Saturday, August 16, 2008

Open Memory Forensics Workshop (OMFW)

I want to take this opportunity and thank everybody who attended the first Open Memory Forensics Workshop (OMFW). In particular, I want to thank all those who volunteered their time and resources to make the workshop such a success, especially, Eoghan Casey, Brendan Dolan-Gavitt, Andreas Schuster, Dr. Michael Cohen, Jesse Kornblum, Dr. Brian Carrier, Matthew Geiger, Keith Jones, and Brian Dykstra. I have received nothing but positive feedback [link][link][link] which is directly attributable to the efforts of those who contributed.

As with many of you who follow my blogs, I firmly believe that volatile memory analysis can dramatically augment the way we currently perform digital investigations and has the ability to help address many of the open challenges that we currently face. I also know that the progress we have seen in memory forensics over the last few years has been driven by the work done in the open source community. The reason Volatile Systems sponsored this workshop is because our organization is committed to the belief that forensics and security should be accessible to everyone. The goal of this workshop is to create a forum that brings together the top researchers and practitioners in an environment that fosters the open exchange of ideas, so we can find ways to help each other. It is our goal to help make this community approachable, so others may be inspired to get involved and contribute back to the community.

If you are interested in learning more about this years workshop, the agenda and and slides have have been posted on the OMFW website. As a side note, we have already started the planning for next year's event. Be sure to follow this blog and the workshop website for further updates! Due to the overwhelming response this year, we were not able to fulfill all the registration requests, so please be sure to register early!

Please feel free to post any comments, questions, or feedback you may have!

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