washington-monumentHow often do you work with mobile devices? Knock-off handsets are prevalent in Asia, Europe and are infiltrating the borders of the United States. Commercial forensic tools do not provide the same amount of support for knock-off devices as they do for GSM and CDMA handsets. Specialized forensic tools and add-on options to commercial kits are available, however not all of the data is parsed for the investigator.

On Tuesday, December 11, at 7:15 pm, Heather Mahalik will be speaking on “Knock-off Phone Forensics – Some Handsets Aren’t What They Appear To Be.” Knock-off handsets are prevalent in Asia, Europe and are infiltrating the borders of the United States. Commercial forensic tools do not provide the same amount of support for knock-off devices as they do for GSM and CDMA handsets. Specialized forensic tools and add-on options to commercial kits are available, however not all of the data is parsed for the investigator.As Mobile Forensics Technical Lead at Basis Technology & SANS Certified Instructor, she will lead an exploration of the different methods for acquiring and analyzing knock-off handsets, including a live acquisition demonstration. See the synopsis here.

The SANS Cyber Defense Initiative (CDI) 2012 will feature more than 25 courses in IT security, security management, IT audit, software developer, and computer forensics. It will be held at the Hilton Washington in Washington DC on December 7-16, offering hands-on, immersion training that you can put to work immediately.

Don’t miss Heather’s enlightening talk at 7:15pm!

Photo courtesy of Cyber Defense Initiative 2012

 

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