SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Category - Computer Forensics

APT Memory and Malware Challenge Solution

APT Memory & Malware Challenge Answers The memory image contains real APT malware launched against a test system. Your job? Find it. The object of our challenge is simple: Download the memory image and attempt to answer the 5 questions. To successfully submit for the contest, all answers must be attempted. Each person that correctly … Continue reading APT Memory and Malware Challenge Solution


FOR526 (Memory Forensics) Course Updates - Live at DFIRCON!

Alissa Torres and Jake Williams recently updated the material in FOR526 just in time for DFIRCON. Previously, FOR526 focused largely on malware investigations. However, this new revision places new emphasis on misuse/criminal investigations and those investigations where malware may not have been used. We see a lot of those cases now, where by the time … Continue reading FOR526 (Memory Forensics) Course Updates - Live at DFIRCON!


The Many Fields of Digital Forensics and Incident Response

As the world of information technology grows in size and complexity, sectors within the IT industry become more and more specialized. Within IT, information security used to be considered niche. Nowadays, saying that your're an infosec professional positions you as somewhat of a generalist. After all, within the infosec field there are several specialization areas, including compliance, pen testing, application security. Even within the area of digital forensics and incident response, many sub-fields have emerged, as discussed in this post. Continue reading The Many Fields of Digital Forensics and Incident Response


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Introducing Mac Forensics: The new SANS #DFIR course in BETA starting in April, 2014

Vienna, VA | Tue Apr 22 - Sun Apr 27, 2014 Digital forensic investigators have traditionally dealt with Windows machines, but what if they find themselves in front of a new Apple Mac or iDevice? The increasing popularity of Apple devices can be seen everywhere, from coffee shops to corporate boardrooms, yet most investigators are … Continue reading Introducing Mac Forensics: The new SANS #DFIR course in BETA starting in April, 2014