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Many computer forensic programs, especially the all-in-one suites, use their own file formats to store information.  
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<b>PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU EDIT THE LISTS BELOW</b><br>
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When events begin the same day, events of a longer length should be listed first.  New postings of events with the same date(s) as other events should be added after events already in the list. Please use three-letter month abbreviations (i.e. Sep, NOT Sept. or September), use two digit dates (i.e. Jan 01 NOT Jan 1), and use date ranges rather than listing every date during an event(i.e. Jan 02-05, NOT Jan 02, 03, 04, 05).<br>
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<i>Some events may be <u>limited</u> to <b>Law Enforcement Only</b> or to a specific audience.  Such restrictions should be noted when known.</i>
  
==Independent File Formats==
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This is a BY DATE listing of upcoming events relevant to [[digital forensics]]. It is not an all inclusive list, but includes most well-known activities.  Some events may duplicate events on the generic [[conferences]] page, but entries in this list have specific dates and locations for the upcoming event.
These file formats were developed independently of any specific forensics package.
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=== [[AFF]]===
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Full details of the format and a working implementation can be downloaded from http://www.afflib.org/
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=== [[AFF4]]===
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This listing is divided into three sections (described as follows):<br>
AFF4 is a complete redesign of the AFF format. AFF4 is geared towards very large corpuses of images. It features a choice of binary container formats such as Zip, Zip64 and simple directories. Storage can be done using regular HTTP, as well as imaging directly to a central HTTP server using webdav. The format includes support for maps - which are zero copy transformations of data - for example, instead of storing a whole new copy of a carved file we just store a map of the blocks allocated to this file. This makes it trivial to chop up an image in many different ways with no storage overheads (for example chop up a memory image into the different process address spaces, extract TCP streams from a PCAP file with no copying overheads or extract all files from a filesystem with no copying). AFF4 also supports cryptography and image signing. AFF4 support fuse to present the images transparently to clients.
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<ol><li><b><u>[[Upcoming_events#Calls_For_Papers|Calls For Papers]]</u></b> - Calls for papers for either Journals or for Conferences, relevant to Digital Forensics (Name, Closing Date, URL)</li><br>
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<li><b><u>[[Upcoming_events#Conferences|Conferences]]</u></b> - Conferences relevant for Digital Forensics (Name, Date, Location, URL)</li><br>
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<li><b><u>[[Training Courses and Providers]]</u></b> - Training </li><br></ol>
  
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== Calls For Papers ==
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Please help us keep this up-to-date with deadlines for upcoming conferences that would be appropriate for forensic research.
  
