How to Extract More Phones Faster: 5 steps to make the most out of your time in the DFU

As technology permeates almost every facet of human activity, the relevance of digital devices to criminal and civil investigations follows suit. 

At the same time, digital forensic teams everywhere still find themselves going head-to-head with the challenges galvanized by these new technological advancements. The amount of data to sift through, thousands of devices in backlogs, increasingly complex encryption, lack of trained professionals to keep up with the hardships of the industry, and never enough hours in a day to get everything done – these are but a few of the uphill battles forensic experts are currently fighting. 

Much of it boils down to one thing. Time. 

Digital forensic investigators find themselves in a race to uncover truths fast and reliably – and that can be a monumental undertaking.  

In this guide, we will walk through the five steps that can help streamline workflows, increase productivity, and reduce the growing backlog of forensic examinations in Digital Forensic Units (DFUs). 

  • Step 1: Get the right equipment for the job 
  • Step 2: Train frontline personnel to use the equipment to its full potential 
  • Step 3: Empower law enforcement officers to extract data during or immediately after an incident 
  • Step 4: Address selective extraction concerns 
  • Step 5: Empower DFU experts to focus on the more complex tasks 

It’s not always easy to overcome all the challenges posed by digital forensic investigations, but the right tools, the appropriate preparation, and the correct process make it far more manageable. Discover why XRY the best tool for the job and how it can optimize your team’s performance, both at the frontline and DFU level.