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Here is a BY DATE listing of '''upcoming conferences and training events''' that pertain to [[digital forensics]]. Some of these duplicate the generic [[conferences]], but have specific dates/locations for the upcoming conference/training event.
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<b> The Conference and Training List is provided by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Digital and Multi-media Listserv</b>
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Disk imaging is the process of making a bit-by-bit copy of a disk. Imaging (in more general terms) can apply to anything that can be considered as a bit-stream, e.g. a physical or logical volumes, network streams, etc.
<i> (Subscribe by sending an email to listserv@lists.mitre.org with message body containing SUBSCRIBE AAFS-DIGITAL-MULTIMEDIA-LIST)</i>
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<b> Any requests for additions, deletions or corrections to this list should be sent by email to David Baker <i>(bakerd AT mitre.org)</i>. </b>
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== Calls For Papers ==
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The most straight-forward disk imaging method is reading a disk from start to end and writing the data to a [[:Category:Forensics_File_Formats|Forensics image format]].
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This can be a time consuming process especially for disks with a large capacity.
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|DFRWS 2007 File Carving Challenge
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|Jul 09, 2007
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|http://www.dfrws.org/2007/challenge/submission.html
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|American Academy of Forensic Sciences 2008 Annual Meeting
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|Aug 01, 2007
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|http://www.aafs.org/abstracts/your_online_presentation_submiss.htm
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|Digital Forensic Forum Prague 2007
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|Aug 31, 2007
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|http://www.dff-prague.com/News/article/sid=17.html
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== Conferences ==
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== Compressed storage ==
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A common technique to reduce the size of an image file is to compress the data.
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On modern computers, with multiple cores, the compression can be done in parallel reducing the output without prolonging the imaging process.
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Since the write speed of the target disk can be a bottleneck in imaging process parallel compression can reduce the total time of the imaging process.
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[[Guymager]] was one of the first imaging tools to implement the concept of multi-process compression.
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|Computer Security Institute NetSec '07
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|Jun 11-13, Scottsdale, AZ
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|http://www.gocsi.com/netsec/
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|2007 USENIX Annual Technical Conference
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|Jun 17-22, Santa Clara, CA
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|http://www.usenix.org/events/
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|Third Government Forum of Incident Response and Security Teams Conference
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|Jun 25-29, Orlando, FL
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|http://www.us-cert.gov/GFIRST/index.html
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|First International Workshop on Cyber-Fraud
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|Jul 01-06, San Jose, CA
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|http://www.iaria.org/conferences2007/CYBERFRAUD.html
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|Detection of Intrusions and Malware & Vulnerability Assessment (DIMVA) 2007
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|Jul 12-13, Lucerne, Switzerland
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|http://www.gi-ev.de/fachbereiche/sicherheit/fg/sidar/dimva/
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|BlackHat Briefings
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|Jul 28-Aug 02, Las Vegas, NV
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|http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-link/briefings.html
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|DefCon
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|Aug 03-05, Las Vegas, NV
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|http://www.defcon.org/
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|16th USENIX Security Symposium
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|Aug 06-10, Boston, MA
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|http://www.usenix.org/events/
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|GMU 2007 Symposium
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|Aug 06-10, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
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|http://www.rcfg.org
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|[[Digital Forensic Research Workshop|Digital Forensic Research Workshop 2007]]
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|Aug 13-15, Pittsburgh, PA
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|http://www.dfrws.org/2007/index.html
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|HTCIA 2007 International Training Conference & Exposition
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|Aug 27-29, San Diego, CA
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|http://www.htcia-sd.org/htcia2007.html
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|Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection (RAID) 2007
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|Sep 05-07, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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|http://www.isi.qut.edu.au/events/conferences/raid07
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|14th International Conference on Image Analysis and Processing (ICIAP 2007)
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|Sep 10-14, Modena, Italy
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|http://www.iciap2007.org
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|3rd International Conference on IT-Incident Management & IT-Forensics
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|Sep 11-12, Stuttgart, Germany
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|http://www.imf-conference.org/
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|Black and White Ball
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|Sep 25-28, London, UK
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|http://www.theblackandwhiteball.co.uk/
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|-
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|Wisconsin Association of Computer Crimes Investigators/Forensic Association of Computer Technologists
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|Sep 26-28, Milwaukee, WI
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|http://www.byteoutofcrime.org
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|BlackHat Japan - Briefings
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|Oct 23-26, Tokyo, Japan
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|http://www.blackhat.com/html/bh-japan-07/bh-jp-07-main.html
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|Global Conference on Economic and High-Tech Crime (NW3C Membership Required)
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|Oct 24-26, Crystal City, VA
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|https://conference.nw3c.org/index.cfm
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|Techno-Forensics Conference
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|Oct 29 - 31, Rockville, MD
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|http://www.techsec.com/html/TechnoForensics2007.html
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|DeepSec IDSC
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|Nov 22-24, Vienna, Austria
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|http://deepsec.net/
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|Digital Forensic Forum Prague 2007
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|Nov 26-27, Prague, Czech Republic
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|http://www.dff-prague.com/
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|DoD Cyber Crime Conference 2008
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|Jan 13-18 2008, St. Louis, MO
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|http://www.dodcybercrime.com/
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|AAFS Annual Meeting
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|Feb 18-23 2008, Washington, DC
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|http://aafs.org/default.asp?section_id=meetings&page_id=aafs_annual_meeting
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== On-going / Continuous Training ==
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Other techniques like storing the data sparse or '''empty-block compression''' can reduce the total time of the imaging process and the resulting size of new non-encrypted (0-byte filled) disks.
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|Basic Computer Examiner Course
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|Computer Forensic Training Online
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|http://www.cftco.com
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|MaresWare Suite Training
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|First full week every month, Atlanta, GA
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|http://www.maresware.com/maresware/training/maresware.htm
