RSA Conference 2013

March 1, 2013

We’ve just gotten back from RSA Security in San Francisco. The talk went great as it seemed there were a few hundred people in the room. The jist of the presentation was that registry forensics can be useful for more than just standard forensics investigations. Co-Founder, Dr. Lodovico Marziale, went...

Forensic Analysis of the OS X Spotlight Search Index

January 13, 2013

Although not yet nearly as widespread as the Windows platform, Mac OS X-based machines are quickly gaining market share, and are now commonly seen in real-world investigations. While some research exists for analysis on this platform, almost none exists for deep parsing of the Spotlight index, which is used by...

Application-Level Memory Forensics for Dalvik

October 24, 2012

Dalvik is the process Virtual Machine used by Android that powers all non-native applications used on Android devices. Through Dalvik memory analysis, a wealth of insight can be gained into the workings of a running application, including all instantiated objects (classes) and the variables, methods, and other per-instance class information....

Android Memory Capture and Applications for Security and Privacy

December 17, 2011

Full Text Android Memory Capture and Applications for Security and Privacy, University of New Orleans 2011 Abstract The Android operating system is quickly becoming the most popular platform for mobile devices. As Android’s use increases, so does the need for both forensic and privacy tools designed for the platform. This...

Acquisition and Analysis of Volatile Memory from Android Devices

October 24, 2011

Full Text Acquisition and Analysis of Volatile Memory from Android Devices, Digital Investigation Journal, 2012 Abstract The Android operating system for mobile phones, which is still relatively new, is rapidly gaining market share, with dozens of smartphones and tablets either released or set to be released. In this paper, we...

MMR: A Platform for Large-Scale Forensic Computing

January 25, 2009

Full Text MMR: A Platform for Large-Scale Forensic Computing, IFIP 2009 Abstract The timely processing of large-scale digital forensic targets demands the empoyment of large-scale distributed resources, as well as the flexibility to customize the processing performed on the target. We presentMMR– a new, open implementation of the MapReduce processing...

Dynamic Recreation of Kernel Data Structures for Live Forensics

August 11, 2008

Full Text Dynamic Recreation of Kernel Data Structures for Live Forensics, DFRWS 2010 Abstract The role of live forensics in digital forensic investigations has become vital due to the importance of volatile data such as encryption keys, network activity, currently running processes, in memory only malware, and other key pieces...

Treasure and Tragedy in kmem_cache Mining for Live Forensics Investigation

August 11, 2008

Full Text Treasure and Tragedy in kmem_cache Mining for Live Forensics Investigation, DFRWS 2010 Abstract This paper presents the first deep investigation of the kmem_cache facility in Linux from a forensics perspective. The kmem_cache is used by the Linux kernel to quickly allocate and deallocate kernel structures associated with processes,...

FACE: Automated Digital Evidence Discovery and Correlation

August 11, 2008

Full Text FACE: Automated Digital Evidence Discovery and Correlation, DFRWS 2008 Abstract Digital forensic tools are being developed at a brisk pace in response to the ever increasing variety of forensic targets. Most tools are created for specific tasks–file system analysis, memory analysis, network analysis, etc.–and make little effort to...