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.

July 27, 2017

Apple Continuity and iCloud Data Leakage – When Apple Bites Back

What you don’t know can’t hurt you. ~Unknown Apple Continuity, iCloud Sync, and Digital Forensics Apple Continuity; introduced in 2014 with iOS 8.0, this nifty feature allows seamless […]
May 24, 2017
Beneventan music manuscript

Beats and Bytes: Striking the Right Chord in Digital Forensics

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres.” — Pythagoras Curiosity is a personality trait that […]
May 9, 2017
The computers our laptop forensics experts see can be very well-traveled. This one had taken a trip to Belize and came back suspiciously different...

Adventures in Laptop Forensics

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.” “I […]
March 7, 2017

Forensic Case Files: Exonerating an Employee of Data Theft

“Every truth has two sides; it is as well to look at both, before we commit ourselves to either.” – Aesop Our client in this forensics […]
February 21, 2017
Virtual machine forensics is like opening up a Matryoshka doll--There's always more inside.

Forensic Case Files: Virtual Machine Matryoshka

“Keep thinking. You can hear our brains rattling around inside us, like the littler Russian dolls.” – M. T. Anderson In this case study, we got […]
December 20, 2016
Leonardo Dicaprio, playing infamous con man and forger Frank Abagnale, on the set of Steven Spielberg's "Catch Me If You Can" along with the real Frank Abagnale.

Forensic Case Files: Impersonating Your Ex-Boss

If my forgeries looked as bad as the CBS documents, it would have been ‘Catch Me In Two Days’. – Frank Abagnale   Frank Abagnale, infamous […]
November 17, 2016

Employee Misconduct and Digital Forensics

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my ax. – Abraham Lincoln Technology and Work Time The average American […]