Lightgrep - Fast Keyword Searching for Forensics
Dislike waiting 5 days for your keyword search to complete? Been brought to tears by thousands of keywords? Lost faith in your forensics tools when they didn't find all the hits they should have? Come to this talk to see the first public demonstration of Lightgrep, a new regular expressions search tool designed specifically for forensics.
Search is a fundamental part of forensics, useful not only for discovering relevant documents and snippets of text, but also artifacts, files in unallocated space, and file signature analysis. We will discuss the basic principles behind how a grep search works, why it's important to consider how multiple keywords are handled, and how to validate a search tool's results. Finally, we'll show Lightgrep, a tool that allows for fast searching for thousands of keywords, with full EnCase integration.
Please join us on Wednesday, January 19th, 7:00pm at John Jay College - Forensic Computing Program and the Center for Cybercrime Studies
899 Tenth Avenue - btwn 58th & 59th
Room 610T - 6th Floor
Jon Stewart is a software developer and co-founder of Lightbox Technologies, Inc. Prior to Lightbox, Jon was a senior developer and consultant with Guidance Software, where he worked heavily on the EnScript programming language and created EnCase eDiscovery. Jon lives in Arlington, VA and blogs regularly about EnScript, programming, and forensics at http://codeslack.blogspot.com/
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Thanks to Douglas Brush, Prof Bilal Khan, Prof Douglas Salane and Prof Richard Lovely for helping to make this possible.