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|Linux Data Forensics Training
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|Distance Learning Format
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|http://www.crazytrain.com/training.html
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|Evidence Recovery for Windows Vista&trade;
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|First full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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|Evidence Recovery for Windows Server&reg; 2003 R2
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|Second full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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|Evidence Recovery for the Windows XP&trade; operating system
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|Third full week every month, Brunswick, GA
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|http://www.internetcrimes.net
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== Scheduled Training Courses ==
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== Error tolerance and recovery ==
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! Title
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! Date/Location
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! Website
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! Limitation
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|SMART for Linux
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|Jun 04-07, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|AccessData BootCamp
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|Jun 05-07, Albuquerque, NM
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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|-
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|Advanced Data Forensics Topics
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|Jun 11-13, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|Digital Evidence Acquisition Specialist Training Program (DEASTP)
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|Jun 11-22, FLETC, Glynco, GA
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|http://www.fletc.gov/training/programs/computer-financial-investigations/technology-investigation/
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|AccessData Internet Forensics
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|Jun 12-14 , Boise, ID
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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|-
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|Forensics Tools and Techniques
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|13-15 Jun, Mississippi State University
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|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Handheld Forensic Course
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|Jun 18-21, Potomac Falls, VA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|AccessData Windows Forensics
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|Jun 19-21, Dallas, TX
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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|-
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|SMART for Linux
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|Jul 09-12, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|Cyber Counterterrorism Investigations Training Program (CCITP)
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|Jul 09-13, FLETC, Glynco, GA
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|http://www.fletc.gov/training/programs/computer-financial-investigations/technology-investigation/
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|SMART Windows Data Forensics
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|Jul 16-18, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist (SCERS)
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|Jul 16-27, FLETC, Glynco, GA
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|http://www.fletc.gov/training/programs/computer-financial-investigations/technology-investigation/
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|AccessData BootCamp
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|Jul 17-19, Boise, ID
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Handheld Forensic Course
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|Jul 23-26, Potomac Falls, VA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|AccessData Windows Forensics
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|Jul 24-26, Albuquerque, NM
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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|-
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|Network Forensics and Investigations Workshop
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|Jul 25-27, Washington, DC
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|http://www.strozllc.com/trainingcenter/
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|-
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|First Responder to Digital Evidence Program (FRDE)
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|Jul 31-Aug 02, FLETC, Glynco, GA
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|http://www.fletc.gov/training/programs/computer-financial-investigations/technology-investigation/
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Wireless Forensics
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|Aug 1-3, Potomac Falls, VA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|SARC Steganography Examiner Training
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|Aug 04 - 05, Fairfax, VA (RCFG/GMU Conference 2007)
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|http://www.sarc-wv.com/training.aspx
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|-
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|SMART for Linux
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|Aug 06-09, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|Introduction to Cyber Crime
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|06-08 Aug, Mississippi State University
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|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|X-Ways Forensics
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|Aug 06-08, Seattle, WA
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|http://www.x-ways.net/training/seattle.html
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|-
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|Forensics Tools and Techniques
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|08-10 Aug, Mississippi State University
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|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|File Systems Revealed
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|Aug 9-10, Seattle, WA
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|http://www.x-ways.net/training/seattle.html
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|-
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|Search and Seizure of Computers and Electronic Evidence
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|09-10 Aug, Oxford, MS
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|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Cellular/GPS Signal Analysis
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|Aug 13-14, Potomac Falls, VA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|Computer Network Investigations Training Program (CNITP)
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|Aug 14-24, FLETC, Glynco, GA
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|http://www.fletc.gov/training/programs/computer-financial-investigations/technology-investigation/
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|SMART Linux Data Forensics
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|Aug 13-15, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|Network Forensics and Investigations Workshop
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|Aug 13-15, Los Angeles, CA
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|http://www.strozllc.com/trainingcenter/
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|-
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|Macintosh Forensic Survival Course
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|Aug 13-17, Fredricksburg, VA
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|http://www.phoenixdatagroup.com/cart/index.php
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|-
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|AccessData Internet Forensics
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|Aug 14-16 , Austin, TX
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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|-
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|Helix Live Forensics and Incident Response Course
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|Aug 28-30, Tennessee Bureau of Investigations - Nashville, TN
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|https://www.e-fense.com/register.php
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Cellular/GPS Signal Analysis
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|Aug 30-31, Potomac Falls, VA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|SMART for Linux
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|Sep 03-06, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Handheld Forensic Course
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|Sep 4-7, Mississauga, Ontario
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|AccessData BootCamp
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|04-06 Sep, Mississippi State University
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|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Advanced Cell Phone Forensics
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|Sep 10-12, San Diego, CA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - E-Discovery: E-mail & Mobile E-mail Devices
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|Sep 10-14, Potomac Falls, VA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|First Responder to Digital Evidence Program (FRDE)
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|Sep 11-13, FLETC, Glynco, GA
