SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Tag - FBI

A Technical Autopsy of the Apple - FBI Debate using iPhone forensics

The technical basics of the case is that FBI is trying to compel Apple Inc. to help create a new capability installed on the suspect's iPhone that would enable with the following degraded security mechanisms: Allow the FBI to submit passcode "electronically via the physical device port" Will not wipe underlying data after 10 incorrect … Continue reading A Technical Autopsy of the Apple - FBI Debate using iPhone forensics


Digital Forensic Case Leads: Anon Strikes Again, and Again. Groupon Litigation Threats. DarkMarket Motivations Revealed. The Tutu Has Been Donned

This week's Digital Forensic Case Leads is chock full of forensics nuggets. Links to great forensics tools for encryption detection and memory extraction, plus a how-to for breaking/auditing the OS X Keychain. You will also find an analysis of the Samsung v. Apple patent case from a digital forensics perspective, with IP Attorney Ben Langlotz. … Continue reading Digital Forensic Case Leads: Anon Strikes Again, and Again. Groupon Litigation Threats. DarkMarket Motivations Revealed. The Tutu Has Been Donned


Interview: Darrin Jones, Director of New Mexico RCFL

The Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory (RCFL) Program is a partnership between the FBI and local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. The Program provides forensics resources and advanced techniques that can be brought to bear on cases being worked by participating agencies. The first RCFL was established in 1999 in San Diego, California. This successful partnership between FBI and Southern California law enforcement led to fifteen more centers over the ten years that followed. One of the most recent is in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Supervisory Special Agent Darrin Jones is the Laboratory Director of New Mexico RCFL and was key to it's establishment. I interviewed him recently to find out more about the Program.

Q: When and why did you get involved with the RCFL Program?

A: I've been in Albuquerque for about two years, prior to this assignment

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