Building a House on Sand Why Foundational Knowledge and Skills in Digital Forensics are Crucial

  • Webcast Aired Tuesday, 13 Oct 2020 3:30PM EDT (13 Oct 2020 19:30 UTC)
  • Speaker: Jason Jordaan

Digital forensics is a discipline that intersects various domains, including forensic science, investigations, law, intelligence and cybersecurity. Each of these domains have various outcomes in mind when it comes to digital forensics, and with the often urgent need to up skill practitioners in all of these domains a lot of focus has been on teaching people how to do digital forensics. The focus has been often on just 'getting the job done '. While certainly understandable, this is like building a house on sand, you can have the most impressive house, and because the foundation is unstable, one adverse event can bring the whole house tumbling down. To make sure that our digital forensics work is strong and reliable, like a house built on a solid foundation, we need to make certain that that our digital forensic foundations are solid.

This webcast will explore the importance of digital forensics foundations, and some of the negative impacts of poor digital forensics, and how SANS has responded to the challenge through the development of the FOR308 Digital Forensic Essentials course.