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|http://www.fletc.gov/training/programs/computer-financial-investigations/technology-investigation/
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|AccessData Applied Decryption
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|Sep 11-13, Dallas, TX
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Advanced SIM Card Forensics
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|Sep 13-14, San Diego, CA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|Enterprise Data Forensics
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|Sep 17-19, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Network Incident Response
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|Sep 17-21, Potomac Falls, VA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Cellular/GPS Signal Analysis
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|Sep 20-21, San Diego, CA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Advanced Cell Phone Forensics
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|Sep 24-26, Potomac Falls, VA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|Introduction to Cyber Crime
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|24-26 Sep, Jackson, Mississippi
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|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|Macintosh Forensic Survival Course
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|Sep 24-28, Santa Ana, CA
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|http://www.phoenixdatagroup.com/cart/index.php
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|-
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|AccessData Applied Decryption
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|Sep 25-27, Chicago, IL
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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|-
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|AccessData BootCamp
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|Sep 25-27, Solna, SE
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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|-
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|Forensics Tools and Techniques
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|26-28 Sep, Jackson, Mississippi
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|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Advanced SIM Card Forensics
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|Sep 27-28, Potomac Falls, VA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|Search and Seizure of Computers and Electronic Evidence
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|29-30 Oct, Oxford, MS
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|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Wireless Forensics
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|Oct 1-3, San Diego, CA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|SMART for Linux
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|Oct 01-04, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Cellular/GPS Signal Analysis
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|Oct 4-5, Potomac Falls, VA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|SMART Windows Data Forensics
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|Oct 08-10, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Handheld Forensic Course
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|Oct 8-11, San Diego, CA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Handheld Forensic Course
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|Oct 8-11, Potomac Falls, VA
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Advanced Cell Phone Forensics
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|Oct 15-17, Mississauga, Ontario
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Advanced SIM Card Forensics
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|Oct 18-19, Mississauga, Ontario
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - E-Discovery: E-mail & Mobile E-mail Devices
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|Oct 15-19, Mississauga, Ontario
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|X-Ways Forensics
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|Oct 22-24, Hong Kong
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|http://www.x-ways.net/training/hong_kong.html
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|-
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|File Systems Revealed
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|Oct 25-26, Hong Kong
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|http://www.x-ways.net/training/hong_kong.html
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|-
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|SARC Steganography Examiner Training
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|Oct 26 - 27, Gaithersburg, MD (Techno Forensics Conference 2007)
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|http://www.sarc-wv.com/training.aspx
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Handheld Forensic Course
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|Nov 5-8, Mississauga, Ontario
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|SMART for Linux
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|Nov 05-08, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|Introduction to Cyber Crime
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|05-07 Nov, Jackson, Mississippi
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|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|AccessData BootCamp
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|Nov 06-08, Austin, TX
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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|-
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|AccessData Windows Forensics
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|Nov 06-08, Solna, Sweden
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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|-
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|Forensics Tools and Techniques
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|07-09 Nov, Jackson, Mississippi
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|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|SMART Linux Data Forensics
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|Nov 12-14, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|AccessData BootCamp
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|13-15 Nov, Mississippi State University
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|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|SMART for Linux
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|Dec 03-06, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|Introduction to Cyber Crime
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|03-05 Dec, Mississippi State University
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|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|AccessData Internet Forensics
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|Dec 04-06 , Solna, Sweden
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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|-
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|Forensics Tools and Techniques
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|05-07 Dec, Mississippi State University
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|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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|-
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|Enterprise Data Forensics
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|Dec 10-12, Austin, TX
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|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Advanced Cell Phone Forensics
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|Dec 17-19, Mississauga, Ontario
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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|'''Paraben Corporation''' - Advanced SIM Card Forensics
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|Dec 20-21, Mississauga, Ontario
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/
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|-
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== Smart imaging ==
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Smart imaging is a combination of techniques to make the imaging process more intelligent.
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* Selective imaging
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* Decryption while imaging
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=== Selective imaging ===
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Selective imaging is a technique to only make a copy of certain information on a disk like the $MFT on an [[NTFS]] volume with the necessary contextual information.
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=== Decryption while imaging ===
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Encrypted data is worst-case scenario for compression. Because the encryption process should be deterministic a solution to reduce the size of an encrypted image is to store it non-encrypted and compressed and encrypt it on-the-fly if required. Although this should be rare since the non-encrypted data is what undergoes analysis.
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== Logical image ==
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== Also see ==
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[[:Category:Forensics_File_Formats|Forensics File Formats]]
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== External Links ==
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* [http://www.tableau.com/pdf/en/Tableau_Forensic_Disk_Perf.pdf Benchmarking Hard Disk Duplication Performance in Forensic Applications], by [[Robert Botchek]]
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=== Hash based imaging ===
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* [http://www.dfrws.org/2010/proceedings/2010-314.pdf Hash based disk imaging using AFF4], by [[Michael Cohen]], [[Bradley Schatz]]

