Book Review – ReWork

Jon Rajewski Book Review, TED

On a long car drive back from Boston after watching the Buffalo Sabres lose to the Bruins…I had an opportunity to read Jason Fried and David Hansson’s book ReWork. This won’t be a spoiler review, more so a reflection of how the books topics could be applied to the Digital Forensic / Incident Response (DFIR) industry. Before I get into my review, …

Senator Patrick Leahy visits the Leahy Center for Digital Investigation (LCDI) at Champlain College

Jon Rajewski computer forensics, hands on, in the news

On Monday, November 14, 2011 Senator Patrick Leahy visited the Leahy Center for  Digital Investigation. Adopted from Patrick Leahy’s website:  Since 2006 Leahy has secured $1.15 million in Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance grants to provide educational and technical support to Vermont law enforcement agencies, relating to crime-solving digital enforcement issues.  After receiving the grants, Champlain College invested additional college …

Emerging Science – Cyber Shadows – Rajewski Interviewed

Jon Rajewski computer forensics, cybercrime, in the news

On November 2, 2011Vermont Public Television (VPT) aired “Cyber Shadows”, an episode for there Emerging Science series which is focused on highlighting scientific and technology topics. I had the pleasure of being interviewed for this show and wanted to quickly document it here. Here is the blurb from the VPT Emerging Science website  As the popularity of social media grows, so does …

Partition Table Parsing – v.winning

Jon Rajewski file system forensics

I had a few minutes before a dinner event and I did what most geeks would do. I embarked Melissa Augustines Partition Table challenge. As it turnes out, I won 🙂 I strongly recommend that you try to solve the challenge. With all of the MBR Malware showing back on the horizon it’s important for you to have these skills mastered.

Digital Forensics is a Science was Honored as "Blog of the Week" by DFI News Newsletter

Jon Rajewski award

Today I was sitting at my desk grading the “Preservation Report” assignment from my Introduction to Digital Forensic class when an email came in from a former colleague from Protiviti wishing me congratulations. I immediately found myself thinking, “what“? DFI News – October 28, 2011 – Blog of the Week “Digital Forensics is a Science” was honored by DFI News Newsletter as the …

Champlain College Center for Digital Investigation (C3DI) mentioned in Seven Days Newspaper

Jon Rajewski in the news

Seven Days, a Vermont based newspaper highlighted the Champlain College Center for Digital Investigation in this week’s paper. Photo of the Seven Days Article Staff Writer Ken Picard wrote a longer Blog entry on the Center which can be located here or Full Disclosure – I’m a Co-Director at the C3DI with Mike Wilkinson, another Professor of Digital Forensics at …

Google search results going secure, what does this mean for forensics?

Jon Rajewski computer forensics, cryptology, google

If you run a search on, your Internet search is likely recorded and logged in several places. Digital forensic examiners leverage this feature in digital forensic exams. Investigators can serve Google with the appropriate legal paperwork to determine a specific users searches while they were logged into Google. The latter is hard to obtain and the former is a standard …

Book Review – Worm

Jon Rajewski Book Review, cybercrime

On a recent plane trip back from Las Vegas I read the book titled “Worm” by Mark Bowden. Rather than elaborate on detail surrounding the specific content, I wanted to share with you some quick observations to help you decide whether to read the book or not. I’m still very afraid of Conficker This book is great for experts and …

Cyber Security Evaluation Tool Released by DHS

Jon Rajewski cybercrime, DFIR

The Department of Homeland Security has released CSET (Fact Sheet) The Cyber Security Evaluation Tool (CSET) which provides users with a systematic and repeatable approach for assessing the cybersecurity posture of their industrial control system networks. This tool also includes both high-level and detailed questions applicable to all industrial control systems (ICS). CSET was developed under the direction of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Control Systems …

Tougher penalties for cyber crime

Jon Rajewski cybercrime

In light of the recent tweet by Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy (@SenatorLeahy) about how Congress must work together to fight threats to our cybersecurity AND the recent testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee of Associate Deputy Attorney General James Baker and Secret Service Deputy Special Agent in Charge Pablo Martinez there may be some very interesting breakthroughs on the horizon with regard to maximum …