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 …

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 …

"Wait, I just found my password"

In today’s Digital Forensic Tool Evaluation class we were using FTK Imager. I walked the class through the fundamentals and then through some of advanced features. I was very happy with the questions I was getting – this really shows that the students were “getting it”. That said I wanted to share a fun story from class – When I …

Digital Forensic Course Prep – Champlain College

One of the best parts of being a professor is preparing courses before the semester begins. It’s a time to reflect on the last time you taught the course and make improvements/enhancements in the content. One of the fun projects I did last year was scoped an analysis (and created evidence) surrounding the Wikileaks case. Here was the project scope: …

Champlain College – New Digital Forensic Curriculum

Last May (2011) I rewrote the undergraduate digital forensic curriculum at Champlain College. I collaborated with the many people to complete this monumental task including but not limited to Mike Wilkinson, Cristian Balan, Ali Rafieymehr, Michelle Miller, Jim Hoag and others who will be named at a future date (we are waiting to release these names). This Fall is the first …