Mon, Oct 25 2004 13:03
I'm going to be a bit offline the rest of the week
I'm going to be a bit offline the rest of the week and checking with the hotel where I am staying, it looks like it only has dial up. Ugh! I'll be in search of a Starbucks for sure. But it's all for a good reason. The firm that I work for [you know, the day job] specializes in litigation consulting and for awhile we've been “dabbling” in forensics and are seeing a need going forward. So I'm off to Pasadena tonight to start four days of training at Guidance Software/Encase.
David Coursey went to the training and talked about it at Eweek recently. NIST even has a paper on PDA forensics.
Personally I think I'll end up being even more paranoid than I am now... which may or may not be a good thing. Friday night I went on a candlelight historical tour and one of the mansions that I walked through is now re-used as an office building by Attorneys. What do I remember most about that building? Not the wood staircase or the vaulted ceilings. Oh no. I remember freaking out that as part of the public tour they had us on walked right by their Windows 2003 server for the firm. [And not an SBS box at that too!]
Nice physical security there. We're making sure in my office that our new server that is being added to our network is in the locked network room, the patch panel is also under lock and key. Our workstations have locks as well.
After I get back from Encase training, I'll probably never let anyone save anything ever again.
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