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

A Quick Look at Volatility 1.4 RC1 - What's New?

Volatility is a popular framework for memory forensics. The upcoming 1.4 release introduces a number of changes, including support for Windows 7 and enhanced plugins for malware analysis. Continue reading A Quick Look at Volatility 1.4 RC1 - What's New?


Digital Forensics on a (less than) shoestring budget-Part 1

It has often been said that the best things in life are free. Could it be that that old saying can be applied to digital forensics? In many cases, the answer is a resounding yes! But first, a little history on just how I know the above to be true. I am a police officer … Continue reading Digital Forensics on a (less than) shoestring budget-Part 1


Digital Forensics: Finding Encoded Evidence

Recently I was asked to recover images from a suspect machine. Numerous tools have the ability to categorize files based on type. Students of SANS 508 get a look under the hood at how this is done using the "magic numbers" found at or near the start of files with well-known formats. Fortunately, most of … Continue reading Digital Forensics: Finding Encoded Evidence


Digital Forensics Case Leads: Ready, Forensicate, Aim

Ready. Forensicate. Aim. Okay, seriously, don't do that. You know the correct order, right? If not, Chris Pogue spent part of last year presenting on the Sniper Forensics methodology, developed by the incident response team at TrustWave's SpiderLabs, and has what you need. Even if you already know the proper order is Ready, Aim, Forensicate, … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: Ready, Forensicate, Aim


Boston, MA hosts Community SANS Forensics Essentials, February 28 - March 4, 2011

SANS is pleased to announce Community SANS Forensics Boston, MA where we will teach Forensics 408: SANS Computer Forensics Essentials, February 28 - March4, 2011. For complete course description, event details, and to register, please visit (https://www.sans.org/boston-2011-cs). Attendees will earn 36 CPEs at the completion of this five day training event. Save $400 on tuition … Continue reading Boston, MA hosts Community SANS Forensics Essentials, February 28 - March 4, 2011