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. I would like to offer a solution – a class of eager undergraduate …

Mobile Device Forensics – Course Update

It’s been a few weeks since the last update, but things have been busy. The Fall 2012 term is now in Week 5 (wow, the semester is flying by). We’ve covered the following topics: Cell phone usage and data Cell phone network architecture / infrastructure Carriers and how they play a role (or not using a carrier all together – create your own) Procedures I’m …

Engage Digital Forensic / Incident Response Students. Why is this a good idea?

In the ever growing field of digital forensics / incident response there is a great need for professionals to mentor/assist those currently trying to break into the industry. Some of you reading this are literally the “rock stars” of DFIR community – and students know this. We all have mentors and people that we aspire to be like. In the above video, …

Operating System Forensics – Week 1 Overview

The first week of classes went well for this course. One of the questions I love ask students after I go over the course schedule is “what would they like me to present on in addition to what I planned?”. The overwhelming response from students (mostly junior / senior –  Computer Forensic / Computer Networking and Security) was Malware Analysis. Typically I …

Series Introduction: Operating System Forensics

This is the first post for the 2012 Fall Operating System Forensics course at Champlain College. This course is focused on teaching students how to extract and analyze information from some of the most commonly seen operating systems. We will explore aspects from basic analysis all the way through some of the most leading edge analysis methodologies that will help …

Series Introduction: Mobile Device Forensics

This is the introduction post for my Fall 2012 Mobile Device Forensics course. This is a brand new course and will be actively developed over the semester. During this course students will learn about cell phone / mobile device / embedded system technologies. Over the next 15 weeks we will delve into everything from how cell phones and their respective networks work, how information is stored on mobile devices, how …

Jonathan Rajewski – Computer & Digital Forensic Professor – Recognized as one of the nations "Best 300 Professors" by The Princeton Review

“It’s all about the students” – This was my answer to the question “Why do you teach?” posed to me few weeks ago by an industry professional. Preparing students for their future careers in the digital forensic / incident response / cyber security industries is something that I really enjoy. It’s also one ways I can contribute to the cyber security / computer forensic …

Capstone Update

The end is near… Only a nine more days until this year’s Champlain College computer forensic senior capstone projects are due. In the past few weeks however, some of them have modified and/or completely changed their projects. The good news is, they are all diligently working on something that is relevant to what they plan on doing after graduation. The …

Anti-Forensics and Network Forensics – Course Update

So I’ve been very busy doing work, but wanted to spend a few minutes updating this course’s blog. To date we’ve covered the following: Metasploit – Slacker/Transmogrify and Temporal data manipulation / and detecting it Digital Darkroom technologies – manipulation of digital media and detection Digitalization of data – digital/analog conversion etc Cryptography Cryptanalysis – learning how encryption / decryption works. Photo adopted from http://bit.ly/FPSoIv Each and …

Jonathan Rajewski to appear on WCAX (CBS Affiliate) tonight

I’m very excited to be featured on WCAX’s “The :30” tonight – the show time is scheduled to begin at 5:30PM. I will be accompanied by Jason Hall – a Champlain College Senior Computer / Digital Forensic Student. I’ve worked with Jason for the past few years as a professor and more recently as the Director at the Senator Leahy Center for Digital Investigation. …