Capital City 2014

Washington, DC | Mon, Jul 7 - Sat, Jul 12, 2014

Incident Response and Forensics In The Cloud

  • Paul A. Henry
  • Thursday, July 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm

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 vendors 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.

Bonus Sessions

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.
Monday, July 7
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Mike Poor Monday, July 7th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Who's Watching the Watchers? Mike Poor Monday, July 7th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, July 8
Session Speaker Time Type
50 Shades of Hidden - Diving Deep Into Code Injection Jake Williams Tuesday, July 8th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, July 9
Session Speaker Time Type
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, July 9th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Weaponizing Digital Currency G. Mark Hardy Wednesday, July 9th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, July 10
Session Speaker Time Type
Incident Response and Forensics In The Cloud Paul A. Henry Thursday, July 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, July 11
Session Speaker Time Type
DLP FAIL!!! Using Encoding, Steganography, and Covert Channels to Evade DLP and Other Critical Controls Kevin Fiscus Friday, July 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night