• December 2016
    The Oliver Group Offers Mobile Phone/Tablet Remote Collection Kits
  • March 2015
    The Oliver Group Offers Experienced, Proactive and Reactive Solutions for Intellectual Property Theft Investigations
  • February 2015
    The Oliver Group Offers On-Site Full eDiscovery Processing – From Collection to TIFF
  • September 2014
    The Oliver Group eliminates travel time charges to Washington, D.C.
  • December 2013
    The Oliver Group Provides Defensible Collection of Social Media Data, Website Content and Webmail
  • October 2013
    The Oliver Group Helps Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Medical Device Companies Navigate Through ESI for Litigation
  • July 2013
    The Oliver Group assists international companies with their discoveries related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
  • March 2013
    The Oliver Group Offers a Secure, Cost-Effective Option for Media and Data Storage
  • February 2013
    The Oliver Group Provides e-Discovery Services to Global Financial Services Firms as Part of the Financial Services Authority LIBOR Investigations
  • December 2012
    The Oliver Group Expands Expertise in Mobile Forensic Collections
  • November 2012
    The Oliver Group Announces Addition of Partner/Vice President of Data Acquisition and Forensics
  • October 2012
    The Oliver Group Announces Proven and Highly Defensible Capabilities in Remote Collection
  • September 2012
    The Oliver Group - Unrivaled Global Experts in Defensible Data Acquisition & Forensic Analysis

Current Press Releases

December 2016

The Oliver Group Offers First to Market with Mobile Phone/Tablet Remote Collection Kits

 

The Oliver Group (TOG), an internationally recognized leader in on-site electronic discovery, data acquisition, forensics, media restoration and data conversion services, announces expanded service offerings related to remote collections of mobile phones, tablets and other portable devices

 

The need for the ability to forensically collect data from cell phones, tablets and other mobile devices remotely has become a frequent requirement in the litigation support field. Client cost concerns, timelines and busy custodian schedules allow TOG to approach remote forensic data collection of mobile devices from multiple custodians across several locations, one-off custodians, or those in very remote locations, in an effort to minimize the impact of travel expenses on a project.

 

TOG’s remote collection process is performed by highly qualified TOG Experts using a self-contained mobile kit including necessary technology equipped with mobile phone forensic collection capabilities. Once the kit is connected to the network, the custodian, IT or approved representative will plug the mobile device into the kit utilizing the cabling provided by TOG., TOG expert performs the collection via a remote session. TOG’s remote collection methodology can be used for the creation of full forensic images or the acquisition of targeted data sets using the same defensible solutions employed for on-site collections.

 

“The high demand of remote collections of Apple devices like iPhones, iPads as well as Samsung Galaxies, and other phones and tablets, has allowed us to seamlessly provide remote and forensic mobile phone eDiscovery services efficiently with the same defensible approach our clients have become accustomed to over the last 19 years.” – Dean M. Felicetti – Partner/Licensed Private Investigator

 

March 2015

The Oliver Group Offers Experienced, Proactive and Reactive Solutions for Intellectual Property Theft Investigations

CONNECTICUT – US – LONDON – UK: The Oliver Group (TOG), an internationally recognized leader in electronic discovery, data acquisition, media restoration and data conversion services, announces expanded service offerings related to Intellectual Property (IP) theft investigations.

The investigation of IP Theft has become all too common. International industrial espionage is on the rise, employee turnover remains a constant concern and competitive industries are always seeking an edge. Disgruntled employees or those considering "greener pastures" often target client lists, patent information, engineering specifications, product designs, pharmaceutical data, source code and other proprietary information before leaving a company. The need to have a proactive and/or reactive option for addressing issues related to information theft, misuse, abuse and redistribution is crucial. These investigations can take place during the employee separation process or in response to a suspected event. TOG has many years of experience in this area and regularly addresses the needs of international organizations with a defensible and practical approach to investigating IP Theft of all types, at all levels.

