Monday, May 27, 2013

This 'n That

Hello world! I wanted to let you know why I haven't been putting up any new posts lately and also tell you about some great stuff on other blogs. First, I haven't been posting as all my computer equipment is in storage at my parents house, so I have no way of running any new projects at the moment. We sold our house and are in between homes as we wait for our new home out on the farm. Once we get moved in, I plan to set up my equipment and get back to blogging.

In the meantime, I would welcome guest posts if you're itching to write and don't have a blog of your own. My only rules are that your post is about forensics, infosec or malware and that you can back up anything you say in your post. I'm not overly strict on the topics, so if you have a topic you think might fit in here, let me know and we'll talk about it. You can contact me at kdpryor {at} gmail [dot] com.

And now, some links! David Cowen posted about his CEIC presentation on the NTFS Triforce and provided a link to sign up for the public beta. You can find the post HERE. He includes a link to sign up for the public beta test, as well as links for his slides, labs and a demo video on YouTube. I attended a DFIROnline session a couple months ago presented by David Cowen and Matt Seyer on the NTFS Triforce and it was excellent. I encourage you to check it out on YouTube on the Mike Wilkinson DFIROnline channel.

David's new book, Computer Forensics Infosec Pro Guide, came out recently, as well. I haven't got to read it, yet, but hope to soon. The reviews on Amazon are quite favorable, which is no surprise. David is an excellent writer and a forensics expert, as well as being a really good guy.

Corey Harrell posted about a new tool he's released called autorip. More importantly, he talks about his process when conducting an investigation and letting it dictate the tool usage and not the other way around. Corey is one of the smartest people I know and I always learn from him. You can read his new post at .

An upcoming book I'm very excited about is the X-Ways Forensics Practitioners Guide from Syngress. I've used X-Ways for about four years now and love working with it. X-Ways has a reputation with some of being a bit hard to learn, even with the extensive user manual. This new book should help both the veteran user and the newcomer learn how to take advantage of this powerful software. The book is being written by Brett Shavers and Eric Zimmerman, while Jimmy Weg is the tech editor. All three of these gentlemen are highly respected in the forensics community overall and active in the X-Ways user community. They clearly know the subject and I have no doubt the book will be very good. I'll be reviewing the book as soon as I get a chance to read it.

The Volatility Labs team is holding Month of Volatility Plugins 2 this month. Check out their blog for all the great new posts coming from the awesome Volatility crew.

Finally, voting is coming to a close soon for the Forensic 4cast Awards. Be sure to go cast your vote before it's too late.

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