Books, Forensicating

Executing Windows Command Line Investigations by Hosmer, Bartolomie & Pelli

I met Chet Hosmer at DFRWS in Providence, Rhode Island, earlier this year. Over lunch I explained my upcoming digital forensics book to him, and he was very supportive. When I arrived back in England a copy of one of his books was waiting for me, along with an encouraging note.

Well, the DFIR book project has taken a backseat over the last few months due to me taking on a new psychology of religion research project, but maybe it’ll come back. In the meantime I thought I’d take a look at Chet’s book and write a quick review of it.  Continue reading “Executing Windows Command Line Investigations by Hosmer, Bartolomie & Pelli”

Forensicating

A couple of interviews

The book I’m gradually (veeeery gradually) writing about starting out in digital forensics will eventually have several interviews in it, to help people see what it’s really like to work in the industry. If you’re interested in being one of the interviewees, drop me a line.

In the meantime, here are a couple of interviews I did on Forensic Focus recently. Continue reading “A couple of interviews”

Forensicating

MacQuisition From BlackBag Technologies

A few weeks ago I met up with a representative from BlackBag Technologies in a Breather room in London. He showed me how MacQuisition works and talked me through some of its capabilities.

Then I flew off to various conferences around Europe and the USA, and I finally got back last week so I have posted my review of the product. You can find it on Forensic Focus.

Also, sorry for the lack of posts recently. I’m trying to do about a million things but it’s 35 degrees in London today and they’re predicting it’ll reach 37 on Friday. I cannot brain in this heat.

Books, Forensicating

iOS Forensics Cookbook by Birani & Birani

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.

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Books

Book Reviews: Business, Mindfulness and Managing Online Communities

This week’s books covered three types of management: management of online communities; management of growing companies; and management of self.

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Philosophy

How Do We Change The World?

I would like to change the world.

I feel like it needs changing, you know? There are things that definitely aren’t working, things that aren’t going very well, and sometimes it feels like it’s all sort of coming to a head.

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Personal

SGS Equality Day

 

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In a quiet little town nestled in the Sussex countryside is a secondary school you’d be forgiven for not noticing if you were just driving through. Established in 1614, it’s a co-ed state school that caters to both day and boarding pupils from Years 7-13.

It’s also, in my opinion, the best school in the world. But I’m a little biased.

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