Multiple devices, disparate data sources, and high data volumes can overwhelm forensics experts but a smarter workflow strategy could go a long way to easing the task of investigators.
Lisa Bailey summarizes how investigative workflows can be made faster and more efficient in this article published in Nuix.com:
TRIAGE, TRIAGE, TRIAGE!
As well as reducing the number of irrelevant items you must search through, triaging digital evidence sources minimizes the volume of data you must retain and helps you to identify key evidence.
CREATE SCALABLE, EFFICIENT SOFTWARE WORKFLOWS
Be more efficient in how deep you go into data to get to the evidence, balancing the need to ensure no critical data has been missed with the urgency of getting it into the hands of the people who need to see it.
AUTOMATE FOR ADVANTAGE
Nuix helps you streamline and automate investigative workflows and processes, removing repetitive tasks while insuring court defensibility through consistency and compliance with international standards. You can automate OCR and flag responsive material based on keywords or hashes, extract entities, and visualize them in a dashboard.
GO FASTER AT SCALE
Speed needn’t be at the expense of missing important data. Apply parallel and distributed processing to make efficient use of available resources and hardware.
TEAMWORK SOLVES INVESTIGATIONS
Enable collaboration by giving investigators, analysts, and reviewers access to the data, with access controls to ensure they are only seeing what’s appropriate to their roles and responsibilities.
Most investigators use knowledge gained in previous cases to help inform their thinking on new cases—for example, by recognizing an email address or vehicle registration that can be the critical link between seemingly disparate investigations. Nuix can help with its ability to identify and extract potentially relevant artifacts and entities to quickly help see how the pieces come together.