SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Tag - Memristor

The future of digital forensics

The concept behind the Memristor has been around for a long time, but they are only now starting to be built. HP's recent breakthroughs in this long touted technology will radically change the face of computing in the years to come, allowing Moore's law to continue and accelerating the advance of storage and memory space. Memristors combine several advantages of memory and disk based storage into a single unit. Basically, think of combining a flash hard drive and DRAM into one package.

Great, new tech, but how does this really impact forensics and security?

The answer is mind blowing when you think about it. Not only will the fundamentals of computational theory change when long term and short term memory start to combine; but memory will become static.

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