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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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= Partition Recovery =
  
<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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*[http://www.ptdd.com/index.htm Partition Table Doctor]
<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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: Recover deleted or lost partitions (FAT16/FAT32/NTFS/NTFS5/EXT2/EXT3/SWAP).
<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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*[http://www.diskinternals.com/ntfs-recovery/ NTFS Recovery]
{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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: DiskInternals NTFS Recovery is a fully automatic utility that recovers data from damaged or formatted disks.
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! Title
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! Due Date
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! Website
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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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*[http://www.stud.uni-hannover.de/user/76201/gpart/ gpart]
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: Gpart is a tool which tries to guess the primary partition table of a PC-type hard disk in case the primary partition table in sector 0 is damaged, incorrect or deleted.
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! Title
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! Date/Location
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! Website
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|2007 Techno-Security Conference
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|Jun 03-06, Myrtle Beach, SC
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|http://www.techsec.com/html/Techno2007.html
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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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|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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|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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*[http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk TestDisk]
{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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: [[TestDisk]] is an OpenSource software and is licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL).  
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! Title
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! Date/Location or Venue
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! Website
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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 the Windows Server&reg; 2003 Release 2 operating system
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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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*[http://www.stellarinfo.com/partition-recovery.htm Partition Recovery Software]
{| border="0" cellpadding="2" cellspacing="2" align="top"
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: Partition Recovery software for NTFS & FAT system that examines lost windows partition of damaged and corrupted hard drive.
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== See Also ==
! Date/Location
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! Website
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* [http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=166997 Using Norton Disk Edit to Backup Your Master Boot Record]
! Limitation
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== Notes ==
|SMART for Linux
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|Jun 04-07, Austin, TX
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* "fdisk /mbr" restores the boot code in the [[Master Boot Record]], but not the partition itself. On newer versions of Windows you should use fixmbr, bootrec, mbrfix, or [[MBRWizard]]. You can also extract a copy of the specific standard MBR code from tools like bootrec.exe and diskpart.exe in Windows (from various offsets) and copy it to disk with dd (Use bs=446 count=1). For Windows XP SP2 c:\%WINDIR%\System32\diskpart.exe the MBR code is found between offset 1b818h and 1ba17h.
|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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= Data Recovery =
|AccessData BootCamp
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The term "Data Recovery" is frequently used to mean forensic recovery, but the term really should be used for recovering data from damaged media.  
|Jun 05-07, Albuquerque, NM
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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*[http://www.salvationdata.com/data-recovery-equipment/hd-doctor.htm HD Doctor Suite]
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: HD Doctor Suite is a set of professional tools used to fix firmware problem
|Advanced Data Forensics Topics
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|Jun 11-13, Austin, TX
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*[http://www.salvationdata.com SalvationDATA]
|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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: Claims to have a program that can read the "bad blocks" of Maxtor drives with proprietary commands.
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|Digital Evidence Acquisition Specialist Training Program (DEASTP)
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*[http://www.toolsthatwork.com/bringback.htm BringBack]
|Jun 11-22, FLETC, Glynco, GA
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: BringBack offers easy to use, inexpensive, and highly successful data recovery for Windows and Linux (ext2) operating systems and digital images stored on memory cards, etc.
|http://www.fletc.gov/training/programs/computer-financial-investigations/technology-investigation/
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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*[http://www.runtime.org/raid.htm RAID Reconstructor]
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: Runtime Software's RAID Reconstructor will reconstruct RAID Level 0 (Striping) and RAID Level 5 drives.
|AccessData Internet Forensics
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|Jun 12-14 , Boise, ID
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* [http://www.e-rol.com/en/ e-ROL]
|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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: Erol allows you to recover through the internet files erased by mistake. Recover your files online for free.
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|Forensics Tools and Techniques
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* [http://www.recuva.com/ Recuva]
|13-15 Jun, Mississippi State University
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: Recuva is a freeware Windows tool that will recover accidentally deleted files.
|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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* [http://www.snapfiles.com/get/restoration.html Restoration]
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: Restoration is a freeware Windows software that will allow you to recover deleted files
|AccessData Windows Forensics
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|Jun 19-21, Dallas, TX
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* [http://www.undelete-plus.com/ Undelete Plus]
|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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: Undelete Plus is a free deleted file recovery tool that works for all versions of Windows (95-Vista), FAT12/16/32, NTFS and NTFS5 filesystems and can perform recovery on various solid state devices.
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|SMART for Linux
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* [http://www.data-recovery-software.net/ R-Studio]
|Jul 09-12, Austin, TX
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: R-Studio is a data recovery software suite that can recover files from FAT(12-32), NTFS, NTFS 5, HFS/HFS+, FFS, UFS/UFS2 (*BSD, Solaris), Ext2/Ext3 (Linux) and so on.