Using a variety of tools, procedures and strategies, certified TOG examiners can establish a story and time table surrounding a suspected event and report their findings in a factual, functional and logical format. Initial phases of these investigations focus on developing an understanding of the scope of user access to data, the components that constitute their actual computing environment, and the elements that would define appropriate and inappropriate computer use on a per user basis. With this information, TOG experts can employ either a standardized or customized approach to forensic analysis that will yield fact-based results that can clarify suspected events as either misunderstandings or indicate wrong-doing.

“Seeing the shift of increasing IP theft requests from clients, as well as the addition of our robust on-site eDiscovery offerings has allowed us to seamlessly provide IP investigations and forensic eDiscovery services efficiently with the same defensible approach our clients have become accustomed to over the last 18 years.” – Dean M. Felicetti – Partner/Licensed Private Investigator

About The Oliver Group

The Oliver Group is an independently owned, internationally recognized leader in electronic discovery and compliance related services. TOG provides expert services in data acquisition, forensic analysis, media/tape restoration, and electronic discovery consulting and processing. Our consultative approach, flexible solutions, expert personnel, and defensible processes have led to our clients turning to us for highly complex, large volume and company critical matters. We provide our services on a global basis from our US headquarters in Connecticut and our European Union office in London. Our services provide unique value across segments and are packaged for corporations, law firms, and our channel partner network. For more than a decade, The Oliver Group has effectively managed some of the most significant litigation and compliance matters around the world.

February 2015

The Oliver Group Offers On-Site Full eDiscovery Processing – From Collection to TIFF

CONNECTICUT – US – LONDON – UK: The Oliver Group (TOG), an internationally recognized leader in electronic discovery, data acquisition, media restoration and data conversion services, announces expanded service offerings related to on-site eDiscovery processing capabilities.

In response to client demand, TOG has invested in a cost-effective, secure, high-performance, defensible solution that allows for on-site data processing. Among other things, the solution allows for searching, OCR, deduplication, deNIST’ing, metadata/text extractions, imaging (TIFF), Bates stamping and load file creation. These services have been successfully provided during multiple engagements to international law firms, channel partners, corporations and government entities.

This global service offering directly integrates with existing on-site digital forensic collection and tape media restoration services offered by TOG. Capabilities in each area are incredibly diverse, capable of addressing very unique situations and are managed by highly-qualified, experienced litigation support experts. This integration helps to streamline the data preservation and processing stages of a project into a single effort that facilitates the rapid flow of data to review.

Complementing this service offering are a number of growth trends within the organization in the areas of human and technical resource investments. These enhancements have allowed the organization to rapidly respond to client needs for international eDiscovery engagements of all sizes and requirements.

“Due to our rapidly increasing eDiscovery requests from clients, we are pleased to add a robust on-site eDiscovery offering to our suite of dynamic services. This offering represents exciting growth for our organization as we continue our excellent reputation as a cutting-edge, defensible eDiscovery service provider with over 18 years of experience.” – Dean M. Felicetti – Partner/Licensed Private Investigator

About The Oliver Group

The Oliver Group is an independently owned, internationally recognized leader in electronic discovery and compliance related services. TOG provides expert services in data acquisition, forensic analysis, media/tape restoration, and electronic discovery consulting and processing. Our consultative approach, flexible solutions, expert personnel, and defensible processes have led to our clients turning to us for highly complex, large volume and company critical matters. We provide our services on a global basis from our US headquarters in Connecticut and our European Union office in London. Our services provide unique value across segments and are packaged for corporations, law firms, and our channel partner network. For more than a decade, The Oliver Group has effectively managed some of the most significant litigation and compliance matters around the world.

September 2014

The Oliver Group Eliminates Travel Time Charges in Additional Areas

CONNECTICUT – US – LONDON – UK: The Oliver Group (TOG), an internationally recognized leader in data acquisition, media restoration, conversion, and electronic discovery services announces expanded services and growth in their Data Acquisition and Forensic (DAF) team, allowing for immediate client savings.

Due in part to TOG's increased presence in northeast law firms, channel partners, corporations and city agencies, TOG will no longer be charging for travel time in Washington D.C., in addition to New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Jersey.

