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Virginia Beach 2013

Virginia Beach, VA | Mon, Aug 19 - Fri, Aug 30, 2013

Cloud IR & Forensics

  • Paul Henry
  • Sunday, August 25th, 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.

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, August 19
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Dr. Eric Cole Monday, August 19th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
APT: It is Time to Act Dr. Eric Cole Monday, August 19th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, August 20
Session Speaker Time Type
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, August 20th, 10:30am - 10:50am Vendor Event
Vendor Showcase Tuesday, August 20th, 3:00pm - 3:20pm Vendor Event
Evolving VoIP Threats Paul Henry Tuesday, August 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Code Injection Jake Williams Tuesday, August 20th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 21
Session Speaker Time Type
So What? The Most Important Question in Information Security Kevin Fiscus Wednesday, August 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Thanks for Recovering... Now I can Hack You! Charles Greene Wednesday, August 21st, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, August 22
Session Speaker Time Type
GIAC Program Overview Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, August 22nd, 7:15pm - 7:45pm Special Events
SANS Technology Institute Open House Dr. Eric Cole Thursday, August 22nd, 7:45pm - 8:15pm Special Events
Sunday, August 25
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Paul Henry Sunday, August 25th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Cloud IR & Forensics Paul Henry Sunday, August 25th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, August 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Security Architecture in the Enterprise Applying SABSA based Concepts to your Day Job Don Murdoch Monday, August 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Certifiably Certifiable Seth Misenar Monday, August 26th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, August 27
Session Speaker Time Type
SANS Technology Institute Open House Seth Misenar Tuesday, August 27th, 12:45pm - 1:00pm Special Events
GIAC Program Overview Seth Misenar Tuesday, August 27th, 1:00pm - 1:30pm Special Events
SANS 8 Mobile Device Security Steps Chris Crowley Tuesday, August 27th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night