Computer Forensics for Legal Professionals?

What Legal Professionals Need to Know

SANS Institute holds free briefing for legal professionals.

Friday, July 13
6:15pm - 7:15pm
Washington Hilton and Towers
1919 Connecticut Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20009

We are living in a digital world where nearly 95% of all documents created are digitally. The future of success in the courtroom and in litigation of any kind will depend on litigators ability to identify and analyze digital evidence. This presentation will discuss and enlighten you to some of the must know digital evidence artifacts every litigator, paralegal, and information technology auditor must understand to be successful. Awareness of digital evidence artifacts is only half of the puzzle, understanding what these artifacts mean and their potential significance to your case could mean the difference between winning and losing.

Presenter: Ovie Carroll

Ovie Carroll has over 20 years of federal law enforcement experience. Ovie was a special agent for the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI) and Chief of the Washington Field Office Computer Investigations and Operations Branch responsible for investigating all national level computer intrusions into USAF computer systems. Following his career with the AFOSI he was the Special Agent in Charge of the Postal Inspector General's computer crimes unit where he was responsible for all computer intrusion investigations and for providing all computer forensic analysis in support of USPS-OIG investigations. Ovie is currently the Director for the Cybercrime Lab at the Department of Justice, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section (CCIPS) and an adjunct professor at George Washington University teaching computer crime investigations. In addition to his career fighting computer crime, Ovie has conducted investigations into a variety of offenses including murder, fraud, bribery, theft, gangs and narcotics.

To pre-register, go to https://www.sans.org/sansfire-2012/night.php, scroll down to "Computer Forensics for Legal Professionals?" and enter your contact info.

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Update:  I learned a lot from Ovie's presentation