercrime or malicious activity – giving investigators the data they need to protect our societies against online threats.

  1. Identification
  2. Preservation
  3. Collection
  4. Examination
  5. Analysis
  6. Presentation

When it comes to computer forensics, there are two principal types of data – persistent and volatile. The former resides on the hard drive or other storage mediums, remaining intact even after power is cut off whereas the latter only exists in memory which vanishes as soon as electricity ceases. Professionals specializing in operating systems, file structures, cloud computing technology and more handle these valuable datasets while retrieving crucial information from different OS' found within a given hard disk image. an interface so that files can be analyzed and information or data gathered in an electronic format is extremely easy to extract and store.


Digital Forensics in Cyber security

Cybercrime is on the rise, and its global impact has already reached extraordinary heights. According to a recent Economic Impact of Cybercrime report, it costs an estimated $600 billion worldwide – equivalent to nearly one percent of our global GDP.

The ZFS Advantage

ZFS tiered caching makes fetching reads more efficient. Frequently used data is accessible via RAM, while less frequently used data is stored on the device’s SSDs and HDDs, respectively.

Designed to protect itself, ZFS supports RAID-Z configuration and back-up to automatically detect silent data corruption and repair data faster than other file systems.

ZFS Copy-on-write (COW) technology instantly duplicates writes without impeding write speed.


SecureNAS is an advanced, encrypted server designed to provide law enforcement agencies with the necessary resources for their investigations. This remarkable system offers ultimate portability and durability while delivering a reliable solution that can tackle even the most complex of cases.

Can be used as evidence in court of law.

  • Criminal cases
  • Civil disputes
  • Business espionage
  • Data retrieval and analysis
  • Arson and fire
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Asset search
  • Cybercrime
  • Financial cases
  • Fraud, including insurance fraud
  • Judgment recovery

SecureNAS Enterprise Storage offers data storage solutions that bring operational resiliency to digital evidence, equipping organizations with the secure power needed for success. you can trust SecureNAS to keep up with the demands of modern enterprise-level information management


To learn more about how to purchase the Ciphertex SecureNAS Series and begin reaping the benefits of its suite of portable forensics tools, contact us today.

The SecureNAS Series: Works in Tandem with Third-Party Software to Provide an All-in-One Forensics Solution

The Ciphertex SecureNAS® Series comes with an array of additional features intended to aid your investigations at every stage:


High-Performance Processors

The Intel® Xeon® 4, 8, and 16 core processors provide high-density solutions, security, and acceleration capabilities that empower the Ciphertex SecureNAS® Series to uniquely support up to 4 imagers simultaneously while connecting notebook devices directly to the network for concurrent evidence examination.


Universal OS Compatibility

Ciphertex SecureNAS® devices come in both Linux ZFS and Windows servers to provide secure data storage across all server preferences. It’s compatible with all devices—you have the capability to use literally any OS.


Impenetrable Security

Ciphertex is FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certified, adopting U.S. government practices for hardware and software security:

  1. Physical Door (with Key)
  2. AES-256 Encryption
  3. Hardware Encryption Key
  4. Multi-factor Authentication
  5. Key Management
  6. Software-based Passwords

The exclusive portable design by Ciphertex includes a locking aluminum front door to prevent data loss caused by drive theft or accidental removal of drives during operation.


Military Grade Encryption

Compliance with relevant laws and certifications Designed with digital evidence standards and certifications in mind, Ciphertex SecureNAS® ensures chain of custody and data integrity to guarantee admissibility in a court of law.

  • FIPS 140-2 Level 3 Certified
  • FCC, CE, and UL Certification
  • ISO 9001:2015 with AS9100D Certified
  • NIST 800-88 Compliance
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Military Environmental Lab Testing Certified
  • GSA Schedule 70 Contract


The exclusive rugged handle provides easy and durable portability to enable proper forensics analysis regardless of where the source drive resides. Military Environmental Lab Testing Certified, the Ciphertex SecureNAS® can withstand extreme conditions and assures total data integrity and reliability. This ease of transportation means there’s no need to confine yourself to the use of smaller single drives that are more vulnerable to theft or misplacement.


Savings in Time and Money
(Immediate ROI)

From corporate security breaches to CSAM eDiscovery acquisitions, investigators can’t afford to waste a minute transporting or locating data. With Ciphertex, you can (1) begin reviewing data in the field, (2) back up data, and (3) transport data securely. Save time and close cases efficiently with the Ciphertex SecureNAS® Series, your lab in the field.

Trust Your Data to Ciphertex

Serving the U.S. military, federal government, and many forensics and law enforcement agencies, Ciphertex is the go-to high-security solution trusted by the most demanding customers and organizations around the world to protect and secure mission-critical sensitive data.

Electronics Stored Information

Ciphertex Data Security SecureNAS provides an innovative solution for investigation and litigation, enabling early assessment in industries ranging from government & public sector to healthcare & life science and beyond. E-discovery is a term used to describe the process by which electronic stored information (ESI) is identified, protected, obtained, analyzed reviewed, and reduced through use of emails articles images spreadsheets voice recordings internet outlets computer applications - or virtually any other form of digital data you can think off! This has become increasingly important throughout criminal proceedings as well as various forms of governmental investigations.

Electronic Discovery Process

E-Discovery is an innovative solution that helps to automate and expedite the electronic discovery process, allowing attorneys unprecedented access to valuable data relevant for legal proceedings. This advanced technology encompasses various solutions including forensic and collections, processing & hosting, data analytics, document review as well as contract management tools - all of which help reduce manual labor intensive tasks in order to swiftly complete analysis and identify any potential dangers during extraction. As such E-Discovery has become increasingly popular due its ability extract vast amounts of electronically stored information (ESI) with ease. With an up-to-date documentary evidence evaluation and investigation system, legal teams can now get the full picture earlier in a case to decide on the best course of action. Business advisory and e-discovery solution helps large enterprises reduce costs by streamlining their discovery process - making it easier for both attorneys and clients alike. Early case evaluations allow lawyers to consider potential early settlements or narrow down collection efforts so trial proceedings become less expensive than ever before!

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