The immediate impact has already presented itself, allowing for TOG’s continued professional and defensible DAF services, while providing an efficient, cost effective solution to travel related expenses.

The demand for TOG’s DAF services, coupled with increased staff, presence and infrastructure allows for the immediate cost savings back to the client. TOG’s DAF team helps small- to large-sized Corporations, Law Firms and Channel Partners to be more efficient with their data acquisition and supervisory collection requirements, which ultimately provides better budgetary spend accuracy and helps the client fulfill their Litigation Support request needs. TOG employs several custom and standardized collection methodologies catered to their clients’ requirements. Examples include EnCase, LogiCube, FTK, bootable Linux-based utilities, Solo Image Masster appliances, proprietary collection tools, Apple Macintosh specific products, or Senior Supervisory Professional Services.

“Due to our increasingly significant DAF presence, growth and advancements, we are pleased to extend our removal of related travel time charges to our clients in Washington, D.C. Our clients will continue to receive, EnCE, CCE, CFE, and ACE certified Forensic Experts as part of The Oliver Group’s continued professional and defensible DAF support”.

– Dean M. Felicetti – Partner/Licensed Private Investigator

About The Oliver Group


The Oliver Group is an independently owned, internationally recognized leader in electronic discovery and compliance related services. TOG provides expert services in data acquisition, forensic analysis, media/tape restoration and electronic discovery consulting and processing. Our consultative approach, flexible solutions, expert personnel and defensible processes have led to our clients turning to us for highly complex, large volume and company critical matters. We provide our services on a global basis from our US headquarters in Connecticut and our European Union office in London. Our services provide unique value across segments and are packaged for corporations, law firms and our channel partner network. For more than fifteen years, The Oliver Group has effectively managed some of the most significant litigation and compliance matters around the world.

December 2013

The Oliver Group Provides Defensible Collection of Social Media Data, Website Content and Webmail

CONNECTICUT – US – LONDON – UK: The Oliver Group (TOG), an internationally recognized leader in data acquisition, media restoration, conversion and early stage electronic discovery services, announces the implementation and success of their unrivaled Social Media and Website Discovery Data Acquisition and Forensic (DAF) Collection Service currently employed from both their US and UK offices.

TOG, in conjunction with legal, IT, risk, data acquisition, forensics and media restoration teams, is currently providing this forensic service from both of their US and UK locations to several large corporations in various industries, such as financial services, legal, pharmaceutical, energy and many others. Legal teams have seen a great increase by courts to produce defensible evidence from social media, websites and web-based email, and TOG can support these demands in a forensic manner. TOG Experts have been successfully collecting data from Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, as well as many types of web-based email platforms and content from various websites.

“We (TOG) have already achieved great successes for our international clients with global DAF discovery services with assorted degrees of complexity. Having the ability to forensically collect and preserve critical metadata not possible through image capture has proven to be another success for our clients.” - Dean Felicetti, Co-Founder and Partner at The Oliver Group.


TOG’s high quality and efficient processes allow for the expedient delivery of responsive, sound data which saves clients time, effort and ultimately, the charge of lofty fines. TOG’s Experts welcome the opportunity to further discuss how TOG provides the best possible solutions and to speak to our international DAF collection related successes.

About The Oliver Group


The Oliver Group is an independently owned, internationally recognized leader in electronic discovery and compliance related services. TOG provides expert services in data acquisition, forensic analysis, media/tape restoration and electronic discovery consulting and processing. Our consultative approach, flexible solutions, expert personnel and defensible processes have led to our clients turning to us for highly complex, large volume and company critical matters. We provide our services on a global basis from our US headquarters in Connecticut and our European Union office in London. Our services provide unique value across segments and are packaged for corporations, law firms and our channel partner network. For more than fifteen years, The Oliver Group has effectively managed some of the most significant litigation and compliance matters around the world.

October 2013

The Oliver Group Helps Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology/Medical Device Companies Navigate Through ESI for Litigation

CONNECTICUT & NEW YORK, US and LONDON, UK - Although many corporations in highly regulated environments are often asked to produce ESI (electronically stored information) for audit or litigation purposes, none pose quite the same challenges the pharmaceutical/biotechnology/medical device industry face during a request for ESI.


