Life is busy in the digital forensics and incident response world, so this week’s Case Leads is short and sweet. Here are my favorite items from the last few days, enjoy!
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- Harris Corporation introduces BlackJack a USB device that looks very useful for situations where one must rapidly triage systems for the presence of interesting data. According to the press release, the device boots in less than three seconds and “automatically scans and copies data by prioritizing search criteria and securely partitions search results for analysis.” The device has two LEDs, one red and one green that indicate the presence or absence of items of interest.
- The Paradigm Solutions blog has a nice post about imaging an OLPC X0-1 should you ever have a need to do this yourself.
- Richard Bejtlich posted and interesting read that refers to an article on debka.com about Iran’s efforts to get security experts to help them remediate the stuxnet infection.
- The news of a New York Supreme Court saying users have no reasonable expectation of privacy on social networking sites has been making the rounds this week. Here’s an excellent write up on the story from Electornic Discovery Law
- Google announced earlier this week that they would start making alerts available to Autonomous System owners when malicious content is found on their networks. For owners of large distributed networks, this is welcome news and should be a useful service.
- Mandiant Incident Response Conference (MIRcon) — Alexandria, VA — Oct 12-13
- 2010 Wisconsin Association of Computer Crime Investigators (WACCI) — Madison, WI — Oct 12 – 15
- Reverse Engineering Malware with Lenny Zeltser — New York City – Oct 25- Oct 29 2010
- Techno Forensics and Digital Investigations Conference – Gaithersburg, MD – Oct 25-26
- Paraben’s Forensics Innovations Conference — Park City Utah — Nov 7-10
- SANS Incident Detection and Log Management Summit — Washington DC — Dec 8 – 9
Digital Forensics Case Leads for 20100930 was compiled by Dave Hull. Hull is a member of a Fortune 10000 CIRT and forensics team. He edits and contributes to this blog and teaches for SANS as often as he can. If you have an item you’d like to see posted to the SANS Digital Forensics Case Leads, please email it to email@example.com.