Cloud IR & Forensics
- Paul A. Henry
- Wednesday, August 7th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm
The move to private and public cloud changes many things including how we respond for IR and forensics. As an example: traditionally in a physical realm we relied upon imaging a server's hard drive as well as RAM to perform a thorough analysis. Today in the cloud, creating a forensically sound image of an "instance" of a server to capture the server's abstracted hard disk and an image of its RAM brings new technical and legal complications. An additional issue to consider is that some vendor's platforms are simply not fully supported by our current IR & forensics tools; today's commercial tools lack the ability to perform any analysis at all on a VMware VMFS file system. Lastly, downloading a large server image may simply be cost prohibitive due to the high bandwidth costs associated with moving data out of the cloud environment.
The best course of action may be to perform your analysis within the cloud - however, the methods used in the analysis within the cloud must be forensically sound and as always in computer forensics, they must be repeatable and the result must be the same findings. In this session we will begin to explore the changes that simply must be made to your IR and forensics procedures to properly address IR & forensics in the cloud.
The following bonus sessions are open to all paid attendees at no additional cost. There are many different types of events that fall into these categories:
- SANS@Night: Evening presentations given after day courses have ended. This category includes Keynotes.
- Special Events: SANS-hosted events and other non-technical recreational offerings. This category includes, but is not limited to, Receptions and Information Tables.
- Vendor: Events hosted by external vendor exhibitors.
- Lunch & Learn: Short presentations given during the lunch break.
Monday, August 5
|General Session - Welcome to SANS||Dr. Eric Cole||Monday, August 5th, 8:15am - 8:45am||Special Events|
|Delivering Situational Awareness - Putting the Critical Security Controls to Work||Brian Mehlman , Senior Director of Product Management, EiQ Networks||Monday, August 5th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|APT: It is Time to Act||Dr. Eric Cole||Monday, August 5th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm||Keynote|
Tuesday, August 6
|Vendor Showcase||—||Tuesday, August 6th, 10:30am - 10:50am||Vendor Event|
|Free the User | Contain the Threat||PJ Bihuniak, Director of Sales, Invincea||Tuesday, August 6th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Lunch and Learn|
|Vendor Showcase||—||Tuesday, August 6th, 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Vendor Event|
|Vendor Showcase||—||Tuesday, August 6th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm||Vendor Event|
|GIAC Program Overview||Jeff Frisk||Tuesday, August 6th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||Special Events|
|Certifiably Certifiable||Seth Misenar||Tuesday, August 6th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|
Wednesday, August 7
Thursday, August 8
|SANS Technology Institute Open House||Stephen Northcutt||Thursday, August 8th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||Special Events|
|An Introduction to PowerShell for Security Assessments||James Tarala||Thursday, August 8th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm||SANS@Night|
|You Can Panic Now. Host Protection is (Mostly) Dead||Rob Lee||Thursday, August 8th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm||SANS@Night|