|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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* [http://www.stellarinfo.com/ Stellar Phoenix]
|Cyber Counterterrorism Investigations Training Program (CCITP)
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: Data recovery software services & tools to recover lost data from hard drive.
|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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* [http://www.deepspar.com/ DeepSpar Disk Imager]
|Limited to Law Enforcement
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: DeepSpar Disk Imager is a dedicated disk imaging device built to handle disk-level problems and to recover bad sectors on a hard drive.
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|SMART Windows Data Forensics
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* [http://digital-assembly.com/products/adroit-photo-recovery/ Adroit Photo Recovery]
|Jul 16-18, Austin, TX
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: Adroit Photo Recovery is a photo recovery tool that uses validated carving and is able to recover fragmented photos. Adroit Photo Recovery is able
|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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: to recover high definition RAW images from Canon, Nikon etc.
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|Seized Computer Evidence Recovery Specialist (SCERS)
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See also [[Data Recovery Stories]]
|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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=Carving=
|Limited to Law Enforcement
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*[http://www.datalifter.com/products.htm DataLifter® - File Extractor Pro]
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: Data carving runs on multiple threads to make use of modern processors
|AccessData BootCamp
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|Jul 17-19, Boise, ID
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*[http://www.simplecarver.com/ Simple Carver Suite]
|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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: Simple Carver Suite is a collection of unique tools designed for a number of purposes including data recovery, forensic computing and eDiscovery. The suite was originally designed for data recovery and has since expanded to include unique file decoding, file identification and file classification.  
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|AccessData Windows Forensics
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*[http://foremost.sourceforge.net/ Foremost]
|Jul 24-26, Albuquerque, NM
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: Foremost is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures.
|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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*[http://www.digitalforensicssolutions.com/Scalpel/ Scalpel]
|Network Forensics and Investigations Workshop
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: Scalpel is a fast file carver that reads a database of header and footer definitions and extracts matching files from a set of image files or raw device files. Scalpel is filesystem-independent and will carve files from FATx, NTFS, ext2/3, or raw partitions.
|Jul 25-27, Washington, DC
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|http://www.strozllc.com/trainingcenter/
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*[[EnCase]]
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: EnCase comes with some enScripts that will do carving.
|First Responder to Digital Evidence Program (FRDE)
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|Jul 31-Aug 02, FLETC, Glynco, GA
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*[[CarvFs]]
|http://www.fletc.gov/training/programs/computer-financial-investigations/technology-investigation/
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: A virtual file system (fuse) implementation that can provide carving tools with the possibility to do recursive multi tool zero-storage carving (also called in-place carving). Patches and scripts for scalpel and foremost are provided. Works on raw and encase images.  
|Limited to Law Enforcement
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*[[LibCarvPath]]
|SARC Steganography Examiner Training
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: A shared library that allows carving tools to use zero-storage carving on carvfs virtual files.
|Aug 04 - 05, Fairfax, VA (RCFG/GMU Conference 2007)
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|http://www.sarc-wv.com/training.aspx
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*[http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/PhotoRec PhotoRec]
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: PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from Hard Disks and CDRom and lost pictures (thus, its 'Photo Recovery' name) from digital camera memory.
|SMART for Linux
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|Aug 06-09, Austin, TX
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*[http://www.datarescue.com/photorescue/ PhotoRescue]
|http://asrdata.com/training/training2.html
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: Datarescue PhotoRescue Advanced is picture and photo data recovery solution made by the creators of IDA Pro. PhotoRescue will undelete, unerase and recover pictures and files lost on corrupted, erased or damaged compact flash (CF) cards, SD Cards, Memory Sticks, SmartMedia and XD cards.
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|Introduction to Cyber Crime
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* [https://www.uitwisselplatform.nl/projects/revit RevIt]
|06-08 Aug, Mississippi State University
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: RevIt (Revive It) is an experimental carving tool, initially developed for the DFRWS 2006 carving challenge. It uses 'file structure based carving'. Note that RevIt currently is a work in progress.
|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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* [http://jbj.rapanden.dk/magicrescue/ Magic Rescue]
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: Magic Rescue is a file carving tool that uses "magic bytes" in a file contents to recover data.
|X-Ways Forensics
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|Aug 06-08, Seattle, WA
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* [[FTK]]
|http://www.x-ways.net/training/seattle.html
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: FTK2 includes some file carvers
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|Forensics Tools and Techniques
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* [http://www.forensicswiki.org/wiki/X-Ways]
|08-10 Aug, Mississippi State University
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: X-Ways Forensic provides a robust list of file types as well as the ability to specific custom file headers/trailers. File types are available for carving, identification and filtering.  
|http://www.security.cse.msstate.edu/ftc/schedule.php
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|Limited to Law Enforcement
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*[[Adroit Photo Forensics]]
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: Adroit Photo Forensics supports data carving of popular image formats. Also supports fragmented carving using [[File_Carving:SmartCarving|SmartCarving]] and [[File_Carving:GuidedCarving|GuidedCarving]].
|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|AccessData BootCamp
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|Sep 25-27, Solna, SE
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|AccessData BootCamp
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|Nov 06-08, Austin, TX
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|http://www.accessdata.com/training
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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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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|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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Revision as of 15:55, 12 September 2010

