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www.google.com/search?q=what+does+this+all+mean?

  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 11:00 AM EDT (2017-05-11 15:00:00 UTC)
  • Phill Moore

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Overview

Google's market share in the search engine space ensures that it is usually the first port of call when someone needs information. Google, being the data-driven company that it is, likes to record data about the user's activity, some of which is hidden in plain sight in the URL string.This treasure trove of cryptic data extends well beyond the humble search term. As Google Search artifacts are found on just about every examination, this presentation will take a look at what information we can decode from the Google URLs found in Internet History and Cache to assist in determining a user's actions, and, where possible, adding reliability to the times in our timelines.

To learn more on this topic, attend the 10th annual SANS Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) Summit & Training. This training event brings together the most influential group of experts, the highest quality training, and the greatest industry networking opportunities in one place. Over the course of this eight-day training event, you'll enjoy:

  • Highly technical digital forensics and incident response presentations from the industry's top practitioners during the two-day Summit
  • Nine SANS DFIR courses to choose from to advance your training, build your arsenal of defenses, and learn how to better protect your organization
  • The opportunity to network with fellow attendees at receptions and community-building events
  • A DFIR NetWars tournament to sharpen your skills and solve incident-related challenges

Speaker Bio

Phill Moore

Phill has always focused on finding fulfillment through his work, which is why he abandoned his initial pursuit of a career as a business analyst to seek out something that really sparked his interest and felt worthwhile. A career in Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) was the perfect fit. Whether prosecuting an offender, stopping an attacker, or saving a business, Phill says that the impact his DFIR work has on people's lives makes it all feel worthwhile. And he has extended his footprint through his research and his work as a SANS instructor for FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis. He writes a weekly blog called This Week in 4n6 that provides a roundup of news and updates about DFIR, and he produces a monthly podcast covering a selection of important recent articles. Phill also has a personal research blog documenting some of his DFIR research on topics such as Zone identifiers, examination documentation, and an introduction to mounting APFS volumes on MacOS. Phill's tools, including his GSERPent Google URL Parser and his Homespeak tool for interacting with Google Home devices, can be found on his Github page. He was nominated for the Forensic 4Cast "Blog of the Year" award in 2017 and 2018 and was selected to speak at the SANS DFIR Summit in 2018. In 2019, he was nominated for the Forensic 4Cast "Resource of the Year", "Podcast of the Year", and "Social Media Contributor of the Year".

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