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iPhone Forensics - Separating the Facts from Fiction. A Technical Autopsy of the Apple/FBI Debate

  • Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 at 11:00 AM EDT (16:00:00 UTC)
  • Heather Mahalik, Sarah Edwards, Cindy Murphy
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Overview

There is much confusion surrounding what is possible and not possible technically when iPhone forensics is discussed. Focusing solely on the technical matters at hand with the industries top Smartphone experts, we aim to answer these key questions:

  • What kind of evidence could one generally expect to obtain on the iPhone 5c running iOS 9?
  • What can be generally be extracted for iPhone forensics?
  • Why does everyone keep talking about the iOS version?
  • Why is the iPhone so secure?
  • If the FBI unlocks the phone, what might they find?
  • What additional steps could be taken at this point?

This webcast aims to answer only the key technical questions of what is possible and not possible regarding iPhone forensics so you can be armed to answer questions for your own organization and your peers in the community.

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Speaker Bios

Heather Mahalik

Heather has worked on high-stress and high-profile cases, investigating everything from child exploitation to Osama Bin Ladenís media. She has helped law enforcement, eDiscovery firms, and the federal government extract and manually decode artifacts used in solving investigations around the world. All told she has more than 14 years of experience in digital forensics, including eight years focused on mobile forensics Ė thereís hardly a device or platform she hasnít researched or examined or a commercial tool she hasnít used. These days Heather is the Director of Forensic Engineering at ManTech CARD.†Heather previously led the mobile device team for Basis Technology, where she focused on mobile device exploitation in support of the federal government. She also worked as a forensic examiner at Stroz Friedberg and the U.S. State Department Computer Investigations and Forensics Lab, where she handled a number of high-profile cases. She has also developed and implemented forensic training programs and standard operating procedures.†@HeatherMahalik


Sarah Edwards

Sarah is a senior digital forensic analyst who has worked with various federal law enforcement agencies. She has performed a variety of investigations including computer intrusions, criminal, counter-intelligence, counter-narcotic, and counter-terrorism. Sarah's research and analytical interests include Mac forensics, mobile device forensics, digital profiling, and malware reverse engineering. Sarah has presented at the following industry conferences; Shmoocon, CEIC, BsidesNOLA, TechnoSecurity, HTCIA, and the SANS DFIR Summit. She has a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master's in Information Assurance from Capitol College.


Cindy Murphy

Cindy Murphy, is co-owner, president and lead investigator at Gillware Digital Forensics. Cindy Murphy served in law enforcement for more than 30 years, including 24 years as a detective with the Madison Police Department in Wisconsin. During 17 of those years she worked as a certified digital forensics examiner. She is a SANS certified instructor and co-author of the SANS FOR585 Advanced Smartphone Forensics course. She earned her MSc in Forensic Computing and Cyber Crime Investigation through University College in Dublin. Cindy is also a veteran, a mother, a musician, a protester for first amendment rights, a Brittany Spaniel enthusiast, and an expert knot tier.

"Good, real-world experience. Clearly, Cindy has been there, done that." - Chris Mallow, University of Oklahoma
"Cindy is Awesome! She fully understands what is happening in the field and how to do our job better." - John P., Shell Oil

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