(ISC)² Southern Arizona / UA CyberCats Meeting Links

I recently talked about ransomware at a joint (ISC)² Southern Arizona / UA CyberCats meeting. There were a few items in the presentation and discussed after and I wanted to make sure I provided the links here:

Thanks again to everyone who attended!

(ISC)² Southern Arizona / UA CyberCats Meeting Links

Seeing the Light

There is light at the end of the tunnel.

So much has happened over the past few years that it’s odd to think about closure paired with continued success. With any luck I’ll be wrapping up my masters program at the end of the year and entering my second year of employment at Kroll. I’ve also been remodeling my home. This isn’t a humblebrag post. If you enjoy doing something it doesn’t automatically become easy. This year has been difficult and not unilaterally successful. Learning experiences? Yes. Fuck-ups? Also yes. Running water? Occasionally. At least no one died as a result.*

I’m excited to get back to punk-rock computing: Using my free time to research/test what I want, how I want, and blog about. That’s why this post exists. I’m kicking the rust off the ol’ WordPress install to make sure it works (I’ve been paying someone to maintain it… did they?) and that I know how to hit the “Publish” button with just the right amount of intensity. (About 4.63 intensities or more.)

There are many new tools I use since I’ve last posted that I’d love to post about. Python 3 + pandas, KAPE, and DeepBlueCLI, etc. I look forward to posting how I use them, what I use them for, and what I think the future of DFIR could look like. Also just about my life, what’s on my mind, and a few links to weird websites that remind me of how the Internet was in 1996. Webrings, anyone? More posts soon!

* That I am aware of.

 

Seeing the Light

Bring on 2017!

I haven’t updated this blog as regularly as I would have hoped. There’s a massive amount of digital forensic and information security blogs and I wasn’t quite sure how to differentiate mine. (Or if that was even possible.) Despite me being a generally private person I’m going to change the tone of this blog for 2017. Instead of holding out for rare updates I will post regularly – about once a month – and discuss not only what I am working on at the moment but also what is going on in my life. Last year was excellent for me on a personal level. I would like to share those things.

This month I will be presenting at the Tucson Computer Forensics and Information Security Meetup. If you can make it I would love to meet and see you there! I’ll go over what I found out about the Amazon Echo Dot that I was gifted. If you can’t attend check back here as I will post the information that I will discuss. Thanks!

Bring on 2017!