=== [[gfzip]] (generic forensic zip) file format===
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{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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|- style="background:#bfbfbf; font-weight: bold"
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! width="30%|Title
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! width="15%"|Due Date
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! width="15%"|Notification Date
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! width="40%"|Website
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|5th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime (ICDF2C 2013)
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|Apr 30, 2013
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|Jun 01, 2013
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|http://d-forensics.org/2013/show/cf-papers
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|2nd Cyberpatterns: Unifying Design Patterns with Security, Attack and Forensic Patterns Workshop
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|May 20, 2013
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|Jun 10, 2013
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|http://tech.brookes.ac.uk/CyberPatterns2013
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|29th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference
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|Jun 01, 2013
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|Aug 15, 2013
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|http://www.acsac.org/2013/cfp/
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|AAFS 66th Annual Scientific Meeting
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|Aug 01, 2013
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|http://www.aafs.org/aafs-66th-annual-scientific-meeting
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Gfzip aims to provide an open file format for 'forensic complete' 'compressed' and 'signed' disk image data files.
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See also [http://www.wikicfp.com/cfp/servlet/tool.search?q=forensics WikiCFP 'Forensics']
Uncompressed disk images can be used the same way [[dd]] images are, as gfzip uses a data first footer last design.
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Gfzip uses multi level [[SHA256]] digest based integrity guards instead of [[SHA1]] or the deprecated [[MD5]] algoritm.
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User supplied meta data is embedded in a meta data section within the file.
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A very important feature that gfzip focuses on extensively is the use of signed data and meta data sections using x509 certificates.
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==Program-Specific File Formats==
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== Conferences ==
These file formats were developed for use with a specific forensics program. Sometimes they can be used with other programs whose authors have specifically reverse-engineered the software. Other times they cannot.
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{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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|- style="background:#bfbfbf; font-weight: bold"
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! width="40%"|Title
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! width="20%"|Date/Location
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! width="40%"|Website
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|8th Annual Workshop on Digital Forensics and Incident Analysis (WDFIA)
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|May 08-10<br>Lisbon, Portugal
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|http://www.wdfia.org/default.asp
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|European Information Security Multi-Conference (EISMC 2013)
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|May 08-10<br>Lisbon, Portugal
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|http://www.eismc.org/
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|IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy
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|May 19-23<br>San Francisco, CA
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|http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2013/index.html
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|International Workshop on Cyber Crime
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|May 24<br>San Francisco, CA
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|http://stegano.net/IWCC2013/
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|Techno Security and Forensics Investigation Conference
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|Jun 02-05<br>Myrtle Beach, SC
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|http://www.thetrainingco.com/html/Security%20Conference%202013.html
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|Mobile Forensics World
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|Jun 02-05<br>Myrtle Beach, SC
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|http://www.techsec.com/html/MFC-2013-Spring.html
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|ADFSL 2013 Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law
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|Jun 10-12<br>Richmond, VA
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|http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org/index.htm
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|FIRST Conference
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|Jun 16-21<br>Bangkok, Thailand
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|http://conference.first.org/2013/
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|The 1st ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security
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|Jun 17-19<br>Montpellier, France
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|http://ihmmsec.org/
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|28th IFIP TC-11 SEC 2013 International Information Security and Privacy Conference
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|Jul 08-10<br>Auckland, New Zealand
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|http://www.sec2013.org/
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|The Second International Workshop on Cyber Patterns: Unifying Design Patterns with Security, Attack and Forensic Patterns
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|Jul 08-09<br>Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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|http://tech.brookes.ac.uk/CyberPatterns2013
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|Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security
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|Jul 24-26<br>Newcastle, United Kingdom
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|http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/soups/2013/
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|BlackHat USA
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|Jul 27-Aug 01<br>Las Vegas, NV
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|https://www.blackhat.com/us-13/
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|DFRWS 2013
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|Aug 04-07<br>Monterey, CA
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|http://dfrws.org/2013
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|Regional Computer Forensics Group GMU 2013
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|Aug 05-09<br>Fairfax, VA
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|http://www.rcfg.org
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|6th USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats (LEET '13)
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|Aug 12<br>Washington, DC
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|https://www.usenix.org/conferences?page=1
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|8th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security (HotSec '13)
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|Aug 13<br>Washington, DC
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|https://www.usenix.org/conferences?page=1
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|22nd USENIX Security Symposium - USENIX Security '13
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|Aug 14-16<br>Washington, DC
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|https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity13
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|6th International Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF 2013)
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|Sep 02-06<br>Regensburg, Germany
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|http://www.ares-conference.eu/conf/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=95
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|2013 HTCIA International Conference & Training Expo
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|Sep 08-11<br>Summerlin, NV
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|http://www.htciaconference.org/
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|New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW)
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|Sep 09-12<br>The Banff Center, Canada
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|http://www.nspw.org/current/
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|Black Hat | Regional Summit
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|Sep 10-12<br>Istanbul, Turkey
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|https://www.blackhat.com/is-13/
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|French-Speaking Days on Digital Investigations - Journées Francophones de l'Investigation Numérique
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|Sep 10-12<br>Neuchâtel, Switzerland
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|https://www.afsin.org/
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|5th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime
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|Sep 25-27<br>Moscow, Russia
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|http://d-forensics.org/2013/show/home
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|VB2013 - the 23rd Virus Bulletin International Conference
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|Oct 02-04<br>Berlin, Germany
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|http://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2013/index
