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Guidance Software Presents ‘Forensic Matters in Security’ at HTCIA Conference 2016

News | Aug 23, 2016

Will also offer an Overview of EnCase Forensic 8 and EnCase Certified Examiner Test Prep Course

PASADENA, Calif. – August 23, 2016 Guidance Software, makers of EnCase®, the gold standard in digital investigations and endpoint data security, today announced that company experts will be presenting three sessions at the High Technology Crime Investigation Association (HTCIA) Conference from August 29 – 31, 2016 at the JW Marriott Hotel and Spa in Summerlin, NV. A Gold Sponsor at the conference, Guidance will be exhibiting at Booth 300.

Who: Paul Shomo, senior technical manager
What; Forensics Matters in Security: Full Breach Visibility, RATs and the Future of Investigations
When: August 31, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Who: Steve Salinas, senior product marketing manager, Guidance Software
What: Getting the most out of EnCase Forensic 8
When: August 30, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Who: Stephen Cardoos, EnCE, CEH, senior digital forensics examiner
What: Guidance EnCE Cert Exam Prep
When: August 31, 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

In the “Getting the most out of EnCase Forensic 8” session,” Salinas will demonstrate the latest version of EnCase Forensic, the marketing-leading digital forensic solution from Guidance. The presentation will highlight the user-driven product enhancements and will feature demonstrations of new capabilities, including:

  • Integration with Project VIC
  • New investigation workflows
  • New reporting options

Salinas has worked in the tech industry for over 18 years and has extensive experience in computer forensics, network security, malware identification and remediation technology. Prior to working at Guidance, Salinas was director of Product Marketing at Alert Logic. He holds a BBA degree in Marketing from Texas A&M and an MBA from Pepperdine University.

In “Forensics Matters in Security: Full Breach Visibility, RATs and the Future of Investigations,” Shomo will re-examine the Cyber Kill Chain, illustrating that only forensics techniques provide full breach visibility, and why digital forensics for incident response (DFIR) is growing in size and influence. He’ll discuss attacks in recent news and the details of typical hacker activity. Participants will play with some popular Remote Access Trojans (RATS), and then detail the forensic artifacts left at each stage of the Cyber Kill Chain. Shomo will also cover the next era of forensic technology being built on new endpoint access technologies: active agents, continuous agents, as well as network based agent-less access. And he’ll relate back why these new technologies will be key in gaining full breach visibility at scale.

Shomo is a veteran Guidance Software architect, R&D manager, cybersecurity strategist, and Dark Reading columnist. He is a frequent speaker at security conferences such as ISC2, HP Protect and EnFuse™ (CEIC).

Shomo joined the Guidance Software research group in 2006, which launched the industry’s first incident response solution, then spent years managing and architecting cybersecurity and forensic solutions in R&D. Today he manages technology alliance partnerships EnCase® open security platform.

Also on August 31, Stephen Cardoos will conduct a review for those taking the EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCe) exam.

HTCIA members can register for the conference and these Guidance Software sessions at: http://htciaconference.org/

About Guidance Software

Guidance (NASDAQ: GUID) exists to turn chaos and the unknown into order and the known-so that companies and their customers can go about their daily lives as usual without worry or disruption, knowing their most valuable information is safe and secure. The makers of EnCase®, the gold standard in forensic security, and EnForce™, the first automated cyber risk management platform, Guidance provides a mission-critical foundation of market-leading applications that offer deep 360-degree visibility across all endpoints, devices and networks, allowing proactive identification and remediation of threats. From retail to financial institutions, our field-tested and court-proven solutions are deployed on an estimated 33 million endpoints at more than 70 of the Fortune 100 and hundreds of agencies worldwide. From beginning to endpoint.

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