About MD5 and What We Do
Founded in 2003 by a former Head of the Digital Forensics Unit of the National Crime Squad, MD5 LTD is a UK leading provider of Digital Forensic & eDiscovery services. Our digital investigation services are widely used by various organisations including corporate businesses, law enforcement and government agencies, the legal sector, forensic accountants and insolvency practitioners.
MD5’s forensic laboratory continues to investigate the business world’s ever-changing digital environment. As a result, this allows our experts to discover reliable evidence from the investigation of Computers, Mobile Devices, Cloud Data and Internet activity.
MD5 aim to provide a service that is thorough and affordable. Our team of dedicated experts will work with you, whatever the job, to establish the facts from digital media.
Our extensive range of services include the following:
- Computer Forensics
- Mobile Phone Forensic
- Social Media Forensics
- eDisclosure (eDiscovery)
- On Site Search and Seizure
- Registered Expert Witness
- Cell Site Analysis
- Data recovery
MD5 expertise lies in the ability to recover data from a wide range of primary storage devices, interpret complex data and then present the evidence in a clear format to establish legal facts for court or attending as expert witnesses. This allows us to provide expert Digital Forensic Services tailored to the needs of our clientele.
A digital forensic investigation often identifies a large volume of suspect documents and emails. MD5’s eForensics approach combines our expertise in digital forensics, data analytics and electronic review tools, enabling our commercial clients to recover evidence from a mountain of data in significantly shorter timescales.
MD5’s eDisclosure service provides our clients with proportionate, defensible outcomes for everyday as well as complex commercial cases. Our experienced eDisclosure team helps our clients to meet the challenge of the increasing volumes of data stored in computers, mobile devices, and the Cloud.
We advise on cost-effective eDisclosure strategies to detect evidence with minimum disruption to the business. As a Result, our advanced data analytics software eliminates unnecessary data to identify the relevant documents. This considerably reduces the volume of documents going forward to review.
Reviewers with little experience of eDisclosure find our online review platform intuitive and easy to use. State of the art technology assisted review (TAR) and predictive coding technologies provide the power to deal with high volumes of documents.
MD5 are an approved Supplier to Crown Commercial Services Framework Agreement RM3717 for End-to-End eDisclosure Services.
Virtual Forensic Computing (VFC)
MD5 is regarded as a leader in Digital Forensic Software development and creators of the world Renowned Software – Virtual Forensic Computing (VFC). VFC is the most significant breakthrough in Computer Forensics within the last ten years developed by MD5 LTD for use in every computer forensic investigation worldwide.
As a result, Virtual Forensic Computing software is often considered an essential tool for Forensic Investigators. It allows for seamless recreation of a virtual crime scene using the original evidence.
Our Virtual Forensic Computing software uses VMware’s Workstation Player or Workstation Pro and Virtual Disk Development Kit (VDDK), combined with image mounting tools to replicate the subject’s desktop in a virtual environment in no time.
Virtual Forensic Computing 5 (VFC5) is a more powerful and faster version of VFC. This new, next-generation product contains a number of enhanced, improved and brand new features which have been requested for development by our valued customers.
Our highest priority is placed on cyber and data security, giving our clients peace of mind when conducting an eForensics investigation or eDisclosure exercise. ISO 27001 certification for Data Security and Cyber Essentials Plus ensure that our cyber security systems have been tested to the highest standards by an external certifying body to verify:
- Boundary firewalls and internet gateways
- Secure configuration
- Access control
- Malware protection
- Patch management
All employees have Security Clearance (SC). They have experience in dealing with sensitive cases and undergo expert witness training for court attendance.
Working with MD5 is an Absolute Pleasure.Sarah Jane - THE TECH GROUP