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

Has the smartphone finally outsmarted us?

I can honestly say that the most common question I am asked by examiners, investigators, students and even my neighbors is, "which phone is the most secure?" Obviously, the concern behind the question varies. Some want to secure their own device, and others, like myself, want to prove everyone in DFIR wrong by cracking into … Continue reading Has the smartphone finally outsmarted us?


Case Leads: A Forensicator's take on BlackHat/DefCon/BSides

It's been a busy time in digital forensics and incident response (DFIR). Every summer, for over 20 years, infosec and forensicators and old school hackers have gathered in Las Vegas. A mixture of very deep tech talks, trainings, and technology oriented distractions "flood the zone" in Las Vegas. Close to 15-20,000 people were in Las … Continue reading Case Leads: A Forensicator's take on BlackHat/DefCon/BSides


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


Case Leads: Report on Emerging Cyber Threats, Updates to Forensics Applications, Malware Trends, and more.

This week's edition of CaseLeads features a report on emerging cyber threats, another report about malware and vulnerabilities,research about the head of a new anti-virus firm, updates to the Oxygen Forensics Suite and Memoryze for the Mac. There's also a story about how email led to several discoveries in the case of theCIA director that … Continue reading Case Leads: Report on Emerging Cyber Threats, Updates to Forensics Applications, Malware Trends, and more.


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"