Jonathan Rajewski, Champlain College in VT
Digital forensics: anything that can read, store or transmit information, that can be presented at trial. Digital is complex. Hollywood glamorizes the forensics process, which is a problem. Ads of what tech can do, new technology always evolving. Public safety officers investigate crimes that involve technology. Problem: backlogs, each state follows different procedures. Court cases illustrate this. It’s a nationwide public safety issue, delays can affect personally in different ways.
What they do: secure communication portals, copy files. This happened in VT. Time is of the essence in forensics: how many devices in a house? what operating systems? Do people know how to deal with this? Complications: all terabyte drives with lots of data.
Forensics Operations center: each of the people have different specialties, training and tools. Another example in Chattanooga. Evidence in house is complex, and school had 4 different iMacs. Using Internet 2 architecture, they connect the local resources with their service.
Demo: using two tools to copy data from devices at target IP, run forensics to determine what pages they’ve been searching, files on the machine. He’s doing triage: not moving whole drive across the network.
Bringing this to reality: SUI Investigator reports to local and virtual forensics centers to develop a solution as soon as possible.