DFRWS USA 2019 - Call for Participation

Early Registration Ends May 31

Hotel Room Special Rate ENDS MAY 15, 2019 - Book now to SAVE!

Early Registration ENDS MAY 31, 2019 - Register now and SAVE.

DFRWS, organizers of the longest-running research conference in digital forensics (http://www.dfrws.org), invite you to participate in the DFRWS-USA 2019 Conference, which will be held July 14-17, 2019 in Portland, OR, at the University Place Hotel, Portland State University.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

The DFRWS conference brings together leading researchers, practitioners, industry, tool developers, academics, law enforcement, and military from around the globe to tackle current and emerging challenges in digital forensics. Established in 2001, DFRWS conferences welcome all community members to share cutting-edge research, practitioner presentations, and works in progress in a friendly atmosphere. As an independent organization, we promote open community discussions and disseminate the results of our work to the widest audience.

KEYNOTES

The keynote speakers for this year are:

  • Sarah Edwards (SANS Institute) on “Getting Your Forensic Career to Spark Joy”.
  • Jonathan Levin (Technologeeks) on “New filesystems, new DFIR challenges”.

WORKSHOPS & TRAINING

Six workshops are included in the price of the 2.5 day conference, with content ranging from practical training to a tool-maker focused workshop.  

Sunday, July 14 features:

  • Introducing a New Method for Chip-Off Success: Vapor Phase - Steve Watson (VTO Labs)
  • KAPE:  What’s all the buzz about? - Mark Hallman (SANS Institute)
  • Behind the scenes of memory extraction - Joe Fitzpatrick (Securingharware.com)
  • Introduction to Ghidra Malware Analysis - Erika Noerenberg (Carbon Black)

Wednesday July 17 features :

  • The Cyber-investigation Analysis Standard Expression (CASE) - Cory Hall (MITRE)
  • Investigating LOLBins & Scripts - Alissa Torres (SANS Institute)

PAPERS & PRESENTATIONS

With 26 presentations (14 of which are backed by research papers) there is something for everyone (who likes digital forensics)!  Topics range from cutting edge research to practical techniques across Disk, Memory, Mobile, IoT, Filesystems and Exploitation to name a few. 

The draft program is available at: http://www.dfrws.org/conferences/dfrws-usa-2019/schedule/program

AFTER HOURS

After hours, join your fellow attendees for more fun, networking, and a little competition.  Monday evening begins with the Reception. Tuesday’s Banquet will be held at the hotel and will be followed by the Forensics Rodeo!  The Rodeo will be a CTF style event with challenges of various levels in digital forensics and malware.  Bring a team or join one when you get there!  

GOT SOMETHING TO SHARE?

Great opportunities to share your ideas and connect with people with similar interests. 

Monday’s Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, organised around a diverse range of contemporary themes, will provide an opportunity to share lunch and connect with like-minded colleagues. The Work-in-Progress sessions provide a fast-paced forum to share the status of your current research.  Sign up on-site to share a short two-minute snapshot of your work. 

DFRWS welcomes demonstrations of proof of concept and research-based tools. Proposals should describe the tool, its relevance to the forensics field, and space/equipment needs (e.g., table size, power, networking,etc.).  You can sign up to do a demo or present a poster by sending email to: usa-demos usa@dfrws.org in PDF or plain text format

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

DFRWS USA 2019 registration includes access to all presentations; a copy of the printed proceedings; breakfasts; the welcome reception, banquet and entrance to the famous rodeo. It also includes free access to both pre-conference and post-conference workshops. The early registration rate expires on May 31. There are also group rates, student rates, and law enforcement rates available. For details and the link to register, please see: http://www.dfrws.org/node/769#registration

Send any registration questions to: usa-registrationusa@dfrws.org

HOTEL INFORMATION

Accommodation is not included as part of the conference registration fee. DFRWS USA has reserved a room block with reduced rates and negotiated a great discount, starting at only $116 per night. The DISCOUNTED RATE EXPIRES MAY 15, so we encourage you to book fast. To book at the conference rate, please visit: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/dfrws 

We look forward to your participation in DFRWS.  See you in Portland!

