Virginia Beach 2014

Virginia Beach, VA | Mon, Aug 18 - Fri, Aug 29, 2014

Cloud IR & Forensics

  • Paul A. Henry
  • Monday, August 18th, 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 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.
Monday, August 18
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Paul A. Henry Monday, August 18th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
Cloud IR & Forensics Paul A. Henry Monday, August 18th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Tuesday, August 19
Session Speaker Time Type
How to Build a Completely Hackable City in Five Steps (And Why You Should Build Your Own Skills in this Arena) Ed Skoudis Tuesday, August 19th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Closing the Door on Web Shells Anuj Soni Tuesday, August 19th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 20
Session Speaker Time Type
The 13 Absolute Truths of Security Keith Palmgren Wednesday, August 20th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Security Architecture in the Enterprise Applying SABSA based Concepts to your Day Job Don Murdoch Wednesday, August 20th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Thursday, August 21
Session Speaker Time Type
Debunking the Complex Password Myth Keith Palmgren Thursday, August 21st, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Friday, August 22
Session Speaker Time Type
Privileged Domain Account Protection: How to Limit Credentials Exposure Mike Pilkington Friday, August 22nd, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Sunday, August 24
Session Speaker Time Type
General Session - Welcome to SANS Rob Lee Sunday, August 24th, 8:15am - 8:45am Special Events
SIFT Workstation - The Art of Incident Response Rob Lee Sunday, August 24th, 7:15pm - 9:15pm Keynote
Monday, August 25
Session Speaker Time Type
DLP FAIL!!! Using Encoding, Steganography, and Covert Channels to Evade DLP and Other Critical Controls Kevin Fiscus Monday, August 25th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Security Architecture in the Enterprise Applying SABSA based Concepts to your Day Job Don Murdoch Monday, August 25th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night
Tuesday, August 26
Session Speaker Time Type
Gone in 60 Minutes: Have You Patched Your System Today? David Hoelzer Tuesday, August 26th, 7:15pm - 8:15pm SANS@Night
Wednesday, August 27
Session Speaker Time Type
Investing for Retirement Stephen Northcutt Wednesday, August 27th, 8:15pm - 9:15pm SANS@Night