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Viva Las Vegas...Champlain is at CEIC

The Champlain team is in Vegas this week, attending the Computer Enterprise and Investigation Conference (CEIC) as exhibitors and presenters.

In the exhibit hall be sure to stop in and see Bridget Baldwin and Mark Milne from the Division of Continuing Professional Studies, and Brian Holmes from the Office of Graduate Studies. They are ready and waiting to meet with you and answer any and all of your questions about our undergraduate and graduate degree programs in computer and digital forensics.

Michael Wilkinson, program director for Champlain's two master's degree programs in digital forensics as well as the co-director of the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation at the College, is presenting in two sessions at the CEIC conference, both on Tuesday.

Michael's first presentation is on Kindle Forensics. The session description reads: "The Amazon Kindle 3G is a mobile device that is designed to prevent digital forensics examiners from performing a full forensic image of the underling operating system. This presentation will demonstrate how to accomplish this using a custom built application which streamlines the process. Analysis techniques will also be presented to demonstrate how to extract probative evidence for your case. The Kindle Fire will also be covered." This presentation is based on a Case Study performed by a student working as an intern in the Senator Patrick Leahy Center for Digital Investigation at Champlain College in Burlington, VT. 

Michael's second presentation is titled Making Your Digital Forensic Laboratory Defensible in Court and is described as follows: "Do you have a standard operating procedure in your laboratory? Have you ever struggled with work flow or meeting clients expectations? Come learn how to build or modify your laboratory to ultimately make things easier and more defensible in court. Unique management techniques as well as technological solutions will be provided in this session." The objectives of this session include:

  • Propose the concept of accreditation;
  • Talk about how several of the larger labs (both Law enforcement and civil) in the world deal with digital lab management;
  • Talk about the pros and cons;
  • Talk about how forensic (non-digital) handle evidence and lab management;
  • Show open source lab management service that we developed and commercial tools that could be used;
  • Talk about scalability: 1-2 person labs up to 20-50 person labs, and how to be successful with each one.

We have a number of students attending and presenting at CEIC, keep an eye out for our next blog post where we talk about their presentations.

If you are not at CEIC, and you are looking for a quality computer and digital forensics conference to attend, consider the Techno Security & Digital Investigations Conference in Myrtle Beach on June 3-6. We will be there as well, exhibiting and presenting. Contact Bridget about free pass information.