Accelerating Evidence Analysis: An Investigator’s Take On The Advantages Of Media Acquisition From Detego Global

The rapid proliferation of digital devices in the modern world has profoundly impacted the digital investigation landscape. Studies show that digital evidence is crucial in around 90% of all criminal cases today*. Throughout my career as a Forensic Examiner, I’ve witnessed how the digital transformation era has created new challenges for investigators.

Building a court-ready case now requires capturing and analysing vital data from many sources, including computers, laptops, mobile phones, removable media, memory cards, and drones. This process is not only complex but also incredibly time-consuming. As a result, most digital investigators have been overwhelmed with growing case backlogs caused by inefficient data extraction and analytical tools.

The Detego Media Acquisition tool has been a game-changer for me and many lab-based investigators I’ve collaborated with. It empowers investigators to harness the power of digital transformation, eliminating backlogs with extraordinary speed and precision.

With Detego Media Acquisition, investigators can streamline their workflows, quickly identifying and extracting critical evidence from a wide range of digital devices. As the digital landscape evolves, investigators need to have access to cutting-edge tools like this to combat crime and ensure justice is served effectively.

Features for Streamlined Investigations

  • Rapid data acquisition from multiple devices:  Media Acquisition enables simultaneous data capture from removable media, computers, hard drives, and more, allowing for comprehensive investigations in minimal time.
  • Instant insights: Investigators can make quick, on-the-spot decisions with live insights powered by a patented red-green-amber alert system. This helps investigators to quickly triage devices submitted to the lab and pinpoint ones with data relevant to investigations without having to run time-consuming data extractions and analysis on all devices submitted. 
  • Live views of logical data: Media Acquisition provides live views of logical data as it streams into the platform, ensuring investigators can make on the spot decisions, even while a data extraction is currently underway. 
  • Recovery of deleted data: Media Acquisition has powerful carving capabilities built into it. These carving tools help investigative teams to easily recover deleted data and access critical insights that would have gone unnoticed. 
  • Automation: Integrated automation capabilities allow investigators to automate analytics based on pre-defined criteria, reducing the investigation workload. 
  • User-friendly interface: Media Acquisition’s simple and intuitive interface and guided menus help investigators quickly analyse multiple devices in one go and use advanced inspection tools to view target file trees before extraction, streamlining the investigation process. 

Get in touch with me for a free trial or a quick demonstration of Media Acquisition’s transformative capabilities.


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Written by Matthew Partridge – Technical Sales Engineer: UK and Europe

Matt Partridge leverages his technical prowess and practical investigative experience to empower clients in the law enforcement, military and corporate sectors. Having conducted digital forensic investigations for UK law enforcement teams and corporations, Matt has developed a deep understanding of the real-world challenges faced by investigators.

He collaborates with clients and partners to tailor solutions that meet unique needs of customers in Europe and beyond.

*Source: National Police Chiefs’ Council (UK)

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