Category Archives: Digital Forensics

Petya/ExPetr was Data Killer, Not Ransomware

By Michael Hall, Chief Information Security Officer The malware attack that started in Eastern Europe in late June and quickly spread around the globe looks like it was not a ransom attack at all, but an all-out effort to destroy data, according to a security company that examined the program’s code. At first, it looked … Continue reading Petya/ExPetr was Data Killer, Not Ransomware

Ransomware Takes a New Turn—How WannaCry was Different

By Michael Hall, Chief Information Security Officer Last month, the ransomware known as WannaCry spread through the world at an astonishing rate, attacking hundreds of thousands of computers literally overnight and holding their data for ransom. In 2016, ransomware cost its victims approximately $1 billion. That’s $1 billion for all victims of all ransomware programs … Continue reading Ransomware Takes a New Turn—How WannaCry was Different

Digital Forensic Process—Preservation / Collection

By John Ahearne, Forensic Analyst This article is part of a series that delves into each step of the digital forensic process. If you missed one of the previous articles, you can read them at the links below: Digital Forensic Process—Introduction Digital Forensic Process—Identification Handling Digital Evidence Handling of evidence is the most important aspect … Continue reading Digital Forensic Process—Preservation / Collection

May 23, 2017: A Primer on Current Android Device Forensics (Enfuse)

Rene Novoa, DriveSavers Sr. Manager of eDiscovery and Digital Forensics, will be joining Ronen Engler, Cellebrite Sr. Manager of Technology and Innovation, to speak at the Enfuse Conference in Las Vegas. Title: A Primer on Current Android Device Forensics Date/Time: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 11:00AM – 12:00PM Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV With Android devices … Continue reading May 23, 2017: A Primer on Current Android Device Forensics (Enfuse)

Digital Forensics Process—Identification

  By Rene Novoa, Senior Manager of eDiscovery and Digital Forensics This article is part of a series that delves into each step of the digital forensic process. If you missed the introduction to the series, which provides a synopsis of the process as a whole, you can click here. Identification is an extremely important … Continue reading Digital Forensics Process—Identification

Digital Forensic Process—Introduction

By Rene Novoa, Senior Manager of eDiscovery and Digital Forensics More and more aspects of our daily lives are being monitored, tracked and recorded by electronic devices. Today, computers, smartphones and tablets can be found in almost every home and have already become obvious sources of electronically stored information (ESI) useful in both criminal and … Continue reading Digital Forensic Process—Introduction

Warning: Internet of Things Holds Hidden Dangers

By Rene Novoa, Senior Manager of eDiscovery and Digital Forensics Law enforcement and civil litigators now have another source of evidence—searching for clues and ESI in the Internet of Things (IoT) universe where “always-on” smart devices may collect and store evidence of criminal behavior or civil liability. Police are investigating an Arkansas murder where clues to … Continue reading Warning: Internet of Things Holds Hidden Dangers

Cybercrime Forecast: Upswing in 2017

By Michael Hall, Chief Information Security Officer Computer security threats aren’t going away this year. They’re going to get worse. And, they’re likely to create bigger and nastier problems for big and small companies alike as hackers create new pathways into even highly secure environments. Google the term “security threat” for 2017 and you’ll get … Continue reading Cybercrime Forecast: Upswing in 2017

DriveSavers CTO Joins USC Information Technology Advisory Board

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Industry leader helps shape the future of data recovery and eDiscovery through an advisory role at the University of Southern California NOVATO, Calif. (May 24, 2016) DriveSavers, the worldwide leader in data recovery, eDiscovery and digital forensic solutions, further strengthens its commitment to helping shape the future of data recovery and eDiscovery practices through a … Continue reading DriveSavers CTO Joins USC Information Technology Advisory Board

CTO Chris Bross Speaking at Enfuse 2016 May 23–26 Booth 223

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CEIC is now Enfuse! This conference will take place May 23–26 in Las Vegas. Enfuse is a three-day security and digital investigations conference where specialists, executives, and experts break new ground for the year ahead. On Wednesday, May 25, Chris Bross, DriveSavers Chief Technology Officer, alongside Jeff Hedlesky, Forensic Evangelist-FBU at Guidance Software, will be … Continue reading CTO Chris Bross Speaking at Enfuse 2016 May 23–26 Booth 223