SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog

Shortcuts for Understanding Malicious Scripts

You are being exposed to malicious scripts in one form or another every day, whether it be in email, malicious documents, or malicious websites. Many malicious scripts at first glance appear to be impossible to understand. However, with a few tips and some simple utility scripts, you can deobfuscate them in just a few minutes. … Continue reading Shortcuts for Understanding Malicious Scripts


How to build an Android application testing toolbox

Mobile devices hold a trove a data that could be crucial to criminal cases, and they also can play a key role in accident reconstructions, IP theft investigations and more. It's not just investigators who care about examining a mobile device - so do those interested in application research and data, and enterprises who … Continue reading How to build an Android application testing toolbox


Inhibiting Malicious Macros by Blocking Risky API Calls

Microsoft Office Macros have been the bane of security analysts' lives since the late 1990s. Their flexibility and functionality make them ideal for malware authors to use as a primary stage payload delivery mechanism, and to datethe challenge they pose remains unsolved. Many organisations refrain from blocking them completely due to the impact it … Continue reading Inhibiting Malicious Macros by Blocking Risky API Calls


Top 11 Reasons Why You Should NOT Miss the SANS DFIR Summit and Training this Year

The SANSDFIR Summit and Training 2018is turning 11!The 2018 event marks 11 years since SANS started what is todaythedigital forensics and incident response event of the year, attended by forensicators time after time. Join us and enjoy the latest in-depth presentations from influential DFIR experts and the opportunity to take an array of hands-on SANS … Continue reading Top 11 Reasons Why You Should NOT Miss the SANS DFIR Summit and Training this Year


SANS Threat Hunting and Incident Response Summit 2018 Call for Speakers - Deadline 3/5

Summit Dates:September 6 & 7, 2018 Call for Presentations Closes onMonday, March 5, 2018 at 5 p.m CST Submit your presentation here The Threat Hunting & Incident Response Summit will focus on specific hunting and incident response techniques and capabilities that can be used to identify, contain, and eliminate adversaries targeting your networks. SANS … Continue reading SANS Threat Hunting and Incident Response Summit 2018 Call for Speakers - Deadline 3/5