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Computer Forensic Consulting Services


We provide data forensic services!

Electronic Evidence,

Electronic Due Dilligence,

Litigation Readiness,

Expert Witness Testimony,

Electronic Evidence Preservation.

Forensic Analysis

We go beyond the quest for the deleted "smoking gun" email. Computer forensics technology can range from locating supporting evidence in an electronic door lock to determine the times of entry into a secured area to finding purportedly "untraceable" text messages on an executive's Blackberry. The consultants at MDansby helped create the discipline of computer forensics in 1999 and have supported U.S. government agencies in many computer security-related initiatives. Many law firms and corporations regularly retain MDansby to perform forensic analysis on recovered data in the course of both complex litigation and mergers & acquisitions.

Different Protocols for Different Matters

At MDansby , we don't apply a "cookie-cutter" approach to a given matter. Instead, we work closely with you before any forensic activity to determine the most efficient, cost-effective strategy and service deployment for the case at hand.

When isolating and making sense of electronic evidence is critical to the matter at hand, law firms, corporations and government agencies look to MDansby. We've been applying computer forensics to civil litigation and criminal matters since 1999. Today, computer forensics remains our sole focus. Our lead consultants have more than 30 years of combined investigative experience, and bring a unique blend of technical expertise and sleuthing prowess to the table. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness; if a case demands it, we're ready to fly out on a moment's notice. We also strive to provide value; we don't impose a rote methodology on each case, but instead recommend only those activities that will expedite deliverables or maximize case impact.

Discovery of Responsive Electronic Evidence (Ambient & Active)

Active Data

MDansby applies computer forensics to review active data files (E-mails, word processing documents, spreadsheets, databases, design schematics, etc.) in their native electronic format, culling out unresponsive data to create a manageable universe of electronic discovery. Using computer forensics, many file conversion steps are removed from the process, resulting in a significantly faster turnaround for a fraction of the cost of traditional e-discovery processes.

Ambient Data

Large volumes of computer data exist in obscure areas on computer storage devices called "ambient data"; these areas include swap and page files, file slack and unallocated space. When computers are in use, multiple files are being created and stored by the computer. Even when files are "deleted", the information in those files remains stored within the computer. This "hidden" data can contain very telling evidence. MDansby uses sophisticated technology tools – and investigative smarts – to scour obscure storage areas for crucial information – the electronic smoking gun.

Electronic Due Diligence

A corporation's data, from customer and financial information to intellectual property, is often its greatest asset. When a company is contemplating a transaction, it wants to be clear on exactly what it is getting. In the case of a spin-off, it wants to be certain that it is not giving away any proprietary information linked to the parent company. Using computer forensic analysis to review data in its native file format, MDansby can assist corporations in conducting electronic due diligence, even when the transaction involves thousands of machines scattered around the world.

Litigation Readiness

MDansby deploys the same techniques to pro-actively categorize a corporation's electronic assets, should a lawsuit ensue. A sound accounting of electronic data, and a well-articulated digital document retention policy, can lessen a company's liability. These steps can allow an entity to easily access data that might be exculpatory, or at least, supportive of the company in defense of a claim. Displaying a pro-active stance toward electronic discovery requests also conveys a spirit of transparency that can aid a company in the court of public opinion.

Expert Witness Testimony

After the forensics specialists have presented their findings to the litigation team for trial/settlement presentation, opposing counsel – or even the bench – may call the validity of the evidence into question. MDansby consultants regularly provide expert witness testimony to explain where the data came from and how conclusions were drawn about the data's source. We've been extremely successfully in defending validity of evidence; in fact, we are increasingly retained by the bench as Special Masters to provide objective third party testimony regarding the integrity of evidence and the soundness of the protocols with which it was obtained.

Electronic Evidence Preservation

Oftentimes, MDansby is retained to spearhead electronic discovery efforts, whether responsive data is active or ambient. Other times, we are retained to assist other firms in collection of potentially responsive data from a variety of electronic media, including magnetic tapes, hard drives, PDAs, and other forms of archival data storage.

