Episode 33 – Harry Potter and the Advanced Persistent Threat

Today we talk about the increased risk of cyber-terrorism and the possibility of all out cyber-war, the cost of online thievery, and the current state of digital forensic education. We also talk about a complete and total Weiner.

2 responses to “Episode 33 – Harry Potter and the Advanced Persistent Threat”

  1. Hey guys, loved the podcast. Of course I am the program director for the Graduate program at Champlain, so it is great to hear your positive feedback.
    I just thought I would point out that there is a fair bit of academic research going on in the field. Unfortunately it mostly gets published in the Journal of Digital Investigation (check it out here: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/702130/description#description). The problem with this journal is that it costs $800 a year, which is fairly expensive if you have to pay for it yourself. I did manage to get a subscription for our lab when I was with the NSW Police Force and consider it money well spent, not least because it exposed my analysts to proper academic research, which significantly from a forensic perspective is founded in the scientific method.
    There are quite a few people currently completing PhDs in the field as well. In Australia there is a lot of research coming out of the University of South Australia (where I am doing my PhD, and we have around 7 others also completing PhDs researching DF, although the PhD title is Information Technology) and the Queensland University of Technology. In the US some of the names to watch out for are: Mark Rogers (Purdue), Nasir Memon at NYU, other names to look out for are Simson Garfinkel (at Harvard) and Vassil Roussev (Uni of New Orleans).

    Keep up the good work.

    Mike Wilkinson

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