The State of Volatility: Open Source Memory Forensics

A session at 4th Annual Open Source Digital Forensics Conference & Workshops

  • The Volatility Development Team

Tuesday 5th November, 2013

9:15am to 9:50am (EST)

Memory forensics continues to be one of the most exciting and innovative disciplines in the area of digital forensics. It is a powerful capability that has dramatically changed the way we perform digital investigations and provides a mechanism for addressing many of the challenges of digital investigators. The driving force behind this staggering pace of innovation has been an active open source community that brings together both researchers and practitioners around a common framework.

This presentation will begin by providing a brief introduction and overview of Volatility, the open source memory forensics framework. It will provide an overview of the current state of memory forensics analysis and discuss a number of significant contributions to the field within the last year. It will also discuss highlights from this year’s Open Memory Forensics Workshop (OMFW) and the Volatility Plugin Contest. Finally, this presentation will discuss the newly formed Volatility Foundation, a non-profit that has been established to protect the rights of the Volatility community and developers. This presentation also provides an opportunity for people to meet the Volatility development team and to learn about new opportunities to engage this exciting community.

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Time 9:15am9:50am EST

Date Tue 5th November 2013

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