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|16th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses
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|Oct 23-25<br>St. Lucia
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|http://www.raid2013.org/
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|4th Annual Open Source Digital Forensics Conference
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|Nov 04-05<br>Chantilly, VA
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|http://www.basistech.com/about-us/events/open-source-forensics-conference/
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|Black Hat Regional Summit
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|Nov 26-27<br>Sao Paulo, Brazil
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|https://www.blackhat.com/sp-13
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|29th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference
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|Dec 09-13<br>New Orleans, LA
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|http://www.acsac.org
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|AAFS 66th Annual Scientific Meeting
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|Feb 17-22<br>Seattle, WA
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|http://www.aafs.org/aafs-66th-annual-scientific-meeting
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===[[Encase image file format]]===
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==See Also==
Perhaps the de facto standard for forensic analyses in law
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* [[Training Courses and Providers]]
enforcement, Guidance Software's [[EnCase]] Forensic uses
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==References==
a closed format for images. This format is heavily based on ASR Data's
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* [http://faculty.cs.tamu.edu/guofei/sec_conf_stat.htm Computer Security Conference Ranking and Statistic]
Expert Witness Compression Format.  EnCase's Evidence File
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* [http://www.kdnuggets.com/meetings/ Meetings and Conferences in Data Mining and Discovery]
(.E01) format contains a physical bitstream
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* http://www.conferencealerts.com/data.htm Data Mining Conferences World-Wide]
of an acquired disk, prefixed with a "Case Info" header,
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interlaced with CRCs for every block of 64 sectors (32 KB), and
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followed by a footer containing an [[MD5]] hash for the entire
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bitstream.  Contained in the header are the date and time of
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acquisition, an examiner's name, notes on the acquisition, and an
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optional password; the header concludes with its own CRC.
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Not only is the format is compressible, it is also searchable.
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Compression is block-based, and jump tables and "file pointers" are maintained in the format's header or
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between blocks "to enhance speed".  Disk images
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can be split into multiple segment files (e.g., for archival to CD or
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DVD).
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Up to version 5 of [[EnCase]] the segment files could be no larger than 2 GB. This restriction has been removed using a work around the 31-bit offset values in version 6 of EnCase.
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The format restricts the type and quantity of metadata that can be associated with an image. Extended EWF (EWF-X) defined by the libewf project provides a work around for this restriction specifying a new header and (digest) hash section using XML string to store the metadata. These EWF-X E01 files are compatible with EnCase and allow to store more metadata.
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Though some have reverse-engineered the format for compatibility's sake, Guidances extensions to the format remains closed.
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===[[ILook Investigator]]'s IDIF, IRBF, and IEIF Formats===
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ILook Investigator v8 and its disk-imaging
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counterpart, [[IXimager]], offer three proprietary, authenticated image
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formats: compressed (IDIF), non-compressed (IRBF), and encrypted
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(IEIF). Although few technical details are disclosed publicly,
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IXimager's online documentation provides some
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insights: IDIF "includes protective mechanisms to detect changes
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from the source image entity to the output form" and supports
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"logging of user actions within the confines of that event;"  IRBF
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is similar to IDIF except that disk images are left uncompressed;
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IEIF, meanwhile, encrypts said images.
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For compatibility with ILook Investigator v7 and other forensic
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tools, IXimager allows for the transformation of each of these
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formats into raw format.
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===[[ProDiscover]] Family's [[ProDiscover image file format]]===
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Used by [[Technology Pathways]] [[ProDiscover]] Family of security tools, the ProDiscover Image File format consists of five parts: a 16-byte Image File Header, which includes a signature and version number for an
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image; a 681-byte Image Data Header, which contains user-provided
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metadata about the image; Image Data, which comprises a single block
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of uncompressed data or an array of blocks of compressed data; an
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Array of Compressed Blocks sizes (if the Image Data is, in fact,
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compressed); and I/O Log Errors describing any problems during the
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image's acquisition.
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Though fairly well documented, the format is not extensible.
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=== [[PyFlag]]'s [[sgzip]] Format===
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Supported by [[PyFlag]], a "Forensic and Log Analysis GUI" begun as a project in the Australian Department of Defence, sgzip is a seekable variant of the gzip format.  By compressing blocks (of 32KB, by default) individually, sgzip allows disk images to be searched for keywords without being fully decompressed.  The format does not associate metadata with images. In addition to its own sgzip format, PyFlag can also read and write the Expert Witness Compression Format and AFF.
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=== [[Rapid Action Imaging Device]] (RAID)'s Format===
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Though relatively little technical detail is publicly available, DIBS USA's Rapid Action Imaging Device (RAID) offers "built in [sic] integrity checking" and is to be designed to create an identical copy in raw format of one disk on another. The copy can then "be inserted into a forensic workstation".
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=== [[Safeback]]'s Format===
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SafeBack, a DOS-based utility designed to create exact copies of entire disks or partitions, offers a "self-authenticating" format for images, whereby [[SHA256]] hashes are stored along with data to ensure the latter's integrity. Although few technical details are disclosed publicly, SafeBack's authors claim that the software "safeguards the internally stored SHA256 values".
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=== [[SDi32]]'s Format===
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Imaging software designed to be used with write-blocking hardware, Vogon International's SDi32 is capable of making identical copies of disks to tape, disk, or file, with optional CRC32 and [[MD5]] fingerprints.  The copies are stored in raw format.
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=== [[SMART]]'s Formats===
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[[SMART]], a software utility for Linux designed by the
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original authors of Expert Witness (now sold under the name of
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EnCase), can store disk images as pure bitstreams
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(compressed or uncompressed) and also in ASR Data's [[Expert Witness]]
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Compression Format.  Images stored in the latter format
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can be stored as a single file or in multiple segment files, each of
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which consist of a standard 13-byte header followed by a series of
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sections, each of type "header", "volume", "table", "next",
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or "done". Each section includes its type string, a 64-bit offset
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to the next section, its 64-bit size, padding, and a CRC, in
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addition to actual data or comments, if applicable. Although the
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format's "header" section supports free-form notes, an image can
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have only one such section (in its first segment file only).
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===Programs with no specific file format===
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Several programs can read multiple file formats, but do not have their own proprietary formats.
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Revision as of 09:42, 15 April 2013

PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU EDIT THE LISTS BELOW
When events begin the same day, events of a longer length should be listed first. New postings of events with the same date(s) as other events should be added after events already in the list. Please use three-letter month abbreviations (i.e. Sep, NOT Sept. or September), use two digit dates (i.e. Jan 01 NOT Jan 1), and use date ranges rather than listing every date during an event(i.e. Jan 02-05, NOT Jan 02, 03, 04, 05).
Some events may be limited to Law Enforcement Only or to a specific audience. Such restrictions should be noted when known.

This is a BY DATE listing of upcoming events relevant to digital forensics. It is not an all inclusive list, but includes most well-known activities. Some events may duplicate events on the generic conferences page, but entries in this list have specific dates and locations for the upcoming event.

This listing is divided into three sections (described as follows):

  1. Calls For Papers - Calls for papers for either Journals or for Conferences, relevant to Digital Forensics (Name, Closing Date, URL)

  2. Conferences - Conferences relevant for Digital Forensics (Name, Date, Location, URL)

  3. Training Courses and Providers - Training

Contents

Calls For Papers

Please help us keep this up-to-date with deadlines for upcoming conferences that would be appropriate for forensic research.

Title Due Date Notification Date Website
5th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime (ICDF2C 2013) Apr 30, 2013 Jun 01, 2013 http://d-forensics.org/2013/show/cf-papers
2nd Cyberpatterns: Unifying Design Patterns with Security, Attack and Forensic Patterns Workshop May 20, 2013 Jun 10, 2013 http://tech.brookes.ac.uk/CyberPatterns2013
29th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference Jun 01, 2013 Aug 15, 2013 http://www.acsac.org/2013/cfp/
AAFS 66th Annual Scientific Meeting Aug 01, 2013 http://www.aafs.org/aafs-66th-annual-scientific-meeting

See also WikiCFP 'Forensics'