Sincerely,

DFRWS USA Organizing Committee

Send any questions regarding the 2019 USA conference to: usa@dfrws.org

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Press Release - DFRWS Announces IoT Forensic Challenge Winners

Each year the DFRWS creates a forensic challenge - an international competition to encourage development in needed areas of digital forensics. In 2018 and 2019, DFRWS Forensic Challenges concentrate on Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, how can traces from IoT devices be useful for investigations of crimes in the physical world? This year, the winning team was from the Digital Forensic and Cryptanalysis (DF&C) Laboratory at Kookmin University (http://dfnc.kookmin.ac.kr). The winning team members: Myungseo Park, Soram Kim, Eunhu Park, Giyoon Kim, Uk Hur, Sehoon Lee, Jongsung Kim. This team analyzed available digital traces to reconstruct the scenario, utilized a framework they developed for forensic examination of data from Amazon Echo related systems, and loaded results in Elastic and Kibana for correlation and analysis, and uncovered traces within network traffic.

 

DFRWS IoT Forensic Challenge

Each year the DFRWS creates an international competition to encourage development in needed areas of digital forensics. This year the challenge concentrated on Internet-of-Things as a source of evidence (see https://github.com/dfrws/dfrws2018-challenge). This scenario involves digital traces from the following types of devices: Samsung Galaxy smartphone, iSmartAlarm, Arlo, WinkHub, Amazon Echo, and associated network traffic. This challenge scenario and datasets were implemented by Francesco Servida at the Ecole des Sciences Criminelles at University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

 

IoT Forensic Challenge Results 2018 - 2019

The materials for the winning submission and other competitors are available here:

https://github.com/dfrws/dfrws2018-challenge/tree/master/challenge-submissions

 

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DFRWS APAC 2020 @ IAFS 2020 Sydney

The DFRWS and the Organising Committee for the 22nd Triennial Meeting of the International Association of Forensic Sciences in conjunction with the 25th Symposium of the Australian & New Zealand Forensic Science Society is excited and proud to announce that IAFS 2020 has partnered with DFRWS to integrate the rapidly evolving field of digital forensic science and deliver the first DFRWS APAC as part of the IAFS 2020 Sydney conference.

 

In line with the conference theme ‘Where to from here?’, for the first time, world-leading academics and practitioners in both traditional forensic science & medicine and digital forensic science will meet together to cultivate transdisciplinary coproduction of knowledge and help drive operational and research directions serving the common purposes of abating crime, strengthening security, and reinforcing the criminal justice system. Join over 1,500 forensic professionals from across the globe on 21-25 September 2020 to make history!

 

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Press Release - DFRWS Announces IoT Forensic Challenge Grand Prize Winners 2017 - 2018

Each year the DFRWS creates a forensic challenge - an international competition to encourage development in needed areas of digital forensics. In 2017 and 2018, DFRWS Forensic Challenges concentrate on Internet of Things (IoT). In particular, how can traces from IoT devices be useful for investigations of violent crimes such as an assault  murder?

This year’s grand prize was awarded to the SPAWAR Systems Center ATLANTIC Team: Mark Gramajo, Joshua Lewis, Randall Sharo, Shawn Zwach.

This team not only analyzed available digital traces to reconstruct the scenario, but also developed open source plugins for the plaso forensic framework, provided a script to parse the Google OnHub diagnostic report, loaded results into Elastic and Kibana for correlation and analysis, and uncovered IoT traces within network traffic.

 

DFRWS IoT Forensic Challenge

Each year the DFRWS creates an international competition to encourage development in needed areas of digital forensics. This year the challenge concentrated on Internet-of-Things as a source of evidence (see https://github.com/dfrws/dfrws2017-challenge). This scenario involves digital traces from Samsung Note 2 devices, Google OnHub, Amazon Echo, Smart TV Raspberry Pi, and associated network traffic. This challenge scenario and datasets were implemented by Joshua James, Digital Forensic Investigation Research Laboratory at Hallym University.

 

IoT Forensic Challenge Results 2017 - 2018

The materials for the winning submission and other competitors are available here:

https://github.com/dfrws/dfrws2017-challenge/tree/master/challenge-submissions

 

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DFRWS Statement on U.S. Presidential Executive Order 13780

DFRWS supports an international community of researchers, developers, and practitioners with a legitimate interest in digital forensic research.

 

The U.S. Presidential Executive Order 13780 titled “Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States” could prevent legitimate members of the digital forensic community from attending the DFRWS Conference in the United States.

 

To continue supporting collaboration between members of our community throughout the world, the DFRWS will make every effort to arrange alternate ways to participate (e.g., video conference, presenting at the DFRWS EU).

 

Reference

Executive Order 13780 - Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States (March 6, 2017)

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/03/06/executive-order-protecting-nation-foreign-terrorist-entry-united-states