SANS Security West 2023 - Keynote: Thinking DFIRently: From Entry to Specialty

  • Monday, 15 May 2023 9:00PM EDT (16 May 2023 01:00 UTC)
  • Speaker: Kevin Ripa

The Digital Forensics and Incident Response world. An incredibly broad sphere. We have people trying to get into this world. We have people that have just entered this world. We have people that work day-to-day in this world. We have people that excel in niche areas of this world. Each group thinks they are unique in this world, but actually, one commonality that pervades everyone and everywhere in this world is that we have questions about, “How do I?”.

How do I get into DFIR? How do I get better at DFIR? How do I specialize? How do I decide what to specialize in next? How do I get to be like ‘that’ person?

Besides these questions, there are more practical questions. What training do I take? What tools do I use? Who should I follow? How can I find a mentor? Why would anyone want to give up their time to help me?

Things are changing faster in DFIR than ever before. Questions are everywhere. Let’s walk through the world of DFIR from beginning to end together. Where did you come from? Where do you go? How can you know what is in between? We don’t profess to know all the answers, but I can assure you we all feel the same way, and we are all on this crazy ride together. So let’s get to know each other and the playing field. The theme? You be you and be comfortable in your skin. It is going to be a fun hour and a half!