SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Blog: Tag - Timeline Analysis

Timeline analysis with Apache Spark and Python

This blog post introduces a technique for timeline analysis that mixes a bit of data science and domain-specific knowledge (file-systems, DFIR). Analyzing CSV formatted timelines by loading them with Excel or any other spreadsheet application can be inefficient, even impossible at times. It all depends on the size of the timelines and how many different … Continue reading Timeline analysis with Apache Spark and Python


Digital Forensics Case Leads: Multi-plat RAT, No US Cybersecurity bill, Dropbox drops a doozie, Volatility everywhere

This week we found out the NetWire Remote Access Trojan claims to be able to infect everyone, the US Senate has blocked a much-debated cybersecurity bill, Dropbox shows it's great way to share the confidential data of Dropbox customers, British Telecom says somewhere between 100% and 0% of Android devices are compromised and cybercrime costs … Continue reading Digital Forensics Case Leads: Multi-plat RAT, No US Cybersecurity bill, Dropbox drops a doozie, Volatility everywhere


New Incident Response and Digital Forensic Techniques - Countering the Advanced Persistent Threat

Over the past two years, we have seen a dramatic increase in sophisticated attacks against organizations. Cyber-attacks originating from China named the Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) have proved difficult to suppress. Financial attacks from Eastern Europe and Russia obtain credit card, and financial data resulting in millions of dollars stolen. Commercial and Federal IT Security … Continue reading New Incident Response and Digital Forensic Techniques - Countering the Advanced Persistent Threat


Digital Forensic SIFTing: SUPER Timeline Creation using log2timeline

This is a series of blog articles that utilize the SIFT Workstation. The free SIFT workstation, can match any modern forensic tool suite, is also directly featured and taught in SANS' Advanced Computer Forensic Analysis and Incident Response course (FOR 508). SIFT demonstrates that advanced investigations and responding to intrusions can be accomplished using cutting-edge … Continue reading Digital Forensic SIFTing: SUPER Timeline Creation using log2timeline


How to Make a Difference in the Digital Forensics and Incident Response Community

Over the years of teaching, I have found that there is no shortage of talent in our DFIR community. There are so many individuals that are incredibly sharp, truly skilled, and solving critical cases for their organizations. Sometimes we find that we become so focused on solving cases that we forget that we could figure … Continue reading How to Make a Difference in the Digital Forensics and Incident Response Community