I have several speaking and training events that are coming up this year that may be of interest to others in the community:
I will be speaking at the New York Banker's Association's upcoming Annual Technology, Compliance & Risk Management Forum on May 16th, 2013 on the topic of Incident Response and Digital Forensics. If you plan to attend I'll see you there!
Also we (Volatility) are holding our third run of Windows Malware and Memory Forensics in Reston, VA from Monday June 10th through Friday, June 14th 2013. This training will not disappoint even the most proficient of forensic/malware analysts. It includes real-world scenarios that are reinforced with hands-on labs. All students will leave with skills and confidence to conduct investigations involving RAM samples from acquisition to the final report. Students also leave with more than just being Volatility power users, they leave with a deeper knowledge of memory forensics and malware analysis methodologies. Such knowledge is integral regardless of what tools you choose for future investigations, be they open source or commercial, and much more powerful than simply "run this tool, the output is colored red so it's bad". You'll leave the class with knowledge that will help you to figure out if something really is "bad" or not. There are still a few seats left for this training, so if you are interested you should register soon. Send an email to voltraining [at] memoryanalysis.net for registration information.
If you are looking for a course that covers both disk and memory forensics, Andrew Case and I will teach our course in Digital Forensics and Incident Response again this summer at Black Hat Vegas. This course runs from July 27th through July 30th 2013 and will cover enough material to take someone from knowing practically nothing about digital forensics to a point where s/he can comfortably conduct his/her own investigations.
Also we (Volatility) will hold another run of Windows Malware and Memory Forensics in the Netherlands from Monday September 9th through Friday, September 13th 2013. Details will appear soon on the Volatility Labs blog.
Planning for the Open Memory Forensics Workshop (OMFW) is in progress. You should plan to attend if you want to know what's new and hot in the memory forensics space. OMFW is likely to take place on November 4th, 2013 one day prior to the Sleuth Kit and Open Source Digital Forensics Conference. Final details will appear soon on the Volatility Labs blog.