At Forensic Focus, we like to take a look at all the digital forensics news that’s being shared on blogs and websites around the world. We frequently come across sites we’d like to recommend as excellent reads for anyone involved in the field. Here are five of our current top recommendations.
Jamie Levy blogs about her work with Volatility, personal research interests, and upcoming events and training courses that may be useful to both novices and professionals in digital forensics. An accessible and useful source of information for anyone who’s thinking about delving deeper into forensics but isn’t sure where to start, JL’s Stuff is a valuable repository of information.Hacking Exposed
Security consultant David Cohen runs Hacking Exposed, a blog which deals with a wide range of forensics topics and is updated daily. The tips in each post are supplemented by a challenge to readers, and every week Cohen hosts a ‘Sunday Funday’, in which a winner is picked from among the competitors. Hacking Exposed takes a fun look at forensics without skimping on the important stuff.
Windows Incident Response
Dedicated to incident response and digital analysis of Windows systems, Windows IR provides information on malware, storage systems and the most recent updates to the DFIR world. Written by a co-author of Digital Forensics with Open Source Tools, the blog includes a handy Little Black Book of Windows Forensic Secrets, which provides one-liner hints and tips to help with investigations.
Journey Into Incident Response
JIIR offers in-depth descriptions of some of the main challenges and techniques in digital forensics. Although it focuses strongly on the technical aspects of vulnerability and malware investigations, the blog also discusses issues surrounding forensics as a discipline, including the ever-relevant debate around academic learning vs. practical skills, and which routes are best for people who want to enter the field.
Another contributor to Hacking Exposed’s Sunday Funday challenges, Dan Pullega’s blog provides digital forensics tidbits and resources taken from his own experience. The ‘Forensics Quickies’ series includes brief insights into areas of interest, which are often described in more depth later for anyone who may want to find out more.
Those are our five recommended blogs for today. Do you write about digital forensics? Leave us a comment and let us know!