This article is a recap of some of the main highlights of the Digital Forensics Research Workshop (DFRWS) held in Dublin from the 23rd – 26th of March 2015. Over the next few weeks Forensic Focus will also be bringing you a number of interviews and research updates from the conference.
DFRWS began with a series of workshops held at the Hilton Double Tree in Dublin. Frédéric Baguelin and Solal Jacob from Arxsys demonstrated Digital Forensics Framework and provided exercises for the attendees, who were able to perform a full forensic analysis of a provided disk image. The workshop covered several areas including Skype and SQLite analysis, antivirus scanning, bookmarking, tagging and reporting.
Upstairs in the meeting rooms, Michael Cohen from Google discussed the recently released Rekall platform, and how to use it for memory analysis in forensic investigations.