Enormous amounts of diverse data types are generated from laboratory, clinical and manufacturing settings from these types of global R&D (research and development) environments. Regulatory requirements and ICH-GCP Guidelines (International Conference on Harmonization Good Clinical Practice) dictate that records/data must be retained for years after a product is no longer in development (think decades). HIPAA regulations require that administrative, technical and physical safeguards must be in place to protect the privacy of patient/subject information at all times. Legal holds are not uncommon. Mergers and acquisitions are extensive. And, as with all R&D environments, protecting intellectual property and patent information is crucial.


The Oliver Group (TOG) has a vast amount of experience supporting ESI requests for large, global pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies with their forensic services, ESI restoration and processing. TOG brings focused expertise that ensures a defensible, comprehensive and consistent approach to the management, restoration and delivery of data at issue in discovery. TOG is Safe Harbor certified and TOG’s international service offerings include:


• Data Acquisition & Forensic Analysis
• Supervisory Collections
• Media (Tape) Restoration & Conversion
• Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Investigations
• Data Preservation
• Data Filtering, Culling & Searching
• Native and TIFF Production, Hosting and Review
• Litigation & Compliance Readiness
• Consulting & Project Management

“We (TOG) have achieved great successes for our international Pharmaceutical clients with our ICH-GCP related electronic discovery services. These cases have varying degrees of complexity and exposure. We (TOG) are currently working with a targeted International Pharma firm, distinct to an FCPA / ICH-GCP investigation, in reducing levied fines by providing defensible, responsive data, which spans through all business units including research, medical devices and biotechnology. We (TOG) are assisting this firm globally, including Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa.” – Dean Felicetti, Co-Founder and Partner at The Oliver Group

About The Oliver Group

The Oliver Group is an independently owned, internationally recognized leader in electronic discovery and compliance related services. TOG provides expert services in data acquisition, forensic analysis, media/tape restoration and electronic discovery consulting and processing. Our consultative approach, flexible solutions, expert personnel and defensible processes have led to our clients turning to us for highly complex, large volume and company critical matters. We provide our services on a global basis from our US headquarters in Connecticut and our European Union office in London. Our services provide unique value across segments and are packaged for corporations, law firms and our channel partner network. For more than a decade, The Oliver Group has effectively managed some of the most significant litigation and compliance matters around the world.

July 2013

The Oliver Group Assists with FCPA Discovery Related Activities

CONNECTICUT – US – LONDON – UK - The following documents have been prepared to provide a summary of the FCPA related services and controls in place at The Oliver Group (“TOG”). The following outlines various procedures TOG employs to securely manage client data and mitigate risk of exposure and spoliation pertaining to the SEC's FCPA related investigations.

TOG FCPA Services

TOG Involvement with FCPA and UK Bribery Act

About The Oliver Group

The Oliver Group is an independently owned, internationally recognized leader in electronic discovery and compliance related services. TOG provides expert services in data acquisition, forensic analysis, media/tape restoration and electronic discovery consulting and processing. Our consultative approach, flexible solutions, expert personnel and defensible processes have led to our clients turning to us for highly complex, large volume and company critical matters. We provide our services on a global basis from our US headquarters in Connecticut and our European Union office in London. Our services provide unique value across segments and are packaged for corporations, law firms and our channel partner network. For more than a decade, The Oliver Group has effectively managed some of the most significant litigation and compliance matters around the world.

March 2013

The Oliver Group Offers a Secure, Cost-Effective Option for Media and Data Storage

CONNECTICUT – US – LONDON – UK - The Oliver Group, an internationally recognized leader in global forensic data acquisition, media restoration, litigation preparedness and early stage electronic discovery services, offers a secure, cost-effective option for media and data storage.

