SOURCE: Helios Data Forensics

November 12, 2008 14:44 ET

Helios Data Forensics President Chris Hallgren Attains EnCase Certification for Electronic Data Recovery

PHOENIX, AZ--(Marketwire - November 12, 2008) - Chris Hallgren, president of Helios Data Forensics, is one of Greater Phoenix's most highly trained computer forensics experts.

Hallgren earned EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) status, a professional designation for those who have reached the highest level of proficiency in EnCase by Guidance Software, the most widely used solution in the industry.

Computer forensics involves the identification, collection, analysis and reporting of data from digital sources for use as potential legal evidence. Civil cases such as fraud, harassment, discrimination, disclosure of trade secrets or destruction of intellectual property rely heavily on computer forensics. Hallgren helps businesses and law firms collect data in a way that preserves its evidentiary value and complies with Federal law, and provides reports, expert testimony and presentation of evidence in the courtroom.

EnCase enables the search and retrieval of data from sources including laptops, desktops, servers, removable storage devices, digital cameras, personal digital assistants and smartphones.

"You'd be amazed by what I can uncover with EnCase -- data that's deleted, encrypted, hidden, that resides in unallocated disk space," Hallgren said. "Certification assures clients that I bring the highest level of knowledge, technical expertise and professionalism to a rapidly evolving industry, and that the data I produce will withstand judicial scrutiny."

In addition to EnCase, Hallgren is licensed to use AccessData's Forensic Toolkit and NTI Forensic Software. He holds a certificate in computer forensics from Oregon State University, a bachelor's degree in Management Systems from Arizona State University and an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

Helios has completed projects with law firms, corporations and small businesses nationwide and will offer remote data forensics services to a global customer base in 2009.

About Helios Data Forensics

Since 2002, Helios Data Forensics has delivered expert computer forensic services to businesses and law firms for non-criminal cases. Helios identifies, collects, analyzes and reports on data recovered from digital sources for use as potential evidence, and provides expert testimony and presentation of evidence in the courtroom. President Chris Hallgren is an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE) and a member of the High Technology Crime Investigation Association and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. To learn more, visit or email or call (480) 458-7050. Helios Data Forensics, P.O. Box 21474, Mesa, AZ 85277-1474.

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