Conferences

Title Date/Location Website
8th Annual Workshop on Digital Forensics and Incident Analysis (WDFIA) May 08-10
Lisbon, Portugal
http://www.wdfia.org/default.asp
European Information Security Multi-Conference (EISMC 2013) May 08-10
Lisbon, Portugal
http://www.eismc.org/
IEEE Symposium on Security & Privacy May 19-23
San Francisco, CA
http://www.ieee-security.org/TC/SP2013/index.html
International Workshop on Cyber Crime May 24
San Francisco, CA
http://stegano.net/IWCC2013/
Techno Security and Forensics Investigation Conference Jun 02-05
Myrtle Beach, SC
http://www.thetrainingco.com/html/Security%20Conference%202013.html
Mobile Forensics World Jun 02-05
Myrtle Beach, SC
http://www.techsec.com/html/MFC-2013-Spring.html
ADFSL 2013 Conference on Digital Forensics, Security and Law Jun 10-12
Richmond, VA
http://www.digitalforensics-conference.org/index.htm
FIRST Conference Jun 16-21
Bangkok, Thailand
http://conference.first.org/2013/
The 1st ACM Workshop on Information Hiding and Multimedia Security Jun 17-19
Montpellier, France
http://ihmmsec.org/
28th IFIP TC-11 SEC 2013 International Information Security and Privacy Conference Jul 08-10
Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.sec2013.org/
The Second International Workshop on Cyber Patterns: Unifying Design Patterns with Security, Attack and Forensic Patterns Jul 08-09
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
http://tech.brookes.ac.uk/CyberPatterns2013
Symposium On Usable Privacy and Security Jul 24-26
Newcastle, United Kingdom
http://cups.cs.cmu.edu/soups/2013/
BlackHat USA Jul 27-Aug 01
Las Vegas, NV
https://www.blackhat.com/us-13/
DFRWS 2013 Aug 04-07
Monterey, CA
http://dfrws.org/2013
Regional Computer Forensics Group GMU 2013 Aug 05-09
Fairfax, VA
http://www.rcfg.org
6th USENIX Workshop on Large-Scale Exploits and Emergent Threats (LEET '13) Aug 12
Washington, DC
https://www.usenix.org/conferences?page=1
8th USENIX Workshop on Hot Topics in Security (HotSec '13) Aug 13
Washington, DC
https://www.usenix.org/conferences?page=1
22nd USENIX Security Symposium - USENIX Security '13 Aug 14-16
Washington, DC
https://www.usenix.org/conference/usenixsecurity13
6th International Workshop on Digital Forensics (WSDF 2013) Sep 02-06
Regensburg, Germany
http://www.ares-conference.eu/conf/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=95
2013 HTCIA International Conference & Training Expo Sep 08-11
Summerlin, NV
http://www.htciaconference.org/
New Security Paradigms Workshop (NSPW) Sep 09-12
The Banff Center, Canada
http://www.nspw.org/current/
Regional Summit Sep 10-12
Istanbul, Turkey
https://www.blackhat.com/is-13/
French-Speaking Days on Digital Investigations - Journées Francophones de l'Investigation Numérique Sep 10-12
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
https://www.afsin.org/
5th International Conference on Digital Forensics & Cyber Crime Sep 25-27
Moscow, Russia
http://d-forensics.org/2013/show/home
VB2013 - the 23rd Virus Bulletin International Conference Oct 02-04
Berlin, Germany
http://www.virusbtn.com/conference/vb2013/index
16th International Symposium on Research in Attacks, Intrusions and Defenses Oct 23-25
St. Lucia
http://www.raid2013.org/
4th Annual Open Source Digital Forensics Conference Nov 04-05
Chantilly, VA
http://www.basistech.com/about-us/events/open-source-forensics-conference/
Black Hat Regional Summit Nov 26-27
Sao Paulo, Brazil
https://www.blackhat.com/sp-13
29th Annual Computer Security Applications Conference Dec 09-13
New Orleans, LA
http://www.acsac.org
AAFS 66th Annual Scientific Meeting Feb 17-22
Seattle, WA
http://www.aafs.org/aafs-66th-annual-scientific-meeting

See Also

References

Pages in category "Forensics File Formats"

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