The USC Digital Forensics Program led by Viterbi faculty members Joseph Greenfield, Pierson Clair, and Ben Forer attended the 2017 Enfuse Digital Forensics & Cyber Security Conference in Las Vegas. Fourteen students joined the conference to further their classroom knowledge. Conference sessions ranged from “Finding Evil in Windows 10” and “Malicious Document Analysis,” to “Dissecting Ransomware.”
Graduating Senior Sean Straw won the SANS Digital Forensics & Incident Response NetWars Tournament, beating hundreds of competitors including many professional and law enforcement investigators in a challenge to find digital forensics artifacts.
Joseph Greenfield and Pierson Clair presented a session on “Forensic Report Writing Best Practices” based on their academic and industry experience. Pierson Clair presented a session on “Mac Hardware Triage and Forensic Acquisition.”
The students and faculty were joined by staff from USC’s Information Technology Services Information Security Office.
Guidance Software has been an important partner of the USC Digital Forensics Program since its inception in 2006 and USC students have attended Enfuse for the past three years.
Since 2006, the USC Digital Forensics Program has taught over 1,000 students and upon program completion has placed them with law enforcement, government, corporate investigations, and consulting companies. The classes are taught by full time faculty and industry professionals who are specialists in their fields.