Case Study of a Breach: Helping Your Clients Prepare for the Inevitable

Description: Very little is certain in today’s world, but everyone agrees that data breaches are common and becoming more commonplace. As companies open up their networks for remote work, the attack surface only increases and more companies are facing devastating attacks, such as full ransomware infections on all servers. We discuss what digital forensics and incident response (DFIR) professionals will be looking for to assist your clients during the investigation, and how to properly prepare those items before the breach occurs.

What You’ll Learn:

– Key items that DFIR investigators will need to successfully do their jobs.

– How to tell if your client has those monitoring mechanisms turned on.

– What to tell clients in their preparation for their breaches.


Brad Maryman, President of Maryman & Associates is an experienced computer forensics consultant. Prior to founding Maryman & Associates in 2001, he served as a Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for over 29 years. During that time, Mr. Maryman conducted and supervised investigations, served as an Information Systems Administrator, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Security Programs Manager

Dr. Joseph Greenfield, Managing Director & Chief Forensics Examiner, Maryman & Associates is a 15 year veteran in digital forensics and incident response. His primary domain is servers, both Windows and Linux. His experience with servers includes intrusion investigation, investigation of corporate espionage and employee espionage, and email recovery and analysis. He is also an Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Southern California, where he runs the undergraduate digital forensics programs.

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