Racism & Bigotry #JusticeForGeorge

Any of you who have read my other article know that I have my issues with mental health, namely PTSD and also know in my previous career I served 22 years in the Royal Air Force Police. I freely admit that I have a healthy mistrust in my fellow human being and the current situation regarding the killing of George Floy...

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Mental health awareness week

As it is mental health awareness week I decided to write my first ever LinkedIn article on a subject very close to my heart!

I hope some of you take the time to read it and it will also explain why I have been so quiet on the blogging front. Something I hope to rectify this year!

The article can be found on my ...

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Immersive Labs Practical Skills Platform

As many of you know I have been in the DFIR realm now for just over 6 years and during that time have been very fortunate to attend many interesting and varied training courses, including SANS, De Montfort University, XRY and others...

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Hunting Evilness – GRR

“Hello World” It seems like so long since I last posted I felt I should say hello again 🙂

As is always the case real life and work got in the way and my ability to blog became much diminished.  I am hoping to become more active again and have been playing with Google Rapid Response (GRR) again on my home network...

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VolUtility – Web Application for Volatility

I have been very fortunate to be involved with some minor beta testing for great new Web App tool created for Volatility by my good friend Kev!

The name alone gives you an idea of its usefulness but that is but the tip of the iceberg.  VolUtility is an excellent GUI front end packed with features to assist analysts wi...

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Child Safety Online

Those of us who work within DFIR have probably at some time encountered inappropriate/criminal images and had to deal with the mental issues they bring with them (If not consider yourself lucky)...

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A happy and prosperous 2016 to all!

Well 2015 has been a slow year for my blogging due to workload and also some personal ‘stuff’

I am positive though that 2016 will see me blogging again as I plan to get my head around PLASO and timesketch once I install them on my server I will be blogging about the install process and also running it against some infe...

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Google Rapid Response – Build Process

During my SANS 508 I first heard about something called Google Rapid Response (GRR) and it peaked my interest then.  Unfortunately as is normal following a SANS course I was lost in the dark world I like to call ‘Indexing and Study’ or Hell 🙂 ...

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Happy Christmas and a Prosperous New Year

It’s that time of year when I travel all around the UK visiting family and remembering what it’s all about.

This year has been an interesting one for me on my DFIR journey and I feel I have learned a great deal, although still I realise I have only just scratched the surface.

I have dipped my foot into a few areas whic...

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Setting Up My Forensic Lab

I have finally bowed to the pressure of my good friend Kev and now have a server! I must point out that it is his old server and through his immense generosity now my new server! Thanks Kev 🙂

The server is an old IBM X3455:

4 CPUs x 2.593GHZ

Dual Core AMD Opteron Processor 2218

Running ESXi-5.1.0

With 12GB of RAM

i...

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