First off, I want to thank Mike Wilkinson for asking me to present at the February 2012 DFIROnline videocast. The presentation topic was “A hands on (pen/paper) exercise in basic cryptology and cryptanalysis”. We had about 45 people in attendance. The session was interactive and my goal was to really help people appreciate the art of manual ciphertext decryption.
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In hindsight I wish I spent some more development time on this presentation. My current day job duties, spending time with my pregnant wife and training for a marathon left me with about 3 hours to prepare. I think the presentation went well, I just think I could have possibly made it a bit more animated. Cryptology is a very important skill for digital forensic / incident response practitioners to possess.