Author: Stacey Randolph

#4 – Taking a Step Back

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Digital Forensics

A few people have reached out asking how I got into forensics, so before I dive too deeply into tech posts (and following up on yesterday’s iTunes Backup post), I figured I should stop to answer this. As a child of the 80s, I grew up with the best TV shows – my favorites being Thundercats, Laverne & Shirley, MacGyver, and Inspector Gadget. The last two really drew me to puzzles, investigations, and keeping me […]

#1 – The Zeltser Challenge

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Digital Forensics / Incident Response

It’s no secret that people have pushed for more community sharing in DFIR, assuming one’s company or role allows that sharing. A few years ago, David Cowen entered a daring experiment to write a daily blog. This was based on Lenny Zeltser’s challenge, lovingly termed “The Zeltser Challenge” among the community, in which one writes a blog post every day for a year. Matt Bromiley also embarked on the challenge. The goal of the challenge is […]

DFIR Summit Family Reunion

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Conferences / Digital Forensics / Incident Response

“Reunited and it feels so good…” That lyric sums up my overall thoughts on the annual SANS DFIR (Digital Forensics and Incident Response) Summit experience in Austin, TX. Although, so does this song by Dual Core. This conference is easily my favorite of the year. The talks are highly technical, but not to the point of overwhelming with your eyes glazing over. You can find the links to the presentations here. There were a surprising […]