Do you need help any Digital Forensic/CyberSecurity research?

I see a lot of questions on Twitter, email listserves, Google+ etc about technical challenges Digital Forensic/Incident Responders are dealing with on a daily basis. I know that we’re all very busy at our jobs and sometimes we just don’t have time to conduct research into a particular project.

champlain college view library

Champlain College (Burlington, VT) overlooks Lake Champlain

I would like to offer a solution – a class of eager undergraduate Digital Forensic students from Champlain College.

Tis the season for the Champlain College undergraduate Senior Capstone projects. This means that we have a full senior class that is currently selecting projects to research for the entire semester. While some students have already chosen great project topics, some are still thinking – which offers you an opportunity. If you are interested in having one of my students assist with your research/project in the computer forensics /  cybersecurity space – please contact me as soon as possible. Over the past two years teaching this class we have had students present papers on the following topics:

  • P2P Computer Forensics – Examiners Guide
  • Google Chromebook Forensics
  • Android Memory Forensics
  • Kindle Forensics: A Look at the Amazon Kindle Fire
  • The Investigation Handbook for System Restore Applications. A look into a forensic analysis of Deep Freeze, Returnil, and Toolwiz TimeFreeze
  • An Investigator’s Guide to Basic Malware Analysis
  • Quick Response Code Malware. The study of a population’s use of quick response codes for the potential of a distributed malware attack on cellular telephones
  • Xbox 360 Slim: Network Traffic Analysis. “Jump In” to Network Traffic Analysis
  • MBR Malware Analysis: TDL4 & Alworo. They Hide, You Seek
  • Biometric Authentication Forensics
  • Andriod OS v. 4.0 Forensics. A forensic look into the new version of the popular mobile OS
  • Volatile Memory Malware Analysis. Investigation Techniques Focusing on Artifacts in RAM
  • Malware Forensics
  • Multiple Application Reliability Verification and Validation System
  • Kindle Forensics
  • Dropbox – An Investigators Guide
  • Sexting – A Controversial Problem
  • Detecting Encryption
  • A Focus on Android Forensics
  • Google TV Forensics

Please keep in mind that these are undergraduate students that will be working on a project for the next 10 weeks. That said, based on our rich content and highly motivated/capable students – their work often rivals graduate level work. Students will also have the opportunity to leverage resources at the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation which is housed on the Champlain College campus.

senator leahy forensic lab champlain college

A picture of one of the rooms at the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send me the following as soon as possible:

  • Research Topic
  • Short description including anticipated goals from the student
  • Any other details that you can provide

As always please contact me with any questions.