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

Outlier analysis in digital forensics

In my previous post, Atemporal time line analysis in digital forensics, I talked about using the inodes of a known piece of attacker code as a pivot point to discover previously unknown attacker code on a system. In this post, I want to point out another interesting thing about these inodes. Recall that I'm using … Continue reading Outlier analysis in digital forensics


Digital Forensics Case Leads: A Matter of Time

Time is of the essence this week. Several good resources expanding and extending the area of timline analysis have hit the interwebs, and you'll find them featured below in the Good Reads sections. In the news, Brian Krebs drops the names of other organizations penetrated by the RSA attackers. Meanwhile, NetAnalysis gets an update and … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: A Matter of Time


Atemporal time line analysis in digital forensics

As incident responders we often find that attackers compromise one host in a network and then pivot to others. In digital forensic investigations involving intrusions, we can do our own pivoting from one piece of evidence to another. On October 19th, I had the good fortune to speak at SECTor about one method of doing … Continue reading Atemporal time line analysis in digital forensics


OSX Lion User Interface Preservation Analysis

Recently I've updated to OS X Lion (10.7) and started testing my incident response scripts on the system. I started looking through new default folders created for users and ran across a folder called "Saved Application State." I began researching this folder and determined that it's used to store settings for a new feature called … Continue reading OSX Lion User Interface Preservation Analysis


High Tech Crime Investigators Conference 2011 Report, Anonymous Promises Retaliation, DigiNotar Dies

The 25th High Technology Investigators Conference was held last week near Palm Springs California last week. Your SANS Forensic blogger attended the event, along with over 500 fellow lethal, and aspiring lethal, forensicators. Information security events like BlackHat, DefCon and RSA drawing thousands. It's more difficult to really get to know one's colleagues at those … Continue reading High Tech Crime Investigators Conference 2011 Report, Anonymous Promises Retaliation, DigiNotar Dies