Autopsy Update 2021

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With thousands of github commits a year, there is a lot going on in Autopsy. This is the annual update on what’s new and a brief overview for those who still think it’s the same tool they saw 10 years ago.

We’re going to cover big new features, like Web Domain-based interfaces, scoring, Solr 8 upgrade, and associating more data with its operating system account. We’ll talk about new summary interfaces, integration of iLEAPP, aLEAPP, and Yara. And we’ll touch on a bunch of other infrastructure changes, like UI performance and artifact pipelines.

Brian Carrier
Basis Technology

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.