Mining for Metadata
What is metadata and how can it help you? Metadata is descriptive information about a file, which is embedded within the file itself. It describes the who (application specific information), what (permissions), when (date and times) and where (locations where content is stored) of data and possibly other information depending on the operating environment that created the metadata. Metadata often includes file type, last access date, creation date, last modified date, GPS information and so much more.
Metadata: Your Smoking Gun
We at Capsicum have seen many cases in which metadata is the smoking gun in determining the truth of a claim. Our experts collect, preserve and analyze metadata to help prove, disprove, corroborate and highlight digital activity. Capsicum has the expertise to forensically investigate, report, and testify in a legally accepted court approved manner.