Welcome to Digital Forensics Case Leads. It's a busy week in digital forensics, incident response and the law. In this edition: How the standards for obtaining a warrant for digital information might change. Do users really care about tracking and privacy online? Are anti-forensics and spoliation becoming more popular with the general public? Why Solid State Drive (SSD) data destruction and forensics is a whole new world, from the floor of RSA Security in San Francisco. Digital forensics hit the headlines with the "Rutgers Web Cam" verdict. It appears that digital forensics played a role in the conviction. Plus, changes to smartphone forensics tools, and The Last Private Place? Anti-DUI Campaign Invades The Men's Room.
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- Wake Forest Law Review: A detailed, and very informative legal analysis of privacy rights, and how the standards for requiring a warrant to access digital information may change. See: "Reading Over Your Shoulder: Social Readers and Privacy Law"
- The Pew Internet & American Life survey: Search engine use, and attitudes on privacy and user tracking
- Your Case Leads Blogger was on The Tom Sullivan show on Fox Business News Television, topic: How Google Is Tracking You
- Anti-Forensics and Spoliation: A growing trend by members of the general public?
- CyberJungleRadio. From the floor of RSA Security Conference 2012, your Case Leads reporter talked with Dr. Robert Thibadeau of Wave Systems about the challenges of data wiping and digital forensics on solid state drives (SSD). Listen here to the ~15min interview by downloading or streaming the file here.
- Password audit tool-maker ElcomSoft updates SmartPhone Password Breaker and ElcomSoft Wireless Security Auditor. Read the PR.com release.
- AccessData Releases Forensic Toolkit(R) 4; With New Investigations and Incident Response Capabilities, Including Malware Analysis Technology. Read the BusinessWire release.
- From Lawyers.com: "...jurors heard a video admission from the defendant in the Rutgers University trial that he violated his roommate's privacy when he secretly set up a Webcam, which caught his roommate engaged in intimate contact with another man..." Although this story was written the verdict was in, it details some of the digital forensics used in the case.
- Encase Still Bullish on DFIR (well, DUH; but worth the read): Forensic incident response to the fore
- Digital Forensics playing a role in this grisly investigation: Ohio investigates adoption agency amid rape case
- Digital Forensics playing a role in US election campaigns: Web links spur ethics complaint in Killeen elections
- REAL: The Last Private Place? Anti-DUI Campaign Invades The Men's Room
- SATIRE: App Made to Eliminate All Home Threats, Kills Owner
- SANS 2012-Orlando, Florida -March 23 - 30, 2012
- Euro Forensic 2012-Istanbul, Turkey - March 29 - 31, 2012
- 13th Annual CERIAS Information Security Research Symposium - Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN - April 03 - 04, 2012
- SANS Northern Virginia 2012, Reston, VA - April 15 - 20, 2012 -
- 5th USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats (LEET '12) - San Jose, CA - April 24th, 2012
- How To Be An Effective Expert Witness - Las Vegas, April 26-28th, 2012
- SANS Cyber Guardian 2012 - Baltimore, MD - April 30 - May 7, 2012
- SANS AppSec 2012: Summit & Training-Las Vegas, NV - April 24 - May 2, 2012
- 7th ACM Symposium on Information, Computer and Communications Security - Seoul, South Korea - May 1 - 3, 2012
- SANS Secure Europe 2012 Amsterdam - Amsterdam, Netherlands - May 5 - 19, 2012
- AccessData User's Conference - Las Vegas, NV - May 08 - 10, 2012
- SANS Security West 2012 - San Diego, CA - May 10 - 18, 2012
- 14th Information Hiding Conference - Berleley, CA - May 15 - 18, 2012
- IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy - San Francisco, CA - May 20 - 23, 2012
- Computer Enterprise and Investigation Conference - Summerlin, NV - May 21 - 24, 2012
- SANS Brisbane 2012 - Brisbane, Australia - May 21 - 26, 2012
- 2012 ADFSL Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law - Richmond, VA - May 30 - 31, 2012
- Techno Security 2012 Myrtle Beach, SC - June 03 - 06, 2012
- Mobile Forensics Conference - Myrtle Beach, SC - June 03 - 06, 2012
- 27th IFIP International Information Security and Privacy Conference - Heraklion, Crete, Greece - June 04 - 06, 2012
- Audio Engineering Society Audio Forensics - Denver, CO - June 14 - 16, 2012
- 24th Annual FIRST Conference - Malta - June 17 - 22, 2012
- Sans Forensics and Incident Response Summit - Austin, TX - June 20 - 27, 2012
- SANS Canberra 2012 - Canberra, Australia - July 2 - 10, 2012
- SANSFIRE 2012 - Washington, DC - July 6 - 15, 2012
- Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS 2012) - Washington, DC - July 11 - 13, 2012
Call For Papers:
- EuroForensics 3rd International Forensic Sciences Conference & Exhibition- Due Date - Mar 29, 2012
- European Symposium on Research in Computer Security (ESORICS) 2012- Due Date - Mar 31, 2012
- 15th Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses - Due April 06, 2012
- 2012 Sleuth Kit and Open Source Digital Forensics Conference- Due Date April 16, 2012
- 7th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security (HotSec '12) - Due May 07, 2012
- 7th IEEE LCN Workshop on Security In Communication Networks - Due May 12, 2012
- Grrcon - Due June 01, 2012
- Applied Computer Security Applications Conference - Due Jun 01, 2012
- 4th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime - Due Jun 01, 2012
- IEEE International Workshop on Information Security and Forensics - Due Jun 24, 2012
- 2012 secau Security Congress - Due Sep 30, 2012
Digital Forensics Case Leads is a (mostly) weekly publication of the week's news and events relating to digital forensics. If you have an item you'd like to share, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Ira Victor, G2700, GCFA, GPCI, GSEC, ISACA CGEIT CRISC. Ira Victor is a forensic analyst with Data Clone Labs, He is also Co-Host of CyberJungle Radio, the news and talk on security, privacy and the law. Ira is President of Sierra-Nevada InfraGard, and a member of The High Tech Crime Investigator's Association (HTCIA). Follow Ira's security and forensics tweets: @ira_victor.