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Digital Forensics Challenge 2018

Wednesday, September 05, 2018 (10:16:43)
A new digital forensics challenge hosted by the Korean Institute of Information Security & Cryptology (KIISC), the Digital Forensics Challenge 2018 aims to expand knowledge of computer forensics and contribute to the field. The challenge has two main categories: a Digital Forensics Challenge and a Tech Contest. Participants can take part in one or both competitions.

In the Digital Forensics Challenge, an answer sheet should be submitted with your responses to the problems described. There are five subcategories in this challenge: Anti-Forensics, Incident Response, Internet of Things, Volume, and Artifacts.
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Webinar: The Importance Of APFS Snapshots In Investigations

Monday, September 03, 2018 (12:48:23)
A new webinar, Ask The Expert: The Importance Of APFS Snapshots In Investigations, is available to view here.

Join the forum discussion here.
View the webinar on YouTube here.
Read a full transcript of the webinar here.
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Paraben Offers Free eBook On Validation Of Forensic Tools

Monday, September 03, 2018 (08:35:27)
The eBook is offered for free via a download on the Paraben site at https://www.paraben.com/validation.

Validation in forensics, whether digital or physical, is paramount. Today not only do we face rapidly changing technology, we also have to deal with the large array of changes from manufacturers that can cause our forensic tools to have failures. A validation plan should be put in place to ensure the best possible practices in the production of evidence from digital devices.

While validation has long since been a basic rule in forensics, many organizations still take this task lightly. The National Institute Standards in Technology (NIST) states that digital evidence needs to be repeatable and reproducible. That is the core need to confirm with validation testing. Paraben’s simple guide walks you through the process of designing a validation plan. Although this guide is provided by a software provider it is completely agnostic to the tool and is a simple to follow process that validates tools. “We have always believed that validation is the cornerstone of digital forensics. Especially with the rapid changes in technology, the need is even greater to make sure the tool you are using is producing the results it should,” stated Amber Schroader, CEO at Paraben and longtime practitioner in the field.
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Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference 2018 - San Antonio

Thursday, August 30, 2018 (10:53:47)
The Texas edition of Techno Security & Digital Forensics Conference will take place September 17-19 at the Hyatt Regency in San Antonio, TX. This event provides a unique education experience that blends together the digital forensics and cybersecurity industries for collaboration between government and private sectors. The purpose is to raise international awareness of developments, teaching, training, responsibilities, and ethics in the field of IT security and digital forensics.

Educational sessions cover a wide range of topics within the following primary tracks from which 23.5 CPE credits can be earned:

• Audit/Risk Management
• Forensics
• Investigations
• Information Security
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BlackLight 2018 R3 Is Now Available From BlackBag

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 (09:46:40)
BlackLight 2018 R3 is officially released and it includes two of the most anticipated features of the year: APFS Snapshots and support for all GrayKey images.

What's New and Improved?

- Comprehensive report options
- APFS Snapshots
- Streamlined support for all GrayKey image formats
- iOS Hidden Photos
- Enhanced Windows Memory Support

To learn more about the latest BlackLight release, click here.

ICDF2C 2018 – New Orleans September 10-12

Monday, August 27, 2018 (07:08:55)
From the 10th to the 12th of September 2018, Forensic Focus will be attending ICDF2C in New Orleans.Below is an overview of the subjects and speakers that will be featured at the conference. If there are any topics you’d particularly like us to cover, or any speakers you think we should interview, please let us know in the comments.

Monday September 10th

Following the general welcome and a keynote by Dr. Deborah Frincke from the NSA, the first full session will be on carving and data hiding. After lunch two workshops will be run by security experts Riscure, looking at how to extract secrets from encrypted devices.

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Webinar: Using Technology To Find Information Faster And Build Stronger Cases

Friday, August 24, 2018 (07:55:06)
A new webinar, Using Technology To Find Information Faster And Build Stronger Cases, is available to view here.

Join the forum discussion here.
View the webinar on YouTube here.
Read a full transcript of the webinar here.
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Digital Forensics News August 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018 (06:50:27)
The DFRWS 2018 challenge is now available on GitHub. The submission deadline is the 20th of March 2019.

CCL group discuss the question of how iOS artefacts are showing up in Windows investigations.

Susteen's new field acquisition device supports the acquisition of evidence from mobile devices in the field.

Delyjester talks about the forensics of Cortana on Android and gives some useful tips.

The latest version of Oxygen Forensic Detective has been released, featuring the ability to decrypt WhatsApp backups, import GrayKey images, and acquire locked Samsung devices.

Archer Forensics shows readers how to look through the Reddit app, and talks about what your tools won't tell you.

Mediaclone have released a new product which allows for complete forensic investigation in the field.
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It's Here: Susteen's New Field Acquisition Device

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (08:35:43)
Susteen’s new Field Acquisition Device is available worldwide for purchase.

Finally add an affordable, cutting edge, mobile forensic device to your arsenal. Acquire evidence in the field, export for analyzing back in the lab. Acquire data in minutes instead of hours and instantly view on the scene!

Affordable: Introductory pricing under $1,000

Breakthrough Technology: Mirror and acquire any evidence found on the phone, including encrypted and cloud based apps like Snapchat, Facebook messenger, Viber, WhatsApp and more.

Real-Time Acquisition: Acquire the evidence you need for the time period you need. Select from the last 30 minutes, 24 hours, week, month, all or anything in between! Get the evidence that is pertinent to live situations.

•Designed for rugged use in the field.
•Easily switches between acquiring data from Android to iOS mobile and tablet devices.
•Touch screen with evidence search and reporting.
•Fast acquisition process allows for immediate data retrieval to help the situation on scene.
•Compatible Export for evidence analysis in the lab.
•Designed for easy use with minimal training. Training provided at no cost via on-demand.
•64-bit computing

See the Future of Mobile Forensics

Register For Webinar: Using Griffeye Technology To Increase Efficiency

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 (12:24:08)
On August 28, Griffeye is hosting a webinar on how to create more efficient workflows using the Griffeye Technology. You will learn how to use different techniques and tools to reduce workload and generate better results.

A significant challenge to investigators and their teams is the slow and laborious process of manually reviewing millions of seized images and videos. So, in this one and a half-hour webinar we will demonstrate how the Griffeye Technology can be used as a part of your digital investigations to increase efficiency, reduce workload and achieve better results. Not only will it decrease the time it takes to locate possible victims but also reduce the exposure to the material.

In the webinar, you will learn all about:

• Using the power of filters
• De-Duplication of matched files
• Database Matching techniques to exclude known files
• Workflows to maximize results and minimize exposure
• Using Griffeye’s newest technologies and how to use them in your workflows
• Features that are currently in development and coming soon

Presenter: Eric Oldenburg, Law Enforcement Liaison, Griffeye

Date / Time: Tuesday August 28th, 3pm CST

Register here
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