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From Seizure to Actionable Intelligence in 90 Minutes or Less

  • Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 at 10:30 AM EDT (14:30:00 UTC)
  • Kevin Ripa
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An effective battlefield forensicator must investigate large amounts of data quickly while maintaining data collection integrity and defensibility, often within high-stress environments. SANS is proud to introduce the FOR498: Battlefield Forensics & Data Acquisition, a new course authored by Instructors Eric Zimmerman and Kevin Ripa. This webcast will give you an overview of the contents of the 6 day course and the myriad of topics being covered. We will also dive deeper into a couple of the highlights, including booting an .E01 file in VMware to view the contents as though we were sitting at the subjects computer without spoliating the source evidence; discussing non-traditional acquisitions, and write blocking of devices that dont lend themselves to the traditional methods of protecting source data. We will cover a lot of ground in a little time, so bring a seatbelt!

Speaker Bio

Kevin Ripa

An investigator at heart, Kevin Ripa bought his first computer as a tool for writing reports for his private investigation agency. As he worked through typical user issues, the "why" of what was going wrong in his machine kept him up at night. So Kevin turned his investigative skills toward his computer and quickly became fascinated by the world inside of it. Now a 25-year veteran of the digital investigations field, Kevin's enthusiasm has not waned: "IT security and digital forensics still inspire me every day, and I can't wait to wake up in the morning and get to work!"


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