When it comes to storing data, many companies utilize a tape backup system that stores critical information, including email, shared drives, departmental folders and crucial compliance documents from company servers onto backup tapes in the event of a disaster (fire, flood, etc.), business continuity or disk failure. Single backup tapes can hold anywhere from gigabytes to terabytes and are critical in ensuring business continuity. Is your company utilizing backup tape and if so, are they kept in a secure location?

“Too often we read about big box, large backup tape management companies losing their clients’ backup tapes. From large financial institutions to military and most recently governmental these backup tape storage companies have put their clients’ data at risk. Understanding our Experts not only testify to the way we handle the physical media, but the logical data as well keeps our clients’ tapes and data safe and under strict management, putting them and their teams at ease.” – Dean Felicetti – Co-Founder and Partner of The Oliver Group.

The Oliver Group (TOG) offers a highly secure, competitively-priced media storage solution with their state-of-the-art media vault. TOG’s securely managed media vault is located on the premises at their headquarters in Pawcatuck, CT where three shifts operate ensuring added security.

TOG’s media vault is temperature and humidity controlled as well as fire resistive. TOG ensures security through added measures like intrusion detection, camera/video surveillance and fire detection. Access to the media vault is tightly controlled with only select personnel having access via key card and entrance code. Upon receipt of media, TOG ensures security and integrity of clients’ data by physically inspecting media, creating a catalog of the shipment’s contents and recording any documentation or details included within the shipment (bag and tag). This documentation (also called chain-of-custody) is provided to the client and the process is defensible and can be testified to. TOG also manages safe transportation of client media in locked transport containers designed for secure media handling to and from the premises by bonded/insured and if required, armed couriers.

About The Oliver Group

The Oliver Group is an independently owned, internationally recognized leader in electronic discovery and compliance related services. TOG provides expert services in data acquisition, forensic analysis, media/tape restoration and electronic discovery consulting and processing. Our consultative approach, flexible solutions, expert personnel and defensible processes have led to our clients turning to us for highly complex, large volume and company critical matters. We provide our services on a global basis from our US headquarters in Connecticut and our European Union office in London. Our services provide unique value across segments and are packaged for corporations, law firms and our channel partner network. For more than a decade, The Oliver Group has effectively managed some of the most significant litigation and compliance matters around the world.

February 2013

The Oliver Group Provides e-Discovery Services to Global Financial Services Firms as Part of the Financial Services Authority LIBOR Investigations

CONNECTICUT – US – LONDON – UK - The Oliver Group (TOG), an internationally recognized leader in forensics, data acquisition, media restoration, conversion and early stage electronic discovery services, announces the design, implementation and successful launch of their LIBOR e-Discovery Service offering for Global Financial Service Firms.

The Oliver Group, working in conjunction with several Global Financial Services firms, is currently providing the following expertise to several lenders in preparation and defense of the Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) LIBOR Investigation: Data Acquisition and Forensics (targeted, supervisory role, assessments, interviews, identification, preservation, etc.) Media Related Services (cataloging, indexing, remediation, restoration, etc.) Data Conversions (GroupWise, Lotus Notes, Exchange, Mainframe, AS400, eVault, journal data, etc.) Electronic Data Discovery (de-nist, deduplicate, keyword search, date range filter, data identification, complex processing, etc.) Professional LIBOR Expert Services (process review, litigation preparedness, LIBOR support, expertise, etc.) TOG’s offerings also cover investigations related to probes by the US Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies.

“We (TOG) have achieved great successes for our international clients with our LIBOR related electronic discovery services. The cases have varying degrees of complexity and exposure. We (TOG) are most recently working with a FSA targeted UK Financial Services Firm, distinct to a LIBOR investigation, in reducing levied fines, by providing defensible, responsive data, which spans through all business units including retail, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management globally, including Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa.” says Dean Felicetti Co-Founder and Partner at The Oliver Group.

The Oliver Group's professional, experienced, and efficient process allows for the expedient delivery of responsive, sound data which save firms time, effort and ultimately the charge of lofty fines. A TOG expert would welcome the opportunity to speak with you about their FSA LIBOR related successes and their standing business references.