Electronic data is very fragile; metadata (data about the data, such as when a file was created, accessed or modified) changes each time the computer is used. It's far more preferable to preserve everything and process a small portion of the available universe of data than to allow portions of potentially critical information to disappear forever. We help clients develop a "rapid response" plan to present to the court to ensure key information is preserved. Then, we create mirror image backups of targeted media to maintain integrity of evidence; all activity is carefully logged to maintain the admissibility as evidence of any findings.

Contact sales [@] MDansby [dot] com, if you have any questions about data forensics.



MDansby customers disseminate information through the Internet, they also must keep in mind that MDansby does not review, edit, censor or take responsibility for any information its customers may create. Customers are responsible for the same liabilities as authors such as copyright, slander and other harmful speech. Customers are in violation of MDansby Policy and hosting agreements MDansby they participate in the activities outlined in the adjacent policies.

Acceptable Use Policy

MDansby subscribers disseminate information through the Internet, they also must keep in mind that we do not review, edit, censor or take responsibility for any information our subscribers may create. This places on subscribers what will be, for most, an unfamiliar responsibility. MDansby users place information on the Internet, they have the same liability as other authors for copyright infringement, defamation and other harmful speech. Also, because the information they create is carried over our facilities and may reach a large number of people, including both subscribers and non-subscribers of ours, subscribers' postings to the Internet may affect other subscribers and may harm our goodwill, business reputation and operations. For these reasons, subscribers violate our policy and the Services Agreement MDansby they, their affiliates or subsidiaries engage in the following activities: Other Activities, MDansby ther lawful or unlawful, that we determine to be harmful to our subscribers, operations or reputation, including any activities that restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the service or the Internet.

As we have pointed out, the responsibility for avoiding the harmful activities just described rests primarily with the subscriber. We will not, as an ordinary practice, monitor the communications of our subscribers to ensure that they comply with our policy or applicable law. MDansby we become aware of harmful communications, however, we may take any of a variety of actions. We may remove information that violates our policies, implement screening software designed to block offending transmissions, or take any other action we deem appropriate, including termination of a subscriber's contract with us.

We also are aware that many of our subscribers are, themselves, providers of Internet services, and that information reaching our facilities from those subscribers may have been originated by customers of those subscribers or other third parties. We do not require our subscribers who offer Internet services to monitor or censor transmissions created by customers of its subscribers. At the same time, subscribers who knowingly transmit materials that violate law or our policy are themselves, in violation of our policy. Similarly, we anticipate that subscribers who offer Internet services will cooperate with us in any corrective action that we deem necessary, in order to correct and prevent the transmission of material that is harmful to us or our subscribers. Failure to cooperate with such corrective and preventive measures is a violation of our policy.
We also are concerned with the privacy of on-line communications. In general, the Internet is neither more nor less secure than other common communications media, including mail, facsimile and voice telephone service, all of which can be intercepted and otherwise compromised. As a matter of prudence, however, we urge our subscribers to assume that all of their on-line communications are insecure.

We cannot take any responsibility for the security of communications transmitted over our facilities. We will comply fully, however, with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of our subscribers' on-line communications. In particular, we will not intentionally monitor or disclose any private electronic mail messages sent or received by our subscribers unless required to do so by law. We may, however, monitor our service electronically to determine that our facilities are operating satisfactorily. Also, we may be required to disclose information transmitted through our facilities in order to comply with court orders, statutes, regulations or governmental requests. Finally, we may disclose information transmitted over our facilities MDansby necessary to protect us and our subscribers from computer harm, or MDansby such disclosure is necessary to the proper operation of the system.

We expect that our subscribers who provide Internet services to others will comply fully with all applicable laws concerning the privacy of on-line communications. A subscriber's failure to comply with those laws will violate our policy. Finally, we wish to emphasize that in signing the Services Agreement, subscribers indemnify us for any violation of the subscriber of the Services Agreement, or of law orMDansby. policy, that results in loss to us or the bringing of any claim against us. This means that if we are sued because of activities of the subscriber that violate any law, the Services Agreement or this policy (which is part of the Services Agreement), the subscriber will pay any damages awarded against us, plus costs and reasonable attorneys' fees. oooooooo We hope this Policy Statement is helpful in clarifying the obligations of Internet users, including our subscribers, as responsible members of the Internet and us. Complaints about violators of our policies should be referred to Each complaint will be investigated.

