Rule #1 to Get into Cybersecurity Sep 23, 2022

Start asking the right questions to get the answers that you need. In any forensic analysis, a dive into data needs a “why” before even looking at the bits and bytes. Without a “why”, you will never get the “who-what-where-when-how”.  You will get...

Continue Reading...
It is not the tool, but the examiner that does the forensics. Sep 20, 2022

 I made a meme.

I tweeted a simple meme and it created good discussion in which I gained more than expected by reading the perspectives of so many. The civility in the thread was awesome, which I attribute to cool people in this cool DFIR field.

 

Continue Reading...
The DFIR world is your oyster because... Sep 01, 2022

Every job skill requires some level of training. Some jobs require education in the form of degrees or certifications. None of these guarantee competence in any skill. It also doesn’t indicate that learning occurred. I look at training or education documentation as proof that time was spent...

Continue Reading...
Networking is way more than connecting computers together Aug 12, 2022

It is time for you to talk to another DFIR human in real life

One of the very few things that I will miss from the past two years is the wealth of online training and videoconferences that were available. It was such an amazing time of resources where every vendor, every expert, and every...

Continue Reading...
Drowning in an ocean of DFIR resources Jul 31, 2022

It was much easier to learn digital forensics decades ago. This is not because systems were less complex or that datasets were smaller. It was easier because there just wasn’t that much to learn. On top of that, there were few resources to draw upon. No college degree programs, only a...

Continue Reading...
If you come from less, you must do more to make it in DFIR Jul 16, 2022

One certainty is that life certainly is not fair. If you want the solution to this problem, skip to the last paragraph, but you’ll miss a lot of good points.

Life is unfair!

A positive reaction to this life fact is to accept it and move forward. A negative reaction would be to nothing but...

Continue Reading...
 
June 14, ,2022 Updates! Jun 14, 2022

Some updates!

Do you want to be a book contributor?

X-Ways Guide course updates!

WinFE!

And more!

PS!!  Don't forget to leave an Amazon review if you liked the XWF Guide :)  

https://amzn.to/3QlATWG

Continue Reading...
 
Surviving and Thriving in DFIR Feb 06, 2022

Magnet Summit presentation

Continue Reading...
 
Level Up! Feb 06, 2022

Panel with Magnet Forensics.

Continue Reading...
X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide/2E Online Course Feb 05, 2022

Session 1 and 2 are finished (recordings are uploaded).  Session 3 will be at 10AM (Pacific time) on Tuesday, February 8.

So far, we've gone over what is X-Ways, documentation that you can use for credibility in using it, and basic configuration considerations.

Next, we will be working in...

Continue Reading...
 
SESSION 1: X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide/2E Online Course Jan 31, 2022

 

Welcome! I look forward to seeing you in the course. A day before each session, I will send a reminder email with login information, and I'll send another email right before the each session begins (just in...

Continue Reading...
X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide/2E Online Course Jan 17, 2022

Here it comes!

After a long and unexpected delay, the newest update to the X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide online course is starting on February 1, 2022.

The course will be live streamed, two days a week, for the entire month of February with a few extra sessions of live interaction to...

Continue Reading...
1 2