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Phoenix/Scottsdale 2014

Scottsdale, AZ | Mon, Feb 17 - Sat, Feb 22, 2014

Cloud IR & Forensics

  • Paul A. Henry
  • Tuesday, February 18th, 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 vendorsā 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.
  • Vendor: Events hosted by external vendor exhibitors.
Monday, February 17
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, February 17th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Monday, February 17th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, February 18
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, February 18th, 12:00pm - 1:30pm Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, February 18th, 5:00pm - 7:00pm Vendor Event
Cloud IR & Forensics Paul A. Henry Tuesday, February 18th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
SANS Technology Institute Open House Paul A. Henry Tuesday, February 18th, 8:15pm - 8:45pm Special Events
GIAC Program Overview Paul A. Henry Tuesday, February 18th, 8:45pm - 9:15pm Special Events
Wednesday, February 19
Session Speaker Time Type
Offensive Digital Forensics Alissa Torres Wednesday, February 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, February 20
Session Speaker Time Type
OSSAMS: Putting the Sexy Back into Penetration Testing Analysis Adrien de Beaupre Thursday, February 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night