Challenges and Images

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Test Images

Computer Forensic Reference Data Sets (CFReDS)

www.cfreds.nist.gov

The CFReDS site is a repository of reference sets/images of simulated digital evidence for examination. Some images are produced by NIST, often from the CFTT (tool testing) project, and some are contributed by other organizations.

Digital Corpora

digitalcorpora.org

A website of digital corpora for use in computer forensics research. Some of the corpora on this website are freely available, while others are only available to researchers under special arrangement.

Digital Forensics Tool Testing Images

dftt.sourceforge.net

File system and disk images from Brian Carrier for testing digital forensic analysis and acquisition tools.

HogFly’s Memory Dumps

forensicir.blogspot.com

Available on HogFly’s skydrive here.

Linux LEO

linuxleo.com

This site is intended to assist members of the computer forensic community learn more about Linux and its potential as a forensic tool. Various practice images are available under the heading “Supplemental Files” in the left hand side menu.

Wireshark Sample Captures

wiki.wireshark.org/SampleCaptures

A large number of sample packet captures to use with Wireshark.

Enron Email Dataset

www.cs.cmu.edu/~enron/

This dataset contains data from about 150 users, mostly senior management of Enron, organized into folders. It contains a total of about 0.5M messages originally made public, and posted to the web, by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission during its investigation. After various corrections (notably by Melinda Gervasio at SRI) and redactions it is now made available by William W. Cohen at CMU.

Forensic Challenges and Exercises

DFRWS Challenges

2008: www.old.dfrws.org/2008/challenge/submission.shtml

2009: www.old.dfrws.org/2009/challenge/submission.shtml

2010: www.old.dfrws.org/2010/challenge/

2015: http://www.old.dfrws.org/2015/challenge/index.shtml

Black T-Shirt Challenge

http://cyberforensicschallenge.com

Lance Mueller’s Practical Exercises

www.forensickb.com/2008/01/forensic-practical.html

www.forensickb.com/2008/01/forensic-practical-2.html

www.forensickb.com/2010/01/forensic-practical-exercise-3.html

The Honeynet Project – Scan 24 Challenge

old.honeynet.org/scans/scan24/

A challenge set by the Digital Forensic Research WorkShop involving a dd image of a recovered floppy.

The International Society of Forensic Computer Examiners® – Sample Practical Exercise

www.isfce.com/sample-pe.htm

Image file of a floppy diskette with accompanying case scenario.

Network Forensics Puzzle Contest

forensicscontest.com

The Network Forensics Puzzle contest is written by Sherri Davidoff and Jonathan Ham with occasional guest authors.

UK Cyber Security Challenge

cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk

The Cyber Security Challenge is a series of national online games and competitions that will test the cyber security abilities of individuals and teams from every walk of life. It is designed to excite and inspire anyone considering a career in the cyber security industry and identify talented individuals capable of becoming part of the UK’s cyber security profession.