CS 695 Host Forensics

Host Forensics involves the identification, preservation, and analysis of evidence of attacks in order to identify attackers and document their activity with sufficient reliability to justify appropriate technological, business, and legal responses. This course focuses on the technological and not on the legal components of the topic. The emphasis is on the host aspect. The technical aspect addresses the analysis of different attack types and the intrusion process, how to identify an attack and the evidence left behind, and technologies that can be used to assist in the analysis of obtained data or in obtaining more data. We will look into methodologies for recovering data from persistent storage and memory. Investigate the use of virtual machines in providing auditing capabilities to analysts and in setting traps for attackers. We will also learn about reverse engineering binaries, and advanced techniques that aim to expose the way they work and their purpose.



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