DFRWS is the leading digital forensics research conference and the 8th annual conference was held from August 11 to 13, 2008, at the Marriott Baltimore Inner Harbor at Camden Yards. The Open Memory Forensics Workshop (OMFW) was held on Sunday, August 10 at the same hotel. 17 peer reviewed papers were presented as well as keynotes by SA Ryan Moore and Orin Kerr

Congratulations to Anandabrata Pal, Husrev Sencar, and Nasir Memon for winning the Best Paper Award. We would also like to congratulate Michael I. Cohen, David J. Collett, and AAron Walters for winning the Forensics Challenge. Anandabrata Pal was awarded the student scholarship. Thanks to the organizing committee, program committee, and sponsors for helping to make the conference go so smoothly.

Conference Location:

Marriott Baltimore Inner Harbor at Camden Yards
Baltimore, MD, US

August 11, 2008 to August 13, 2008


Network Traffic Analysis of Point of Sale System Compromises

SA Ryan Moore | United States Secret Service

Bio: Ryan Moore is a Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service. He is currently assigned to the Chicago Electronic and Financial Crimes Task Force (CEFCTF). His training includes instruction in the investigation of network intrusions from SEARCH, the Department of Defense, and the U.S. Secret Service. Ryan is a member of the Secret Service’s Electronic Crime Special Agent Program (ECSAP-NI).

Agent Moore began his career with the Secret Service in 2002 in the Chicago Field Office, assigned to the Counterfeit Squad. Prior to joining the Secret Service, he served as an Infantry Officer in the United States Army for six years.Agent Moore earned a B.S. from the United States Military Academy with a major in Arabic and an engineering concentration in Systems Engineering. He earned an M.S. from DePaul University’s School of Computer Science, Telecommunications, and Information Systems with a major in Network Security.

Recent Developments in the Law Concerning Computer Forensics

Orin Kerr | George Washington University

Bio: Orin S. Kerr is a Professor of Law at George Washington University, where he teaches computer crime law, criminal procedure, and criminal law. Before joining the faculty in 2001, Kerr was a Trial Attorney in the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the Criminal Division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Professor Kerr is a co-author of the leading treatise and the leading casebook in Criminal Procedure (with Kamisar, LaFave, Israel, and King), and he is also the author of a solo-authored casebook, Computer Crime Law.

Professor Kerr earned a B.S.E. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a former law clerk for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court and Judge Leonard I. Garth of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In 2006, Kerr was a visiting professor at the University of Chicago Law School.


Organizing Committee

Conference Chair

Brian Carrier (Basis Technology)

Technical Program

Frank Adelstein (ATC-NY) and Wietse Venema (IBM)

Local Arrangements

Eoghan Casey (Johns Hopkins University)


Dave Baker (MITRE)


Golden Richard (University of New Orleans)


Vassil Roussev (University of New Orleans)

Advertising / Sponsorship

Daryl Pfeif (Digital Forensics Solutions)


Rick Smith (ATC-NY)

At Large

Matthew Geiger (CERT)

At Large

Marcus Rogers (Purdue University)

At Large

Todd Shipley (Vere Software)

Technical Program Committee

Frank Adelstein


Cory Altheide


David Baker


Nicole Beebe

University of Texas at San Antonio

Florian Buchholz

James Madison University

Brian Carrier

Basis Technology

Eoghan Casey

Stroz Friedberg)

Rajarathnam Chandramouli

Stevens Institute of Technology

Chia Chen

Tuskegee University

Thomas Daniels

Iowa State University

Derrick Donnelly

Black Bag Technology

Heather Dussault

State University of New York Institute of Technology

Knut Eckstein

European Space Agency

Jose Fernandez

Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

Dario Forte

University of milano at Crema

Yun Gao

University of New Orleans

Simson Garfinkel

Naval Postgraduate School

Matthew Geiger


Grant Gottfried


Yong Guan

Iowa State University

Warren Harrison

Portland State University

Erin Kenneally

University of California San Diego

Jesse Kornblum


Michael Losavio

University of Louisville

James Lyle


Nasir Memon

Polytechnic University

Richard Mislan

Purdue University

Srinivas Mukkamala

New Mexico Tech

Gilbert Peterson

Air Force Institute of Technology

Golden Richard

University of New Orleans

Marcus Rogers

Purdue University

Steve Romig

Ohio State University

Vassil Roussev

University of New Orleans


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