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Building a Digital Forensics and Incident Response Offsite Response Kit

Natsar’s blog post on building a Digital Forensics and Incident Response Fly-Away Kit is an essential read for professionals in the field. It offers a comprehensive guide, complete with a shopping list of necessary equipment. This detailed post covers the selection of tools, software, and hardware, emphasizing legal compliance and operational efficiency for effective offsite incident management in digital forensics.

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Digital Forensic Use Case: Hacked Device

Facing a hacked device can be daunting, with limited help available. Law enforcement often won’t investigate unless linked to serious crimes. Journalists and authors frequently targeted, highlighting the need for robust cybersecurity and backups. Cyberattacks often involve installing malware or tricking users into doing so. Signs include poor call quality, unexpected data usage, and strange device behavior. If compromised, disconnect from the Internet and consider professional help. Some malware disappears upon reboot, but a clean scan doesn’t always mean safety.

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How DNS Prefetching and Preloading Can Lead to Incorrect Conclusions

Overview Coding used by web developers to improve the user experience (UX) of web browsing can cause data to be stored within a user’s device without the knowledge or interaction of the user. An untrained digital forensic analyst or a person reviewing the results of a forensic analysis that lacks proper context may make incorrect

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Using a SAN or NAS to Store Digital Evidence

This post explores best practices for storing digital forensic evidence using SAN/NAS in forensic labs. It covers hard drive sanitization, the importance of strict administrative policies, and technical setups to prevent evidence contamination. Recommendations include using forensic LANs, Access Control Lists for data security, and handling sensitive data with care. The compatibility of SAN usage with accreditation, highlighting adherence to policies and best practices, is also discussed.

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Creating a Mobile Digital Forensics Laboratory

In the rapidly evolving field of digital forensics, the increase in digital devices at crime scenes has overwhelmed forensic labs. This blog post delves into the innovative solution of a mobile digital forensics laboratory, detailing the transformation of an ambulance into a cutting-edge, on-site analysis hub. This approach not only streamlines evidence processing but also significantly cuts operational costs and enhances investigative efficiency, offering a pioneering model for agencies worldwide.

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Understanding Peer to Peer Investigations in Child Exploitation Cases

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) technology, notably through the Gnutella network, facilitates the widespread sharing of child exploitation content. Understanding P2P’s decentralized nature is crucial for combating such crimes. The Wyoming ICAC Task Force’s identification of over 377,044 computers sharing illegal files underscores the urgency. This insight is pivotal for legal professionals and investigators targeting technology-facilitated child exploitation.

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