Partition Recovery

Recover deleted or lost partitions (FAT16/FAT32/NTFS/NTFS5/EXT2/EXT3/SWAP).
DiskInternals NTFS Recovery is a fully automatic utility that recovers data from damaged or formatted disks.
Gpart is a tool which tries to guess the primary partition table of a PC-type hard disk in case the primary partition table in sector 0 is damaged, incorrect or deleted.
TestDisk is an OpenSource software and is licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL).
Partition Recovery software for NTFS & FAT system that examines lost windows partition of damaged and corrupted hard drive.

See Also

Notes

  • "fdisk /mbr" restores the boot code in the Master Boot Record, but not the partition itself. On newer versions of Windows you should use fixmbr, bootrec, mbrfix, or MBRWizard. You can also extract a copy of the specific standard MBR code from tools like bootrec.exe and diskpart.exe in Windows (from various offsets) and copy it to disk with dd (Use bs=446 count=1). For Windows XP SP2 c:\%WINDIR%\System32\diskpart.exe the MBR code is found between offset 1b818h and 1ba17h.

Data Recovery

The term "Data Recovery" is frequently used to mean forensic recovery, but the term really should be used for recovering data from damaged media.

HD Doctor Suite is a set of professional tools used to fix firmware problem
Claims to have a program that can read the "bad blocks" of Maxtor drives with proprietary commands.
BringBack offers easy to use, inexpensive, and highly successful data recovery for Windows and Linux (ext2) operating systems and digital images stored on memory cards, etc.
Runtime Software's RAID Reconstructor will reconstruct RAID Level 0 (Striping) and RAID Level 5 drives.
Erol allows you to recover through the internet files erased by mistake. Recover your files online for free.
Recuva is a freeware Windows tool that will recover accidentally deleted files.
Restoration is a freeware Windows software that will allow you to recover deleted files
Undelete Plus is a free deleted file recovery tool that works for all versions of Windows (95-Vista), FAT12/16/32, NTFS and NTFS5 filesystems and can perform recovery on various solid state devices.
R-Studio is a data recovery software suite that can recover files from FAT(12-32), NTFS, NTFS 5, HFS/HFS+, FFS, UFS/UFS2 (*BSD, Solaris), Ext2/Ext3 (Linux) and so on.
Data recovery software services & tools to recover lost data from hard drive.
DeepSpar Disk Imager is a dedicated disk imaging device built to handle disk-level problems and to recover bad sectors on a hard drive.
Adroit Photo Recovery is a photo recovery tool that uses validated carving and is able to recover fragmented photos. Adroit Photo Recovery is able
to recover high definition RAW images from Canon, Nikon etc.

See also Data Recovery Stories

Carving

Data carving runs on multiple threads to make use of modern processors
Simple Carver Suite is a collection of unique tools designed for a number of purposes including data recovery, forensic computing and eDiscovery. The suite was originally designed for data recovery and has since expanded to include unique file decoding, file identification and file classification.
Foremost is a console program to recover files based on their headers, footers, and internal data structures.
Scalpel is a fast file carver that reads a database of header and footer definitions and extracts matching files from a set of image files or raw device files. Scalpel is filesystem-independent and will carve files from FATx, NTFS, ext2/3, or raw partitions.
EnCase comes with some enScripts that will do carving.
A virtual file system (fuse) implementation that can provide carving tools with the possibility to do recursive multi tool zero-storage carving (also called in-place carving). Patches and scripts for scalpel and foremost are provided. Works on raw and encase images.
A shared library that allows carving tools to use zero-storage carving on carvfs virtual files.
PhotoRec is file data recovery software designed to recover lost files including video, documents and archives from Hard Disks and CDRom and lost pictures (thus, its 'Photo Recovery' name) from digital camera memory.
Datarescue PhotoRescue Advanced is picture and photo data recovery solution made by the creators of IDA Pro. PhotoRescue will undelete, unerase and recover pictures and files lost on corrupted, erased or damaged compact flash (CF) cards, SD Cards, Memory Sticks, SmartMedia and XD cards.
RevIt (Revive It) is an experimental carving tool, initially developed for the DFRWS 2006 carving challenge. It uses 'file structure based carving'. Note that RevIt currently is a work in progress.
Magic Rescue is a file carving tool that uses "magic bytes" in a file contents to recover data.
FTK2 includes some file carvers
X-Ways Forensic provides a robust list of file types as well as the ability to specific custom file headers/trailers. File types are available for carving, identification and filtering.
Adroit Photo Forensics supports data carving of popular image formats. Also supports fragmented carving using SmartCarving and GuidedCarving.