Data Quality and Quantity – How to Get the Best of Both Worlds, Part 1 | By Heather Mahalik

April 3, 2020

Data Quality and Quantity – How to Get the Best of Both Worlds, Part 1

Do Other Tools Really Parse More Information?

Working a mobile forensic investigation can be time-consuming as data is literally everywhere, device sizes are increasing, and our level of access is growing. Most of us leverage commercial tools to aid in our investigations, which means we need to ensure the tools are showing accurate information and not polluting our investigation with duplicates and nonsensical data.

My question for you, however, is how do you know what you can trust?

For nearly 11 years, I have primarily focused on mobile investigations. I have worked with many tools, (both commercial and open-source), created data sets, developed scripts, provided instruction on mobile forensics, and developed my own methodologies and reasoning for the tools I use.

If you know, me, you know I’m a fan of digging deeper and validating your tools and their parsed artifacts. Why? Because no tool is perfect and because mobile is constantly changing.

This blog series will focus on key areas that you should look at closely. In the series we’ll be answering key questions....

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