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Disk imaging is the process of making a bit-by-bit copy of a disk. Imaging (in more general terms) can apply to anything that can be considered as a bit-stream, e.g. a physical or logical volumes, network streams, etc.

The most straight-forward disk imaging method is reading a disk from start to end and writing the data to a Forensics image format. This can be a time consuming process especially for disks with a large capacity.

Compressed storage

A common technique to reduce the size of an image file is to compress the data. On modern computers, with multiple cores, the compression can be done in parallel reducing the output without prolonging the imaging process. Since the write speed of the target disk can be a bottleneck in imaging process parallel compression can reduce the total time of the imaging process. Guymager was one of the first imaging tools to implement the concept of multi-process compression.

Other techniques like storing the data sparse or empty-block compression can reduce the total time of the imaging process and the resulting size of new non-encrypted (0-byte filled) disks.

Error tolerance and recovery

Smart imaging

Smart imaging is a combination of techniques to make the imaging process more intelligent.

  • Selective imaging
  • Decryption while imaging

Selective imaging

Selective imaging is a technique to only make a copy of certain information on a disk like the $MFT on an NTFS volume with the necessary contextual information.

Decryption while imaging

Encrypted data is worst-case scenario for compression. Because the encryption process should be deterministic a solution to reduce the size of an encrypted image is to store it non-encrypted and compressed and encrypt it on-the-fly if required. Although this should be rare since the non-encrypted data is what undergoes analysis.

Logical image

Also see

Forensics File Formats

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Hash based imaging