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Interested in getting involved in computer forensics research? Here's how to start.
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==Recommended Reading==
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The Basic Security Module (BSM) file format originates from the [[Solaris|Sun Solaris]] operating system and has been adopted in various forms by BSD Unix, [[Mac OS X]] included.
# Read the proceedings for the past four years of the [http://www.dfrws.org DFRWS] conference. If a specific article looks interesting, download it and read it!
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#*[http://www.dfrws.org/2009/program.shtml DFRWS 2009 Program]
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#*[http://www.dfrws.org/2008/program.shtml DFRWS 2008 Program]
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#*[http://www.dfrws.org/2007/program.shtml DFRWS 2007 Program]
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#*[http://www.dfrws.org/2006/program.shtml DFRWS 2006 Program]
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# Review the proceedings from the past few years of the IEEE/SADFE (Systematic Approaches to Digital Forensics Engineering) workshops. The papers do not appear on the website, but you can generally find them with Google by searching for the title in quotes.
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#*[http://conf.ncku.edu.tw/sadfe/sadfe09/program.html SADFE 2009 Program]
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#*[http://conf.ncku.edu.tw/sadfe/sadfe08/program.html SADFE 2008 Program]
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# Review the [http://www.ifip119.org/ IFIP Working Group 11.9 on Digital Forensics] website and look at the proceedings from the past conferences (unfortunately, you can't download the papers and the book costs more than $100, but if you see something interesting it can usually be requested via interlibrary loan) (Some higher education libraries subscribe to SpringerLink which makes full text of these proceedings available to students and faculty as part of the school subscription)
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#*[http://www.ifip119.org/Publications/ IFIP WG 11.9 publications]
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# Search for interesting forensic terms at the [http://portal.acm.org/dl.cfm ACM Digital Library] and [http://citeseer.ist.psu.edu/ CiteSeer]
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# Review the [http://www.sleuthkit.org/ Sleuth Kit Website]. In particular, review the issues of [http://www.sleuthkit.org/informer/index.php The Sleuth Kit Informer] and download a copy of Sleuth Kit for your computer.
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==Setting up a C++ development environment==
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== External Links ==
Many people working in forensics find it useful to be able to compile their tools from source code. Most of the tools compile on Linux, Mac, and within the Cygwin environment under Windows.
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenBSM Wikipedia: OpenBSM]
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* [https://developer.apple.com/library/mac/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man5/audit.log.5.html audit -- Basic Security Module (BSM) file format], Mac Developer Library
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* [http://www.opensource.apple.com/source/xnu/xnu-1456.1.26/bsd/security/audit/audit_bsm_token.c?txt audit_bsm_token.c], Apple Open Source
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* [http://www.deer-run.com/~hal/sysadmin/SolarisBSMAuditing.html Solaris Basic Security Mode (BSM) Auditing], by [[Hal Pomeranz]]
  
Because all of these tools build upon one another, it is important to compile and install them in the order specified below.
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== Tools ==
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=== praudit ===
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* [http://www.trustedbsd.org/openbsm.html OpenBSM], Open Source Basic Security Module (BSM) Audit Implementation
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxbsm/ linuxbsm], The Linux Basic Security Module; The Linux BSM is an auditing tool that aims to bring the capabilities of Sun's Solaris Basic Security Module to Linux.
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* [http://sourceforge.net/projects/linuxbsm2/ linuxbsm2], LinuxBSM-2; LinuxBSM-2 introduces auditing features in Linux kernel to achieve better security and keep an eye on system activities.
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* [https://code.google.com/p/linuxopenbsm/ linuxopenbsm], Linux Basic Security Module
  
 
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[[Category:File Formats]]
# Download a copy of [http://sourceforge.net/projects/libewf/ libewf] and install it on your computer.
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# Download a copy of [http://www.sleuthkit.org/sleuthkit/ Sleuthkit] and install it.
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==Exercises for the Reader==
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# Download a few of the public corpora from the [http://digitalcorpora.org/ Digital Corpora] website and give them a try.
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# Try your hand at the [http://www.honeynet.org/misc/chall.html HoneyNet Project Challenges]. They are a little older, but are still valid. Plus there are solutions from previous attempts online!
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The Basic Security Module (BSM) file format originates from the Sun Solaris operating system and has been adopted in various forms by BSD Unix, Mac OS X included.

External Links

Tools

praudit

  • OpenBSM, Open Source Basic Security Module (BSM) Audit Implementation
  • linuxbsm, The Linux Basic Security Module; The Linux BSM is an auditing tool that aims to bring the capabilities of Sun's Solaris Basic Security Module to Linux.
  • linuxbsm2, LinuxBSM-2; LinuxBSM-2 introduces auditing features in Linux kernel to achieve better security and keep an eye on system activities.
  • linuxopenbsm, Linux Basic Security Module