Provide Your Expert Perspective! Take the SANS Survey on Digital Forensics in Modern Times and Enter to Win a $400 American

Provide Your Expert Perspective! Take the SANS Survey on Digital Forensics in
       Modern Times and Enter to Win a $400 American Express Gift Card

Survey Explores Legal and Technical Ramifications of Digital Forensics across
Networks, Devices and into the Cloud.

PR Newswire

BETHESDA, Md., April 24, 2013

BETHESDA, Md., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --With digital
investigations evolving to include numerous devices, applications and mediums,
the SANS Institute is embarking on a new survey about modern-day digital
forensics investigations. The survey is being sponsored by Guidance Software,
Bit9, Cellebrite, and FireEye.

"Today's investigations involve more than just clients, servers, networks and
the Internet. For example, the evidence that's recoverable from mobile devices
is revolutionizing the dynamics and outcome of digital investigations," says
SANS forensics and virtualization instructor, Paul A. Henry, who is
co-authoring the survey report to be released during a SANS webcast July 18,
2013 at 1 PM EDT.

Ben Wright, a SANS legal security instructor and cyber attorney who is also
co-author of the report, adds "information such as the device's location, for
example, can be tracked and used as evidence. It is no longer simply where you
are, but perhaps who you are that can be surmised. Knowing a user's location
over time can provide insight into where a user has been and perhaps what that
user values. Values can reveal intention and motivation."

The survey's goal is to find out how organizations and enforcement agencies go
about conducting digital investigations that traverse various devices and
networks, and how well their tools and processes are working out, including
from a legal and regulatory perspective.

For example, how are organizations managing investigations that take them into
the public cloud, social networks and collaborative applications such as

"Many of the organizations I work with adopted a strategy of 'ignore it and
maybe it will go away' with regards to cloud forensics," explains Jacob
Williams, a forensics consultant and SANS co-instructor. "When hackers
launched the Sony Playstation network attacks from the AWS cloud, these
attitudes changed overnight."

By taking the survey you may also enter to win a $400 American Express Gift
Follow this link to take the survey:

Results released in association with the SANS Digital Forensics and Incident
Response Summit in Austin, July 10, with an associated webcast providing the
results. Attend the following for survey results: SANS Forensics for the Cloud
age webcast scheduled for July 18 at 1 pm EDT. Registration for the webcast is
open now. Those who register for the webcast will also receive an advanced
copy of the published paper.

About SANS Institute
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and
education organization. SANS is the most trusted, and by far the largest
source for world-class information security training and security
certification in the world offering over 50 training courses. GIAC, an
affiliate of the SANS Institute, is a certification body featuring over 20
hands-on, technical certifications in information security. SANS offers a
myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus
projects, research reports, and newsletters; and it operates the Internet's
early warning system - the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the
many security practitioners in varied global organizations from corporations
to universities working together to help the entire information security
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