Call for Presentations Now Open! Submit your proposal here: http://dfir.to/DFIR-CFP-2017 Deadline: January 16th at 5pm CT The 10th Annual Digital Forensics and Incident Response Summit Call for Presentations is open through 5 pm EST on Monday, January 16, 2017. If you are interested in presenting or participating on a panel, we'd be … Continue reading DFIR Summit 2017 - CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
A key component of any investigation is the type of data exfiltrated. If sensitive data is on a compromised machine, risk is increased significantly. Also, there is a patch work of legislation covering various types of data which is considered sensitive (http://www.reyrey.com/regulations/). In general, social security and credit card numbers are at the top of … Continue reading When Cases Involve SSNs and Credit Card Data: "Sensitive Data Search and Baseline" Python Script
In this week's SANS Case Leads, we have a python script for parsing the Master Boot Record, a question of USB drive serial number uniqueness, some VSC goodness and some other stuff ;-) If you have an item you'd like to contribute to Digital Forensics Case Leads, please send it to email@example.com Tools: Jamie Levy … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: MBR Parser, VSC Toolset GUI, Memory Forensics Cheat Sheet & other goodness......
Solid State Drives (SSD) Forensics continue as the top story this week. Two University researchers published shocking research that indicates that the firmware in SSDs can destroy forensic evidence as part of it's everyday functionality. Details in MUST Reads (upgrading this week from "Good Reads"). Apple made big news with the launch of new tablet … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: Do SSD Drives Auto Destroy Forensic Evidence? Industrial Espionage, and Cloud Computing Forensics
While most technical and non-technical types focus on servers, desktop, and mobile phones/pads when thinking about security and forensics, an area of growing concern is industrial controls security. This was brought to light in the wake of the Stuxnet worm. The accusations continue to fly, via arm-chair forensics. Was it an attack on Iran? Or maybe an attack against India, since it seems Stuxnet may have knocked out a TV Satellite. Security honcho Bruce Schnier says we may never know.
What is certain is a growing concern over industrial controls security. According to a San Francisco Chronicle story that ran on this week: "... Liam O Murchu, a researcher with the computer security firm Symantec, used a