Examining Volume Shadow Copies – The Easy Way!

Simon Key


The Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) is a framework that allows volume-backups to be created while file system writes continue to take place.

Originally implemented in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, VSS was expanded with Windows Vista, resulting in an additional Windows Explorer Previous Versions properties-sheet.

Using Volatility with EnCase

Mark Morgan


Memory Analysis has come a long way and it is imperative that a good Incident Responder realize the valuable information that can be obtained in analyzing memory.

I have been conducting Incident Response investigation for a few years now and have always used Volatility as my tool of choice. I like it because first off it is open source and I have found it to be very user friendly in identifying possible malware and being able to understand the results that are being retrieved from memory.