Murphy's Law of Digital Forensics

I love digital forensics – the art and the science of it; the stories, challenges and puzzles surrounding it. In this field, nothing is impossible – there are just really difficult problems waiting for novel solutions. This blog is where I’ll share my experiences, thoughts, and ideas about our profession and how the Gillware Digital Forensics team approaches them.

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October 8, 2018
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It’s Not the Waking, It’s the Rising: Our Takeaways from NetDiligence-Santa Monica

We never have to try very hard to find an excuse to travel to California, and the NetDiligence Cyber Risk Summit was one of the easiest […]
September 6, 2018

MobileSMS.plist and the Joy of Testing – My Favorite Artifacts, Part Two

The proper method for inquiring after the properties of things is to deduce them from experiments. ~ Isaac Newton Testing is the way to figure out […]
August 21, 2018

Smartphone User Dictionary Files – My Favorite Artifacts, Part One

“Words – so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of […]
July 23, 2018

What Are Forensic Artifacts? – My Favorite Artifacts, Part 0

“Wherever he steps, whatever he touches, whatever he leaves, even unconsciously, will serve as a silent witness against him. Not only his fingerprints or his footprints, […]
June 12, 2018

USB Pwny Express – Counterfeit USB Devices and Anti-Forensics

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” ~ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest Myths and Legends: This past week, I spoke at the […]
May 24, 2018

How to Prevent the Worst Monday Imaginable

For most people, Friday is the start of their weekend. At Gillware Digital Forensics, it’s actually the start of our work week. Why? Because it’s the […]
May 18, 2018
If you know the right language, you'll see why Gillware Digital Forensics' cake says "Happy 10th Birthday"...

Happy Birthday #2, Gillware Digital Forensics!

“There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary numerals, and those who don’t.” ~ Ian Stewart, Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities […]
April 27, 2018
Nathan and Will stage an example of common tech support scams

Case Study: Tech Support Scams and the Real Threat of Data Breaches

A data breach that only leaks your email address and phone number might seem trivial. But here’s a look at how hackers can exploit you with […]
March 8, 2018

A Shout-Out to Amazing Sheroes in IT

No computer is ever going to ask a new, reasonable question. It takes trained people to do that. – Grace Hopper My Sheroes! Today, March 8, […]