Introduction to the Digital Forensics Essentials SANS Course
Special Guest: Kathryn Hedley – Forensic Specialist and SANS Institute Instructor
In this episode, Kathryn will join us from the UK to talk about her new FOR308: Digital Forensics Essentials course at the SANS Institute—what it is and why it is relevant. This is a foundational course meant to expose people to the fundamental principles of data, digital forensics, and incident response. Kathryn will answer common questions such as:
- What is metadata?
- How do you recover data?
- What happens when you delete a file?
Kathryn has been doing digital forensics for the last 12 years in a variety of roles. Starting her career with zero experience, she secured a position while working on her master’s degree in digital forensics.
Her education covered the basics of file systems, manual parsing, and data-related topics. This gave her a good grounding for moving into a forensic role. She went on to work for solicitors on legal cases and then moved into incident response and malware investigations.
Today she is a digital forensics freelancer who works with multiple HR departments of companies to assist with employee disciplinary cases.
Watch the show to get an overview of the course.