About The Oliver Group

The Oliver Group is an independently owned, internationally recognized leader in electronic discovery and compliance related services. TOG provides expert services in data acquisition, forensic analysis, media/tape restoration and electronic discovery consulting and processing. Our consultative approach, flexible solutions, expert personnel and defensible processes have led to our clients turning to us for highly complex, large volume and company critical matters. We provide our services on a global basis from our US headquarters in Connecticut and our European Union office in London. Our services provide unique value across segments and are packaged for corporations, law firms and our channel partner network. For more than a decade, The Oliver Group has effectively managed some of the most significant litigation and compliance matters around the world.

December 2012

The Oliver Group Expands Expertise in Mobile Forensic Collections

PAWCATUCK, CT and LONDON, UK -- The Oliver Group, an internationally recognized leader in global forensic data acquisition, media restoration, conversion and early stage electronic discovery services, announces their expansion into best-in-class defensible mobile Forensic Collection methodologies.

When it comes to mobile devices (Smartphones, feature phones, portable GPS devices, tablets, etc.), attempting to forensically extract and analyze multiple and logical data types can be intimidating. There are thousands of types of mobile devices along with multiple types of data (e.g., chat, email, bookmarks, web history, SIM data, OS content, cookies, notes, MMS, instant messages, Bluetooth, locations, journeys, GPS fixes, call logs, SMS text, contacts, Facebook data, etc.).

The Oliver Group (TOG) has a team of experts with unmatched capabilities in defensible mobile forensic collection endeavors. They possess proficiency in the most cutting-edge tools which enable them to extract and analyze data bit-for-bit in a comprehensive manner. Depending on the type of device, TOG’s experts can perform real-time decryption and decoding, physical and file system extraction that bypass user/pattern locks and the detection of existing and deleted data and passwords. They also utilize methodologies with read only functionality, ensuring that evidence from mobile devices is extracted in a forensically sound manner.

“Since pioneering cell phone data collection in 1997, The Oliver Group continues to enhance our expertise, methodologies and technical capabilities in defensible, mobile device forensic collections.” –Dean Felicetti – Co-Founder and Partner

Other types of resources TOG uses in mobile forensic collection include instant search capabilities, HEX viewers, customized reports, integration with Google earth/maps, open platform for python plugins, hash calculation, verification function, analysis tools, watch lists, timelines and a vast array of Smartphone 3rd party applications. For certain mobile phone devices, TOG also has the capabilities to identify a mobile phone at the start of an investigation, eliminating the need to open the phone, risking phone lock.

The Oliver Group was founded in 1997 and provides specialized e-discovery services to corporations, litigation support providers, and major law firms. TOG is a proven, reliable partner with extensive experience that includes some of the world's most publicized corporate legal actions of the last decade. Its U.S. headquarters is located in Connecticut and its European Union headquarters is located in London

November 2012

The Oliver Group Announces Addition of Partner/Vice President of Data Acquisition and Forensics

PAWCATUCK, CT and LONDON, UK -- The Oliver Group, an internationally recognized leader in global forensic data acquisition, media restoration, conversion and early stage electronic discovery services announces the addition of Kenneth Oliver as Partner and Vice President of Data Acquisition and Forensics.

As a senior technology professional, Ken brings over 15 years of electronic discovery and technical expertise to The Oliver Group, with an extensive background in litigation support, data forensics and enterprise systems. Ken joined The Oliver Group in 2011.

Over the past several years, Ken has managed forensic, global data acquisition and collection engagements for some of the largest and most highly publicized litigation cases in the world, including the management of expert teams on some of the largest international FCPA matters. Ken’s extensive experience also includes successfully managing numerous, large scale, complex and globally diverse forensic data projects in over 40 countries. His understanding of cultural differences in forensic data acquisition enables him to have a fundamental advantage in major global projects. In addition to his impressive project management expertise, Ken is also skilled in on-site and supervisory collections, tape restoration and disc imaging. "The addition of Ken only solidifies The Oliver Group's position as the industry leader in Data Acquisition, Forensic Analysis, Remote and Supervisory Collections.” – Dean M. Felicetti, Partner, Licensed Private Investigator.

