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Crystal City 2014

Crystal City, VA | Mon, Sep 8 - Sat, Sep 13, 2014
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Digital Forensics - The Human Cost

  • Lee Whitfield
  • Tuesday, September 9th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm

Do digital forensics professionals truly understand the power that they wield? A single line in a statement or a report can have significant impact on many lives. The results of our investigations can lead to termination of employment, marriage, or freedoms. Targets of our investigations could lose property, businesses, and families. In some instances our findings may lead to the target developing health problems or, in the most drastic of cases, taking their own lives.

We have the power to change lives with only a few words, either written or spoken.

Lee Whitfield will provide case studies showing how digital forensics professionals have gotten it wrong in the past, how those instances caused real-life problems and how you can avoid them in the future.

Further, how are we, as analysts, able to protect ourselves from the adverse effects of the work that we conduct? When many in the field are exposed to graphic material, how does this affect our own behavior? How can we best cope with what we see on a regular basis? This talk will share some interesting points and potential coping mechanism.


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, September 8
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, September 8th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Monday, September 8th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, September 9
Session Speaker Time Type
Continuous Ownage: Why you Need Continuous Monitoring Seth Misenar Tuesday, September 9th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Digital Forensics - The Human Cost Lee Whitfield Tuesday, September 9th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, September 10
Session Speaker Time Type
Weaponizing Digital Currency G. Mark Hardy Wednesday, September 10th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Active Defense in Network Security Robert M. Lee Wednesday, September 10th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, September 11
Session Speaker Time Type
Automating Linux Memory Capture for Analysis Hal Pomeranz Thursday, September 11th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Reverse Engineering Mac Malware Sarah Edwards Thursday, September 11th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, September 12
Session Speaker Time Type
New School Forensics: Latest Tools and Techniques in Memory Analysis Chad Tilbury Friday, September 12th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night