Endpoint Forensics - A Hands On Workshop

Workshop by Surya Teja Masanam, Santhosh Baswa

Time: 10.00 AM - 01.00 PM

In today's digital landscape, the significance of endpoint forensics cannot be overstated. As cyber threats continue to evolve and pose challenges to organizations worldwide, the ability to gather and interpret digital evidence has become an essential skill. This beginner-friendly workshop walks you through the Digital Forensics Lifecycle, which involves collecting and performing analysis on digital evidence using different free and open-source tools. Will do a comprehensive coverage of Windows forensics and explore the unique characteristics and challenges presented by Linux and Mac platforms, equipping you with invaluable insights for cross-platform investigations.

If you are interested in Digital Forensics and have questions like:
- How to start?
- What skills are required?
- What tools to use?

Then this workshop is the right place for you.

Attendees will be provided with the necessary lab instructions and evidence files to perform forensic analysis practically and be confident and clear on how to apply the knowledge gained here to investigate some real-world scenarios.

    Attendees will learn:
  • - Skills required for a Forensic Examiner
  • - Build their own forensics toolkit with free and open-source tools
  • - Evidence Collection --> On Live and Dead Machines, Do’s and Dont’s
  • - Investigation --> Windows Artifact analysis, Internet History & Application Analysis, Data Carving, Memory Analysis
  • - Linux and Mac Forensics
  • - Opportunities and challenges in this field
    Attendees will be provided with:
  • - Evidence Files
  • - Step-by-step lab instructions to perform forensic analysis
  • - Access to the Forensics Artifact Library of the speaker
  • - Useful resources for further practice and exploration after this workshop
    Lab Requirements:
  • - OS: Windows 10
  • - If you are on Linux or Mac, Install Windows using VirtualBox
  • - RAM: min. 4GB [8GB recommended]
  • - Disk Space: 50 GB

Speaker's Bio

Surya found his passion for cybersecurity during his college days where out of curiosity he figured out how a malware was spreading actively in the college computers and found a remediation technique. From then onwards his cybersecurity journey started. Digital Forensics and Malware Analysis are his all-time favorites. Surya is a Security Engineer with 6+ years of experience in performing both offensive and defensive activities. Engaging, understanding, and knowledgeable technical trainer, having expertise in training small and large groups across diverse industries.

Santhosh Baswa, a seasoned Blue Team Strategist with a remarkable 8+ years of experience. His expertise spans Incident Response & Forensics, Threat Intelligence/Hunting, Table-Top & Attack Simulation exercises, and crafting automated Detection & Response tools for quick action. Beyond his professional endeavors, Santhosh loves to participate in and contribute to CTFs, as well as sharing knowledge through mentorship and community discussions.