Wylie, Texas

Year: 2011

Call for Volunteers – Forensic 4cast Awards

Dear all, It is quickly approaching the awards season. Yes the Oscars, the Grammies, the Golden Globes, and others will be held in the coming months but, most importantly, we will soon be accepting nominations for the Forensic 4cast Awards. Once again SANS has been kind enough to host the event at the Forensic Summit…
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How F-Response Saved Christmas

Those who know me will attest to the fact that I love F-Response but today it really came to the rescue. I’m doing an imaging job in the Dallas area. The client wants me to image four servers, three of which are business critical and can’t be out of use between 6am and 7pm. So,…
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Episode 40 – All is not what it seems

In this episode we are joined by data recovery and forensics specialist Gareth Davies. Gareth has published papers and given presentations on the subject of data storage manipulation. Our discussion contains items that, I believe, all forensic investigators should be aware of.

Leaving on a Jet Plane

Please pardon the ‘personal’ post. There’s nothing technical here so feel free to pass if you’re not interested. No, I’m not off to another conference. This time we’re playing for keeps. Later in the month I am moving, with my family, to Texas where I’ll be taking a new position as Director of Forensics. As…
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Gadget Show Appearance

Tonite at 8pm UK time, for all those people that either live in the UK (or have a UK proxy to hand) please tune in and watch “The Gadget Show” on Channel 5. A few weeks ago I recorded a segment with Jon Bentley (one of the hosts) on password cracking and it airs tonite.…
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What is the Point?

Today I’ve watched with interest as news reports have come in about the arrests of suspected Anonymous and Lulzsec members. I’ve felt a weird mixture of both disgust and pride that many of these people reside in the UK but I’m left feeling utter and complete shame regarding the laws and legal system to which…
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Episode 39 – Luby’s Worst Nightmare

In this episode Rob Lee has joined me to talk about the Consortium of Digital Forensic Specialists (CDFS). For more information about CDFS please visit http://www.cdfs.org Also, if you’re wondering what Rob was talking about towards the end, here’s the video in question: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA565OyOkLM WARNING! I can not be held responsible for your own personal well-being if…
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Flashpost: Google Plus Artefacts – URL Forwarding

While using Google Plus I noticed this and thought that it may be of use to some of you: Whenever you click on a link in G+ you are redirected to a URL that looks like this: http://www.google.com/url?sa=z&n=1309767169313&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdilbert.com%2Fstrips%2Fcomic%2F2009-10-04%2F&usg=EazZfazk8jxAKAEECZZ_4OneRqs. You are then quickly redirected to the linked site. Obviously you can see the original link URL…
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Episode 38 – Independent Women REPOST

In this episode I have taken a break from hosting and my wife, Alisha has taken over as the first all-female panel takes the stage in a special edition of Forensic 4cast. Listen to the first ladies of forensics discuss how they got into the field, as well as the challenges and perks of working…
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Forensic 4cast Awards – 2011 Results

Last Tuesday saw the SANS Forensic Summit, in Austin Texas, host the third annual Forensic 4cast Awards. Each year this event picks up more and more momentum, it is a delight to be involved in it. The event was well attended with a large number of the nominees in the crowd. The ballroom at the Omni…
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