SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Tag - Forensic Challenges

Malware Analysis Challenge to Strengthen Your Skills

One of the best ways to learn how to analyze malicious software is to practice. Here's a set of challenge questions, building upon an earlier network forensics puzzle, so you can strengthen your malware analysis skills. Continue reading Malware Analysis Challenge to Strengthen Your Skills


Digital Forensics Case Leads: Triage, Live Incident Response, and Memory Forensics

Our focus this week is on live response, memory forensics, and triage. New tools from Mandiant (Redline) and HBGary (Responder Community Edition) jump into the live response and memory forensics arena and appear to hold some promise for those who need to delegate first response activities to IT support staff who don't have prior Incident … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: Triage, Live Incident Response, and Memory Forensics


Digital Forensics Case Leads: The Gauntlet Edition

Greetings Forensicators, Incident Responders and other cool people. I've called this week's article The Gauntlet Edition because a number of organizations have recently thrown down the gauntlet and introduced some cool forensics challenges.Sometimes, the best tool in our arsenal is neither software, nor hardware, nor even our wetware. In many cases, the best tool we can have is a challenge.More than anything else I can think of, it's the process of working a case and rising to a new challenge that really causes us to sharpen our skills. Whether the problem is new to the community, or just new to us, working it through to a solution or an answer is what really causes us to upgrade our wetware.

In that spirit, I've provided a list of recently announced and upcoming challenges, along with our usual assortment of cool tools, good reads and other forensic fun. I encourage you all to pick up The Gauntlet and try your hand at one or more of the challenges listed below.

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