EnCase v6 to v7 CEIC Session Recap

Guidance Software

It is hard to believe CEIC 2012 was almost two months ago. Since CEIC we have been hard at work on EnCase, in fact recently we released an update to v7, v7.04.1. If you did not receive the email notification about this release you can request the software download links by registering your dongle. Look for another great update to v7 coming in the fall, v7.05.

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.

CEIC and EnCase Essentials v7 Training

Guidance Software

Last week at CEIC we ran four Upgrading EnCase v6 to v7: Who Moved My Cheese? sessions. The sessions were packed with EnCase v6 users who were looking to get past the obstacles that were preventing their full transition to v7. In total we presented to close to 200 attendees and had some really great discussion. By the end of the sessions I could see many of the attendees were ready to get going with v7.

During the process of walking the users through v7 I learned that that quite a few of the folks in each session had yet to view the free EnCase Essentials Training. One of the reasons many had not taken advantage of this free training was that they did not have ready access to the internet at work. Even those who knew about the training were forced to view it during their off hours, when they were able to connect to the internet.

The first thing I did when I got to the office this week was ask our training department to create an offline version of the essentials training and they did. Now anyone that wants to get the basics of v7 can download this offline format of the EnCase Essentials Training and view the lessons anytime, anywhere. In addition, we also updated the companion EnCase Essentials Training Guide, incorporating the changes made in the latest release of EnCase, v7.04. Be sure to download these two files when you get a chance and keep them handy.

On a related note I am planning a v6 to v7 webinar series where we will cover many of the topics that were presented during the CEIC session. Look for more information about this webinar series soon.

v7 Training Update - New Classes Available

Guidance Software

As you probably know we have been conducting an EnCase Forensic v7 Survey for a few weeks now. To date near 600 surveys have been submitted. If you haven't submitted yours yet, please take a few minutes and complete the survey. This is a great opportunity for you to let us know how v7 is working for you and how we can make the product better meet your needs. Reviewing the survey responses it became clear to us that in addition to making enhancements to the product many customers were looking for more v7 training options. Today I want to introduce you to two new v7 training options, both developed to help v7 users get the most out of EnCase.