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Smartphone Forensics Moves Fast. Stay Current or You May Miss Relevant Evidence!

  • Tuesday, January 12th, 2016 at 9:00 AM EST (14:00:00 UTC)
  • Heather Mahalik
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How have smartphone OS upgrades to iOS 8 and Lollipop changed the game of forensics? The goal of this talk will be to cover new locations for data storage, how the tools stand up to the changes and how to manually recover data that the tools miss. We will look at residual data from older OSs on Android and iOS (because an upgrade doesn't delete the old data) and determine how the data is parsed and decoded while staying within a limited budget.

Speaker Bio

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

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