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

Course Review: Course Review: SANS FOR408 Computer Forensic Investigations - Windows In-Depth

There is a brand new course review posted over at The Ethical Hacker Network discussing FOR408Windows Forensics In-Depth authored by Ovie Carroll, Rob Lee, and Chad Tilbury. The reviewer, Jason Andress, discusses the course section by section. Jason took the course in the popular vLive format that SANS offers. Take a look. Continue reading Course Review: Course Review: SANS FOR408 Computer Forensic Investigations - Windows In-Depth


Digital Forensics Case Leads: News from CES Las Vegas Might Open Doors for Automotive Forensics, Landmark Legal Rulings Impact DFIR Investigators, and Tackling Insider Fraud

In this issue of Case Leads we go around the globe to cover telematics app development from Ford at CES Las Vegas; to Russia for new tools that allow investigators to access files users try to keep encrypted; an anti-forensic tool that tries to hide details from memory forensic tools; the insider fraud threat; and … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: News from CES Las Vegas Might Open Doors for Automotive Forensics, Landmark Legal Rulings Impact DFIR Investigators, and Tackling Insider Fraud


Brand New - Windows Memory Analysis In-Depth - Course Launch

Memory analysis skills are one of the most in-demand skills for digital forensics, incident response, and malware analysts today. In 2013, SANS is introducing a brand new 5-day class dedicated to Windows Memory Forensics. The hands-on course, written by memory forensics pioneer and developerJesse Kornblum, is incredibly comprehensive and SANS is proud to offer it … Continue reading Brand New - Windows Memory Analysis In-Depth - Course Launch


Protecting Privileged Domain Accounts: PsExec Deep-Dive

[Author's Note: This is the 6th in a multi-part series on the topic of "Protecting Privileged Domain Accounts". My primary goal is to help incident responders protect their privileged accounts when interacting with comprised hosts, though I also believe this information will be useful to anyone administering and defending a Windows environment.] PsExec is an … Continue reading Protecting Privileged Domain Accounts: PsExec Deep-Dive


Case Leads: DFIR Lessons from Sandy; The Advanced Persistent Intruder; The Secure Breach; Windows8 Forensics; South Carolina Tax Info Protected by "TWO FIREWALLS"

The general public is getting a lesson in incident response with the post Hurricane Sandy storm damage in the Northeastern part of the United States. Your case leads blogger is working on incident responses related to the storm. Many non-technical professionals have had a chance to witness the challenges of DFIR. And some are starting … Continue reading Case Leads: DFIR Lessons from Sandy; The Advanced Persistent Intruder; The Secure Breach; Windows8 Forensics; South Carolina Tax Info Protected by "TWO FIREWALLS"