By Joe Bartling, Bartling Forensic LLC Lately, many of our forensic cases include a social media and/or social networking component and its easy to see why. Many organizations, including corporations, Government agencies, non-profits, and medium and small businesses now allow some use of social media in the workplace, and some allow BYOD (Bring … Continue reading Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, YouTube and the New Era of Social Media Forensics
By Joe Bartling, Bartling Forensic LLC On a recent case, a client, a non-profit organization, had a dilemma. An article had appeared in an online newspaper disparaging the newly installed president of the organization. It was clear from the article, and its distribution, that the author of the article, and whomever was behind it, intended … Continue reading Who Wrote It? Determining Authorship using Electronic Document Forensic Techniques
By Joe Bartling, Bartling Forensic LLC Bartling Forensic uses an innovative approach across the entire EDRM lifecycle to deliver case-specific outcomes quickly at a cost far lower than E-Discovery vendors who charge for case data “by the GB” at every stage in the process. No more “Per GB charges” at each and every stage of … Continue reading Effectively Manage E-Discovery Costs: No more bites of the Apple please!
By Joe Bartling, Bartling Forensic LLC Many companies have absolutely no idea how much electronically stored information (ESI) is resident in their firm at any given point in time, much less how much of it might be subject to, or relevant to, a particular investigation or litigation. Certainly, the firm wants to employ “best practices” … Continue reading Preparing Your Company’s ESI for Impending Litigation
By Joe Bartling, Bartling Forensic LLC My recent article on The Enron Data Set – Where Did It Come From? got me to thinking that I should share some of the other experiences I’ve had supporting litigating attorneys and their E-Discovery challenges over the years. Here’s one from the early days. During 1992, as a … Continue reading E-Discovery and Litigation Support Technology in 1992 – A Personal Story
By Joe Bartling, Bartling Forensic LLC A few years ago, my firm was engaged by a company’s law firm in response to a Congressional investigation. The matter required us to identify, preserve, and collect custodial electronic evidence among all of the senior leaders of the company. One of our custodians, the Head of Global Security … Continue reading Collecting and Processing “For Your Eyes Only” Electronic Evidence
By Joe Bartling, Bartling Forensic LLC In the E-Discovery industry, the Enron Data Set has become the “industry standard” corpus for E-Discovery technology providers, scientists, and researchers for a variety of reasons. In 2004, Carnegie Mellon researchers Bryan Klimt and Yiming Yang published a paper about the Enron data set, describing it as “a large … Continue reading The Enron Data Set – Where Did It Come From?
We still see it. The custodian list has been prepared. The Exchange administrators have dutifully responded with a fresh DVD or hard drive full of custodian PST files. Life is good. The electronic evidence or litigation support analyst takes the DVD/hard drive and starts running the PST files through the processing engine of his choice, … Continue reading The pesky Microsoft Outlook 2GB PST file limit, forensically speaking