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IR Event Log Analysis

  • Monday, February 2nd, 2015 at 1:00 PM EST (18:00:00 UTC)
  • Hal Pomeranz
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Overview

Windows event logs contain a bewildering variety of messages. But homing in on a few key events can quickly profile attacker activity.

From administrator logins, to scheduled tasks, to entries related to system services, and more-- the event logs are a one-stop shop.

Learn to "crack the code" and enhance your investigations by adding event log analysis to your toolset.

Speaker Bio

Hal Pomeranz

Hal Pomeranz is an independent digital forensic investigator who has consulted on cases ranging from intellectual property theft, to employee sabotage, to organized cybercrime and malicious software infrastructures. He has worked with law enforcement agencies in the United States and Europe, and with global corporations.

While perfectly at home in the Windows and Mac forensics world, Hal is a recognized expert in the analysis of Linux and Unix systems, and has made key contributions in this domain. His EXT3 file recovery tools are used by investigators worldwide. His research on EXT4 file system forensics provided a basis for the development of open source forensic support for this file system. Hal has also contributed a popular tool for automating Linux memory acquisition and analysis. But Hal is fundamentally a practitioner, and that's what drives his research. His EXT3 file recovery tools were the direct result of an investigation, recovering data that led to multiple indictments and successful prosecutions.

Raised in the Open Source tradition, Hal shares his most productive tools and techniques with the community via his GitHub and blogging activity. And nobody can show you how to forensicate with Open Source tools like Hal!

Hal is a SANS faculty fellow and the creator and primary instructor for the Securing Linux/Unix (SEC506) course. In the SANS DFIR curriculum he teaches Advanced Digital Forensics, Incident Response, and Threat Hunting (FOR508), Advanced Network Forensics and Analysis (FOR572), Mac Forensics Analysis (FOR518), and Reverse-Engineering Malware: Malware Analysis Tools and Techniques (FOR610). Hal holds the GIAC certification for the following courses: GCUX, GCFA, GNFA, and GREM.

Hal is a regular contributor to the SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response blog and co-author of the Command Line Kung Fu blog. He's a former board member for USENIX, BayLISA and BackBayLISA; former technical editor for Sys Admin Magazine; and a respected author and highly rated instructor at industry gatherings worldwide.

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