Interested in Doing Cyber Forensics?
Thursday, September 19, 2019 — 1:45PM - 2:45PM
This workshop will demonstrate some of the skills involved in doing cyber forensics. It will also show the plethora of tools and open source software (free and available on the internet) that have been developed to do cyber forensics. Malware likes to hide… but it cannot go very far. The audience will discover how the traces and effects of malware are “preserved” in various computer artifacts (i.e., logs, files, disks, RAM memory, even “erased” files, etc.). Knowing where to look and having the right set of tools may uncover some unexpected things! Among them are indicators of intrusion or compromise and malware. After a brief overview, the audience will see, first-hand, an examination of some artifacts, and, with the use of specialized tools, see how evidence of malware can be uncovered and detected. This workshop is intended for students and early to mid-career professionals who are interested in learning more about cyber security. The audience will also see what tools they can begin to download for their own use for malware analysis. At the end of the workshop, the audience will gain an appreciation of the depth of knowledge and the skill that is required for doing cyber forensic analyses.
Maria Vicente Bonto-Kane, Assistant Professor in Practice, University of Texas in San Antonio