Saturday, March 29, 2014

Daily Blog #279: Saturday Reading 3/29/14

Hello Reader,
        Another week has come and gone. I hope it was filled with factual revelations and case breaking moments. It's time to get ready for next week and all the new artifacts and DFIR knowledge that awaits you in this weeks Saturday Reading.

1. We had an unusual Forensic Lunch this week but still chock full of great DFIR information. This week we had:

Vico Marziale, @vicomarziale, from 504ensics, discussing their memory differencing project amongst other topics

Lee Whitfield, @lee_whitfield, discussing the upcoming deadline for Forensic 4cast award nominations and the trouble with time machines

You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyDPxUXS1FQ&list=UUZ7mQV3j4GNX-LU1IKPVQZg

2.  Harlan has a new blog post up this week on why he writes DFIR books, I have similar reasons to Harlan and found it a great read, http://windowsir.blogspot.com/2014/03/writing-dfir-books_28.html

3. Harlan put up a second post this week advocating for why you should learn how to program if you plan to excel in DFIR something I absolutely agree with, http://windowsir.blogspot.com/2014/03/coding-for-digital-forensic-analysis.html

4. Corey Harrell has a new post up this week talking about yet another program execution artifact. This one covers a new event log that also tracks program execution related to the application compatibility artifacts he's been blogging about, http://journeyintoir.blogspot.com/2014/03/exploring-program-inventory-event-log.html

5. SANS has a new post up on their computer forensics blog with a link to download their know DFIR poster, http://digital-forensics.sans.org/blog/2014/03/26/finding-evil-on-windows-systems-sans-dfir-poster-release. The poster gives a great set of reference knowledge on 'knowing normal' to find evil.

6. Lenny Zelster has put up a series of introductory videos to malware analysis, great watching http://blog.zeltser.com/post/80874760857/introductory-malware-analysis-webcasts

7. Brian Moran has been updating and working on his live response scripts that he's been giving away. In this post Brian goes into how to detect the JackPOS malware using the data collected by his response script http://brimorlabs.blogspot.com/2014/03/windows-live-response-collection-vs.html

That's all for this week, make sure to come back tomorrow for another Sunday Funday challenge!