SANS DFIR Summit 2012 – Evidence is Data: Your Secret Advantage

Fellow Lightboxer Jon Stewart will be presenting at the SANS Forensics and Incident Response Summit 2012 on Wednesday, June 27 from 2 – 3 PM in the Senate Room. Make sure to ask Jon for a trial version of Lightgrep Search for EnCase after the presentation, as he’ll have Lightbox thumb drives with installers onsite. Please stop by for a great presentation and grab a free thumb drive.

You can read more about the presentation at the Lightbox Technologies blog.

Going to CEIC 2012? Ping me for a free Lightgrep trial!

I’m proud to announce that our company, Lightbox Technologies, will be launching Lightgrep Search for EnCase just in time for CEIC. We’ll have free thumb drives with trial versions of Lightgrep on them, so please come find us. Be sure to follow us or ping us on Twitter while you’re there! You can reach me at @geoff_black and Jon at @codeslack.

I’ll also be doing a redux of last year’s presentation, Statistical Analysis and Data Sampling, at this year’s CEIC with Jon. We’re on at 4:30 PM on Monday in the eDiscovery Lab track. You can find the description on the CEIC website:

Ever worked on a matter where you wanted to validate that the search terms were working correctly? What about when a judge requests that you testify on your procedures for this validation process? This session will show you how to take culled evidence from the EnCase eDiscovery solution and create a representative random set of data to be used in the validation process. The options demonstrated will be: the number of items to review and the percentage of accuracy. Once a random sub-set has been created, this session will show how the EnCase eDiscovery solution can be used to manually tag the items and provide reporting.

The presentation will be updated with some new features on predictive coding and recent rulings. If you’re interested in how sampling can be used to reduce review time and improve keyword results, you should come check us out.

Unfortunately we’re up against Craig Ball and Chris Dale who will be rockin’ with “The Future of Social Media in E-Discovery.” Craig recently wrote a good piece for Law Technology News entitled Gold StandardA true gold standard for keyword search incorporates both precise inclusion and defensible exclusion. He touches on keyword precision in the article, and that’s one of our primary goals with our talk – how to get the best bang for your buck with a little extra testing.

NYC4SEC Meetup 11/16/11: Advanced Persistent Threat with Eric Huber

Just a quick note to say that the NYC4SEC group is holding a Meetup on Wednesday November 16, 2011 with Eric Huber of A Fistful of Dongles fame. Eric will be discussing Advanced Persistent Threat as it relates to digital forensics and incident response professionals. I’m looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new people in the field. I can’t say enough times how much NYC4SEC has given to the New York DFIR community. Great thanks to Doug Brush and Jamie Levy for helping organize our group month after month. Please RSVP – we hope to see you there!