This week I caught up with Edewede Oriwoh, a researcher in cyber-physical security and the Internet of Things, and talked to her about the rise of smart homes and how people can keep themselves safe.
She had some very interesting things to say, not only about safety and security, but also about the philosophical and ethical implications of creating autonomous tech. And she’s a composer in her spare time, so generally a very cool person.
Read the full interview on Forensic Focus.
I get a lot of demos and overviews of forensic software dropping into my life, and generally I don’t see a lot that differentiates one from the other.
A couple of weeks ago, however, I was given a demo of Nuix Web Review & Analytics, a solution which helps non-technical analysts to work on a case at the same time as the technical investigators.
I was genuinely impressed. Here’s my overview on Forensic Focus.
From the 6th-8th of December 2016, AccessData ran a Windows course in a training centre overlooking Trafalgar Square in London, UK. The aim of the course was to familiarise forensic investigators with the Windows operating system and give an in-depth understanding of its potential for analysis in digital forensic investigations.
From the 1st to the 3rd of November 2016, AccessData ran a live online training course to help forensic investigators understand the specific challenges presented by Windows 10, and how they can be overcome.
The course was aimed at people who already had a level of familiarity with both forensic investigation generally and with AccessData’s products, and took participants through all aspects of investigating a Windows 10 system.
Any book that begins with a foreword by Eoghan Casey is almost guaranteed to be a vital and immensely useful read in the field of digital forensics, and Practical Forensic Imaging is no exception.
The need to securely preserve digital evidence is of the utmost importance to any investigator, particularly in criminal cases where findings may need to be upheld in a courtroom situation. Despite the huge impact of this subject matter, however, there have been precious few books on the topic to date. Luckily, Practical Forensic Imaging steps in now to fill the gap.
Read the full review on Forensic Focus
The other day I interviewed John Patzakis, Executive Chairman at X1 Discovery, about an article he’s written about a new amendment to Federal Rule of Evidence 902.
Subsection (14) will come into play this December, and will mean that all electronic data will be required to be “self-authenticating”.
A nice cheerful topic to start us off on a Monday morning.
I wrote a thing for Forensic Focus about how it’s quite difficult to investigate the live streaming of child sexual abuse online, but how we should do it anyway.
iOS Forensics Cookbook was written by Bhanu Birani and Mayank Birani with the aim of providing a resource to help forensic practitioners to handle and extract data from iOS devices.
It is important to note that this book is aimed at people who already have a significant level of technical knowledge. While it does explain where data are stored, for example, it does so only in brief and as part of practical exercises. Anyone who has a low level of familiarity with the subject or is put off by the idea of reading through lines of code will have difficulty understanding the majority of this book.
I wrote a recap of the Digital Forensics Research Workshop (DFRWS) that I went to in Lausanne a couple of weeks ago. Check it out here.
A few weeks ago, I went along to Nuix’s Foundations – Investigations training course in London. It was very enjoyable – one of the best training courses I’ve been on (and I go on a lot of training courses).
I’ve written a full review over on Forensic Focus if you want to check it out.