Things are settling down and I am going to try and breathe some life into this blog again. I’ve been doing an internship as of late where I have been concentrating on the business development aspect of Digital Forensics. Things such as private investigation licenses, looking at the DFIR market in general, litigation support as a whole, with a little bit of tech research sprinkled in. With the summer break, I haven’t been doing very much on my own. This is a big problem I intend to resolve. Watching David Cowen’s Forensic Lunch has gotten me back into the swing of things, and I am going to kick it off with building and testing a FIREBrick. The FIREBrick is an a disk imager and duplicator. I’m thinking along the lines of Tableau’s TD product line. Lets hope so! The things that excite me are:
- Everything is open source software and easily sourced hardware.
- Low cost compared to market brand forensic duplicators.
- Easy upgrade paths via expansion cards.
The parts are on the way. I did vary my order from their spec to include a FireWire 800 PCI-E card instead of FW400. Excluding the case and psu, the total cost is about $179. I already have a PSU, and I wanted to wait on a case to see where this leads me. The LCD2USB unit is coming from Hong Kong, so it will be about 2 weeks to go through customs to get here. So I will update this in a few weeks. In the meantine, go over and check out the Hacking Exposed Computer Forensics Blog by David Cowen and crew. Lot’s of awesome forensics knowledge there and I have only scratched the surface.
Until next time,
Just a quick update, the LCD panel is unavailable due to the China supplier moving. So now I am looking at the newly released network version of the FireBrick