Happy Holidays from Renzik: What Happened in Autopsy This Past Year

Brian Carrier
Basis Technology


It’s that time of year again. Time to review all of the new and exciting features that were released into Autopsy since last OSDFCon. We’ll talk about portable cases that allow you to share data with colleagues, making correlations between devices and cases to gather intelligence, and expanded triage capabilities to make faster decisions. We’ve also added in support for more web browsers, OCR, and machine translation. Plus, you can view more file types and draw tags on top of pictures. You can also now collect data from a live Windows system with the logical imager tool.

Autopsy is used about thousands of investigators around the world and has a powerful plug-in architecture that enables 3rd party developers to make plug-in modules. Come attend this talk to learn about the features you didn’t yet realize existed.

About Brian Carrier

As CTO at Basis Technology, Brian Carrier leads the digital forensics team, which builds software for incident response, digital forensics, and custom mission needs. He is the author of the book, File System Forensic Analysis—used as a textbook in many college-level forensics classes—and developer of several open-source digital forensics analysis tools, including The Sleuth Kit and Autopsy. Brian is an active practitioner in the field of digital forensics and continues to develop new techniques for incident response and forensics. He implements his broad and deep practical experience in open source software, which makes that knowledge available to incident response and law enforcement professionals, saving them time in the field.

Brian has a Ph.D. in computer science from Purdue University and worked previously for @stake as a research scientist and the technical lead for their digital forensics lab and incident response team. Brian is the chairperson for the Open Source Digital Forensics Conference (OSDFCon). Besides OSDFCon, Brian has spoken at conferences including DOD Cyber Crime Conference (as keynote speaker), High Tech Crime Investigators Association (HTCIA), Digital Forensics Research Workshop (DFRWS), American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS), National Cyber Crime Conference (NCCC), and Techno Security.