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”.
People have always asked me how I manage to fit all the various things I do into my life. In the past, the answer was that I was a workaholic who could get by on four hours’ sleep a night.
Nowadays, however, I’m in my late twenties, and while that means I’m still young (right? RIGHT?!), it also means I’ve started making those little noises when I get out of chairs or bend to pick something up, and also that going to bed at a reasonable hour instead of stumbling drunkenly through the streets of Dalston at 3am seems like a perfectly good nighttime pursuit.
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.
I am a private investigator. By definition, that means I investigate things that are… well, private. I snoop around in people’s business to find out what’s going on, and then I present the evidence back to the client.
I am also a privacy advocate.
I am so impressed with 2016 as a Year of Books so far. From the moment I picked up Solitude on day one and completely fell in love with it, my luck with book lists has remained at an excellent level.
This week was no exception. Four books, three of them excellent, one of them quite good.
I am a stationery addict. Entering Paperchase is like standing at the gates of heaven for me. All the pretty notebooks! And pens! And FOLDERS! I love a good folder.
Last year I bought most of their new Mystic Rose selection, which is perfect because it’s dark, largely purple, and has skulls on it.
Well, no one can say I don’t have wide-ranging interests.
Books I’ve read this week cover subjects as diverse as forensically analysing Android smartphones and spiritual beliefs in ancient Egypt.
Considering that there are separate books – indeed, whole genres – devoted to Android and iOS forensics specifically, writing a single tome that covers mobile forensics in a meaningful way is an ambitious task.