[DFSci] CFP Deadline August 31: Digital Investigation Special Issue on Volatile Memory Analysis

Bradley Schatz blschatz at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 23:37:23 PDT 2016

Digital Investigation Special Issue on Volatile Memory Analysis

Memory analysis is a hot research topic with wide applications on many
fronts – from malware detection and analysis, to recovery of encryption
keys, to user activity reconstruction. As advanced contemporary malware
increasingly reduces its on-disk footprint, and adopts increasingly
sophisticated host detection subversion mechanisms, memory analysis is
currently mainstreaming as a valuable technique for detection and response.

While memory analysis presents many new opportunities, it also presents new
complications and challenges, ranging from reliance on undocumented program
internals, to atomicity of acquisition methodologies. As memory analysis
becomes the status quo methodology the use of directed anti-forensics is
also becoming prevalent.

This special issue of the Journal of Digital Investigation invites original
research papers that report on state-of-the-art and recent advancements in
this rapidly expanding area of enquiry, with a particular emphasis on novel
techniques and practical applications for the forensic and incident
response community.

Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
-Malware detection in memory
-Live memory analysis
-Live system introspection
-Memory acquisition
-Memory analysis of large systems
-Userspace and application specific memory analysis
-Cryptographic analysis, key recovery
-Execution history analysis
-Data fusion between memory/disk/network

-Paper submission : 31 August 2016
-Author notification : 30 September 2016

Guest Editors
Dr Michael Cohen
scudette at google.com

Dr Bradley Schatz
Schatz Forensic
bradley at schatzforensic.com.au

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