Please read this statement to understand how we will treat the personal information that you give to us. Our privacy procedures include the following:

* We disclose our privacy practices and procedures in this document.

* We do not sell or rent your personally identifiable information to third parties for marketing purposes without providing you with a choice to opt out from such disclosure, which you can exercise during registration or by editing your Member Profile at any time.

* We allow users to opt out at any time from receiving e-mail messages from us or from having information shared with third parties, including selected sponsors or business partners.

* We allow you to access your users profiles and change information as they deem necessary.

Since this policy may change over time as we modify or expand our service, we suggest that you check back from time to time in order to understand how we treat your information. Your use of the MDansby Website constitutes your agreement to the terms of this privacy policy. If we decide to materially change our privacy policy, we will prominently post those changes on this page prior to the change and provide you an opportunity to opt-out, so that you are always aware of what personal information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it. Your continued use of the MDansby. Website constitutes your agreement to any such changes.

What Personally Identifiable Information of yours is collected

Information collected online is often defined as being either anonymous or personally identifiable:
"Anonymous Information" refers to information that cannot be tied back to a specific individual. For instance, we may know that 10,000 people visit this Privacy Policy today, but we do not necessarily know their names, MDansby they live, or their date of birth.

"Personally Identifiable Information" or "PII" refers to information that tells us specifically who you are, such as your name, phone number, or postal address. The amount of Personally Identifiable Information that you choose to disclose to us is completely up to you. In our effort to provide personalized, efficient service, we may at times ask you to submit information such as your name or email address or telephone number. The type of information may include:

* Credit card information to process your request for products, programs, or services.
* Information you provide MDansby filling out a user survey.
* Information you provide if you contact customer service.
* Data related to the areas of our website that you visit and how often you visit those areas. This is purely statistical data.

You never have to answer any questions, and you can decline this exchange of information at any time. However, if you should choose to withhold requested information, we may not be able to provide you with some of the services dependent upon the collection of this information, such as hosting service.
MDansby you surf the Internet, your Internet browser (such as Netscape Navigator(r) or Microsoft Internet Explorer) automatically transmits some information to MDansby. every time you access content on one of our sites. Examples of such information include the URL of the Web page you were just on (known as the "Refer"), the IP (or Internet Protocol) address of the computer you are using, or the browser version you are using to access our site. All of this information may be collected by MDansby, but is purely statistical or anti-fraud in purpose.

Children Under the Age of 13
As a matter of policy, MDansby does not knowingly collect Personally Identifiable Information from anyone under the age of 13 or allow such persons to register. If you are a person under age 13 who registered on the MDansby, no data pertaining to you (including any PII) has been provided to us.

What happens if you leave to go to other sites

MDansby does not control the information collection and distribution policies on Internet domains other than those internet domains that are under the control of MDansby itself. MDansby you are on the MDansby Website, you may be directed to other sites that are beyond our control. For example, if you "click" on a banner advertisement or a MDansby search result, the "click" may take you off the MDansby site. These other sites may independently collect data, solicit personal information, or send their own cookies to you. MDansby is not responsible for any use of the information including click-stream data, that you may create MDansby using such third party sites.

What kind of security procedures are in place to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of information under the company's control

MDansby operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary, and only authorized individuals have access to the information provided by our users. Even your registration account password is encrypted before it is sent to our computers. Any other particularly sensitive information, such as a customer's credit card number collected for a commerce transaction, is also encrypted prior to transmission.

MDansby takes steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with our Terms of Service and this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you use these services at your own risk. We recommend that you do not divulge your password to anyone. You the consumer are ultimately responsible for the security of your MDansby Name and password.
How you can correct any inaccuracies in the information

MDansby believes strongly in providing you with the ability to access and edit the personal information that you have provided to us. To update the information retained about you, or to deactivate your account, please visit the WebSite Contol Panel.

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