Friday, March 30, 2007

Teaching IR/CF

My recent post on mounting a dd image got me thinking that there are plenty of freeware tools available for performing incident response as well as computer forensic analysis. Given this, how cool would it be to teach high school kids computer forensic techniques? Or, if you added something like this to the curriculum, you could easily add another course or two to a community college or undergraduate degree program.

Let's say that all you have avaible is a couple of systems. You can easily set up a "lab" with these systems, and then with minimal cost, add some external drives for storing images. There's plenty of free software available for acquiring and analyzing images, even if you're restricted to a particular platform.

I think that one of the benefits of this is that at the end of the program you'd have folks who had experience with different situations, different tools, and actually had to think through their approach to collection and analysis, not simply clicked a button.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure quite a few of us would greatly appreciate it if you'd continue providing at least some of these courses through your blog ;)

H. Carvey said...

Is there anything particular that you're interested in?