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From Seizure to Actionable Intelligence in 90 Minutes or Less

  • Thur, January 9, 2020 - 8:30 am Mumbai / 11:00 am Singapore / 12:00 pm Tokyo / 2:00 pm SydneyWednesday, January 08, 2020 at 10:00 PM EST (2020-01-09 03:00:00 UTC)
  • Eric Zimmerman

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SANS Asia-Pacific Webcast Series- From Seizure to Actionable Intelligence in 90 Minutes or Less

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 gives you an overview of the contents of the 6-day course and the myriad of topics being covered. The speaker dives 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 subject's computer without spoliating the source evidence; discussing non-traditional acquisitions, and write blocking of devices that don't lend themselves to the traditional methods of protecting source data. It covers a lot of ground in a little time, so bring a seatbelt!

Speaker Bio

Eric Zimmerman

Eric Zimmerman is a senior director in Kroll's Cyber Security and Investigations practice. Eric has a tremendous depth and breadth of expertise in the cyber realm, spanning complex law enforcement investigations, computer forensics, expert witness testimony, computer systems design and application architecture. He has received numerous recognitions for his work, is an award-winning author and is a frequently sought-after instructor and presenter on cyber-related topics.

Before joining Kroll, Eric was a Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), specializing in investigating criminal and national security-related computer intrusions, crimes against children (production, distribution and possession of child pornography), intellectual property theft and related crimes.

During his tenure with the FBI, Eric wrote over 50 programs that include forensic utilities and response tools that today are in use by nearly 8,800 law enforcement officers in 82 countries. Among the programs that Eric developed are technical tools that enable law enforcement officers combat the online sexual exploitation of children; in one year alone, these tools led to the rescue of at least 200 children. The FBI and many international law enforcement agencies have adopted Eric's tools as mandatory protocol for certain investigations.

In May 2012, Eric's contributions were recognized with a National Center for Missing and Exploited Children's Award, which honors outstanding law enforcement professionals who have performed above and beyond the call of duty in safely recovering a missing child or successfully resolving a complex child sexual exploitation investigation. Eric was also presented with the U.S. Attorney Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement in 2013.

Over the course of his career, Eric has led or participated in a wide range of cyber-focused classes, seminars and conferences. He is a two-time winner of the SANS DFIR NetWars Tournament (2015, 2014). In addition to his many speaking engagements, Eric is the co-author of 'X-Ways Forensics Practitioner's Guide,' which was a Forensic 4Cast 2014 Digital Forensics Book of the Year winner.

Before joining the FBI, Eric was a systems administrator for Menlo Logistics, a global supply chain company whose core business offerings include third-party logistics and supply chain management.

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