About The Oliver Group


The Oliver Group is an independently owned, internationally recognized leader in electronic discovery and compliance related services. TOG provides expert services in data acquisition, forensic analysis, media/tape restoration, and electronic discovery consulting and processing. Our consultative approach, flexible solutions, expert personnel, and defensible processes have led to our clients turning to us for highly complex, large volume and company critical matters. We provide our services on a global basis from our US headquarters in Connecticut and our European Union office in London. Our services provide unique value across segments and are packaged for corporations, law firms, and our channel partner network. For more than a decade, The Oliver Group has effectively managed some of the most significant litigation and compliance matters around the world.

October 2012

The Oliver Group Announces Proven and Highly Defensible Capabilities in Remote Collection

The Oliver Group, an internationally recognized leader in global forensic data acquisition, media restoration, conversion and early stage electronic discovery services announces expertise in Remote Collection capabilities.

Collecting data in a defensible manner is not only crucial in preparing for litigation, but compulsory. Even companies that employ IT staff with the technical abilities in terms of personnel and equipment face significant drawbacks in self collection, because of a lack of proficiency and expertise in utilizing forensically sound, court-approved tools. Possessing this expertise, along with experience in supplying proven, defensible data collection and the ability to testify as an expert witness are essential to success in data acquisition.

At times, collecting data remotely is the best alternative to acquisitions performed on-site for various reasons. The Oliver Group (TOG) has exceptional, proven and highly defensible capabilities in Remote Collection.

Why TOG Remote Collection?

Remote collection is the best answer for various data acquisition and forensic analysis scenarios and reasons:

• data to be collected is for a small number of custodians from a remote office, state, region, city or country
• data was just acquired for 100 custodians and number 101 was just added
• budgetary constraints are eliminated by not having to incur travel costs in sending an expert to locations for a low number of custodians
• remote collection is efficient, economical and defensible

TOG’s Remote Collection Process

TOG has a rigorous remote collection process that is performed by the best in the industry. Upon execution of all contractual, chain-of-custody and evidence control documentation, a TOG Client Services Manager, along with one of TOG’s data acquisition and forensic analysis experts facilitate and manage the remote collection process. We provide secure, court-approved, industry proven encrypted hardware/software solutions with detailed step-by-step instructions, along with a certified TOG expert via phone support to manage the remote forensic acquisition effort.

TOG’s remote collection technologies and methodologies allow for full forensic images as well as targeted file, folder, mapped network paths and other custom tailored collections as needed by the client. TOG’s meticulous remote collection process supports acquisition and forensic analysis efforts from Windows, MAC and Linux (open) based file systems. TOG utilizes strict encryption policies from source to destination and delivery to receipt of forensically sound data at either their US or UK headquarters.

Post Remote Collection

Once the data has been remotely collected, TOG can provide an array of forensic discovery services at either their US or UK headquarters. TOG decrypts the delivery disk never altering metadata during the remote collection process lifecycle. TOG can perform a number of services such as recovery of deleted items, removal of system files, filtering by date range, searching by keyword and deduplication of data as requested by the client. TOG will also produce standard or custom reports on all projects. Report samples include USB utilization, file listings, etc. TOG experts provide forensic analysis to determine website viewing history, if peripherals were connected, data was “wiped” and if other web based email, cloud or other important technologies are /were prevalent on the machine.

Why The Oliver Group?

TOG has been providing global, defensible remote data acquisition and forensic analysis since 1997. TOG’s experts are highly qualified and considered unrivaled in the industry. TOG also has the proven ability and willingness to testify as an expert.

“The Oliver Group's defensible, secure and cost-effective remote collections capabilities allow clients a seamless and flexible solution to both national and international data acquisition and forensic projects.” – Dean Felicetti, Partner, Licensed Private Investigator


About The Oliver Group

The Oliver Group is an independently owned, internationally recognized leader in electronic discovery and compliance related services. TOG provides expert services in data acquisition, forensic analysis, media/tape restoration, and electronic discovery consulting and processing. Our consultative approach, flexible solutions, expert personnel, and defensible processes have led to our clients turning to us for highly complex, large volume and company critical matters. We provide our services on a global basis from our US headquarters in Connecticut and our European Union office in London. Our services provide unique value across segments and are packaged for corporations, law firms, and our channel partner network. For more than a decade, The Oliver Group has effectively managed some of the most significant litigation and compliance matters around the world.

