CyanLine has released a computer forensic imaging system, the Fast Disk Acquisition System (FDAS), that can provide additional evidence not detected with other technologies. This evidence is vital metadata that reveals how many times a computer device was turned on, and the number of hours that it has been in use. This kind of data can help to determine the outcome of a case. Digital Journal brought this news to our attention in their article, “New forensic imaging system exposes bonus data not found with existing technologies that can make or break a case.”

During this time, when metadata is starting to get a bad rap, it is nice to see a technological development that can be used to confirm existing evidence and support the work of forensic imaging. As we move into more business intelligence integration, remember that standards are what drives consistency. Access Innovations is one of a very small number of companies able to help its clients generate ANSI/ISO/W3C-compliant taxonomies.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in indexing and making content findable.