The Road to CEIC 2013 – Digital Forensic Lab Focuses on Automation

Jessica Bair

The “Road to CEIC 2013” is a series of blog posts on all things CEIC, before, during, and after, from an insider’s point of view.

For each release of EnCase®, I re-write the free EnCase Essentials course manual, a resource for getting started with EnCase® products. The past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to alpha and beta test the upcoming EnCase® Forensic v7.07 software while working on the manual update. As part of the beta testing, I have had the chance to work with the development team and Ken Mizota, product manager, who is dedicated to making EnCase Forensic more efficient, easier to use and incorporate new forensic features.

Feature Spotlight: Direct Network Preview

Guidance Software

EnCase Version 7.06 introduces a new built in ability to perform remote forensics. If you are unfamiliar with the term “remote forensics”, take a moment to review the Gartner Remote Forensics Report for 2012. EnCase Forensic Version 7.06 brings remote forensics to the standard in digital investigations, and enables forensically sound investigation of live devices. In this post, we’ll walk through how to perform a network preview, and we’ll discuss some of the key differences between remote investigation in EnCase Forensic and EnCase Enterprise.

Feature Spotlight: Embedding Hyperlinks in Exported Reports

Guidance Software

EnCase version 7.05 provides the ability to include hyperlinks to original documents and images in reports and offers updated report templates that display more metadata than ever before. View important metadata such as dates, times, physical sector information for unallocated items and hash values. Continue reading to learn how to include hyperlinks in your exported reports.

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.