About our journey & mission

History & Timeline

Founded in 2011 by brothers, Mark and Victor Congionti the company had it’s early roots in data recovery.

Victor worked as Sr. IT Security Analyst for a large insurance company and performed IT consulting for small businesses on the side. He regularly needed data recovery services for clients and realized no matter who he went to, the prices for recovery were astronomical and the companies were not always successful in recovering data. Knowing that data can be the lifeblood of any organization, large or small, he saw an opportunity to help companies affordably and reliably recover their data. Seeking out the top talent in the field, Proven Data was able to obtain a 98% successful recovery rate on previous cases. Proven Data Recovery was born.

Mark was a Math Teacher and had extensive customer support experience running a retail store. Proven Data needed someone to run the business while it was sustainable enough to work there full time. The time came in 2015 when Victor packed his bags and moved to New York to fully commit to the business.

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Proven Data Ransomware

surge in ransomware With no solutions

In 2015 Proven Data routinely received calls from numerous ransomware victims. Searching for reputable companies that had the ability to help yielded no results. Further research showed that obtaining bitcoin to assist clients with ransom payments could take weeks. Businesses, critical infrastructure, and medical facilities didn’t have this kind of time. Clients would also come to us after attempting ransom payment on their own. We determined that these cases needed further troubleshooting which we were able to assist with. Determined not to leave our clients stranded and committed to data recovery in any scenario, we launched the ransom recovery division.

Repeat ransomware incidents

We soon realized that clients were repeatedly hit with ransomware after recovering their data. We discovered through our forensic investigations that hackers were coming in as a result of poor security hygiene. Again, we saw an opportunity to assist our clients and ensure these types of scenarios did not happen again or were significantly mitigated. 


Cyber Security Services

Proven Data Today

Proven Data has evolved into an international company providing a suite of cyber security, digital forensics, and ransomware recovery services.

Trusted among businesses of all sizes, insurance companies, banks, healthcare, law firms, education, and small-large businesses.  Give us the opportunity to earn your trust and be the best part about Proven Data.


We employ staff with 20 years of experience, and pride ourselves on tackling the most challenging of problems.  Our staff has industry leading certifications and experience to show their commitment to excellence.

Our proprietary threat intelligence allows businesses to make informed decisions.  


Successful Cases


Success Rate


Threat Intel

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We’ve recovered data from all major hard drive & server manufacturers and all data loss scenarios. We pride ourselves on industry leading success rates of 98%!

We know how to prevent cyber attacks because we’ve provided support for thousands of cyber incidents. Let us help you protect your business with industry leading tools and proprietary threat intelligence.

Certified digital forensic examiners experienced in investigations for ransomware, data breaches, and employee misconduct.

As one of the first companies that helped with ransomware recovery, rest assured that we have the experience to get you up and running fast!


Join our proven success

With over 20 years of experience in the computer data recovery industry, we have performed thousands of successful recoveries and satisfied clients with various hard drive issues.

More Data Recovery Services

24/7 expedited emergency data recovery when you need it. Includes nights and weekends. Contact us today for immediate service.

If your business server goes down which contains your mission critical data, contact the server data recovery experts at Proven Data.

We’re equipped to handle any RAID recovery scenario. We’ve recovered data on some of the most sophisticated RAID arrays from all major manufacturers.

When your computer crashes and you cannot access your hard drive, we are here with the right tools for all your computer data recovery needs.

Accidentally delete files or reformat your hard drive? It’s happened to all of us. There is no need to worry as we have the expertise to recover what was once lost.

When your laptops stop working or if your internal laptop hard drive fails, laptop data recovery is something we specialize in.

Did your external hard drive fail and need data recovered? We are here to help with all of your external hard drive recovery needs. 

We stay current with all latest storage technologies which allow us to take on complex SSD drive recovery. 

We understand that sentimental memories in photos cannot be replaced so we routinely invest in more ways to recover your photos.

When your Apple computer fails or even if you have a Mac formatted hard drive, we are capable of handling all levels of mac data recovery.

When SD Cards fail, we have the tools and expertise to recover your valuable data. We’ve performed data recovery on thousands of SD Cards.

Whether your a professional photographer, or take photos for your hobby, we routinely recover data from cameras.