Every investigation starts looking for a needle in a haystack. However, the hardest part of finding that needle is to know if that data is possible in the first place from the source you are looking for it in. When you look at a digital investigation you can look in three primary data sources for information a computer, a smartphone, or the cloud. No matter which area you look you must adjust your expectation of the data to match what you are looking for. We will review the three primary data sources about popular digital evidence to include social media, messaging, and email. Each of these data stores can bring you closer to finding a needle in the haystack with the right expectation of the data.
CEO & Founder, Paraben Corporation
Over the past three decades, Ms. Schroader has been a driving force for innovation in digital forensics. Ms. Schroader has developed numerous software programs, courses, and guides in the areas of recovering data from smartphones, computer hard drives, cloud, email, and gaming systems. Ms. Schroader’s established protocols for the seizure and processing of digital evidence that has been used by numerous organizations throughout the world. Ms. Schroader has coined the concept of the “360-degree approach to digital forensics” and “Forensics of Everything-FoE” with her focus to unique problems in digital evidence and solutions. Ms. Schroader has been a huge industry influence in pushing for a big-picture consideration of the digital evidence. Ms. Schroader continues to support through book contributions and other industry speaking engagements.