September 2012

The Oliver Group - Unrivaled Global Experts in Defensible Data Acquisition & Forensic Analysis

The Oliver Group, (TOG) an internationally recognized leader in global forensic data acquisition and analysis, announces best-in-class team of experts in defensible data acquisition and forensic analysis.

Finding, recovering and acquiring data can be a complicated, but not impossible task.  Acquiring it in a defensible, expert manner in a global environment is a different story.

 

Ensuring electronic data is collected and processed in a forensically sound manner is crucial in preparing for litigation.  Possessing the expertise in developing comprehensive and stringent procedures for data acquisition is the first critical step in successful Electronically Stored Information (ESI) discovery.

 

Companies with large IT organizations that have the technical ability to collect data in terms of personnel and equipment face significant drawbacks in self collection.  Companies need to carefully consider if their IT staff has:

 

  • proficiency in the latest forensically sound data acquisition tools
  • true expertise in defensible collection with proven examples
  • prior success with incorporating project-specific solutions to large scale global collections
  • a solid grasp of cultural differences in data acquisition
  • industry certifications (CCE, ACE, MCSE: Security, CompTIA Security+, etc.)
  • Safe Harbor certification
  • ability to decipher and advise on various types of country-specific legal requirements
  • unsurpassed experience in developing data collection and forensic methodologies
  • proven ability and willingness to testify as an expert witness

The Oliver Group (TOG) has an unrivaled team of experts with proven experience in performing a wide variety of global data acquisition efforts and forensic analysis. TOG’s team of experts carefully tailors each project’s needs by working closely with clients to identify the goals of the investigation and always keeps in constant communication as analysis progresses.

 

TOG employs various, court approved, industry-standard and proprietary methodologies to discover if data and/or equipment may have been accessed, deleted, misappropriated or otherwise mismanaged.  By developing detailed information about the data, equipment, its use (or misuse) and individuals responsible, we uncover the facts.

 

Through questionnaires, interviews and system analysis, our experts can target the highest priority data sources at the earliest stage of the process, all while performing these tasks in a cost-effective manner.

 

TOG’s experts have performed a wide variety of data acquisition and forensic analysis projects in over 40 countries including Azerbaijan, Egypt, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Sweden. We understand cultural differences in data acquisition and forensic analysis efforts and consider this to be one of our strongest assets. On every engagement, TOG reviews Safe Harbor requirements, privacy and regulatory requirements and local law to incorporate the most appropriate strategy with the team. 

 

At the conclusion of the analysis, a comprehensive report is produced for each forensic analysis task, including the analysis objectives, results and recommendations for further assessment.

 

"Its easy to certify people in various Data Acquisition and Forensics tools and programs, but The Oliver Group truly hires International Industry Experts that provide defensible, objective and expert testimony services to every level of DAF services, from the interview process to collection, extraction, analysis and culling of target responsive data for Litigation, Compliance, Disaster Recovery and Regulatory requirements"– Dean M. Felicetti – Partner/Licensed Private Investigator

About The Oliver Group

The Oliver Group is an independently owned, internationally recognized leader in electronic discovery and compliance related services. TOG provides expert services in data acquisition, forensic analysis, media/tape restoration, and electronic discovery consulting and processing. Our consultative approach, flexible solutions, expert personnel, and defensible processes have led to our clients turning to us for global, highly complex, large volume and company critical matters. We provide our services on a global basis from our US headquarters in Connecticut and our European Union office in London. Our services provide unique value across segments and are packaged for corporations, law firms, and our channel partner network. For more than a decade, The Oliver Group has effectively managed some of the most significant litigation and compliance matters around the world.

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