Thursday, May 09, 2019

Observations from the digital backyard...

I have been meaning to post on this subject for a while so without being side tracked again, here goes..

Very good work by Brett Shavers over at 'DFIR Training (Brett Shavers)' who is aiming to create 'The most complete DFIR resource on the planet.' Brett has sure done a great job so far and receives regular plaudits for his work; so be ensure you have time to drop in on his site

Note: DFIR (Digital Forensics & Incident Response) is a broad church of highly skilled and experience people from a wider background field than digital forensics but has good cross-compatibility with pure digital forensics.

Phill Moore (RandomAccess) another outstanding character in our field has a highly successful website called 'Knowledge Base - This week in 4N6', that provides highlights occurring in the digital forensics world... For up-to-date news do visit Phill's website; Phill has a good reputation for quality news. Phill's just asked me to remind readers to also have a look at his additional blog

Mobile forensics is not without its new discoveries as Mike "forensicmike" Williamson found out and detailed his findings in his article 'MPT – LG’s incognito version of KnowledgeC' Mike is a nice guy and generously shares of his knowledge with others as he has in this discussion about uncovering LG hidden MPT partition and its value to investigations. His findings have also been recognised and published in Interpol's Digital 4N6 Pulse Issue II. Top man for sharing, Mike!

Yet another name known in the digital forensics arena is 'San4n6', who is in fact Darryl Santry at IACIS (International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists): Staff Mobile Forensics, Adjunct Prof; who has undertaken a wonderful initiative (training project) to educate young teenagers in Cyber issues. Darryl is taking the complex, complicated and convoluted knowledge and experiences of the Cyber arena and delivering that information through his teaching in terms that young students can understand. Darryl's doing a great job and what a first class guy for doing this. IACIS will be having upcoming conferences and I will update readers on those dates when I know.

Andrew "rathbuna" Rathbun, a forensic computer examiner, who launched DISCORD Digital Forensics (a server containing a confederation of digital and technical chat forums) which has seen a staggering membership uptake of 1500 members in less than an year. The Discord members provide really good quality advice. Superb work in bringing this together Andrew!! I will update this discussion shortly with how to join.

I cannot forgot to mention my friend Jamie Morris and his established website It now has nearly 36,000 members and is still going from strength to strength after all these years; whilst many similar websites have gone by the wayside. Well done, Jamie!

I will have more names to add in my next post on this subject.

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