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NEW FREE WEBCAST - Oracle Database Forensics
Black Hat's webcast series continues with another powerful presentation
from a popular Black Hat speaker. This month's presenter is David
Litchfield of NGS software, speaking on Oracle database forensics, and
he will be releasing a new tool called orablock which he describes this
"Orablock allows a forensic investigator to dump data from a "cold"
Oracle data file - i.e. there's no need to load up the data file in the
database which would cause the data file to be modified, so using
orablock preserves the evidence. Orablock can also be used to locate
"stale" data - i.e. data that has been deleted or updated. It can also
be used to dump SCNs for data blocks which can be useful during the
examination of a compromised Oracle box."
Please join us to learn about Oracle DB forensics from one of the
innovators of the field, as well as learn about his new tool and to get
your questions answered. The webcast will be held on December 18 at 1pm
PST. The URL for registration is:
For more information about Black Hat's webcast series, including an
archive of our previous webcasts in audio format:
BLACK HAT JAPAN audio is now online! Encoded in .m4b format these audio
files are tiny, as well as being bookmarkable and itunes friendly.
UPCOMING BLACK HAT EVENTS
The next big Black Hat event is Black Hat DC, scheduled for February
16-19 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington Virginia. The event
is divide into two sections with two days of intense, hands-on Training
Sessions followed by a two-day, four-track Briefings portion with a wide
variety of exciting speakers and presentations. Black Hat DC is a unique
information security event that places a special emphasis on the needs
of security professionals who work in government service and
infrastructure. And we think this one will be our best DC event yet.
Even though the Black Hat DC Call for Papers doesn't close until January
1, but we've already confirmed some exciting Briefings presentations.
- Crowd favorite Adam Laurie will return with a satellite-hacking
presentation that is sure to be popular.
- Database guru David Litchfield will present a powerful new database
- Andrew Lindell's contribution is entitled "Making Privacy-Preserving
data Mining Practical with Smartcards."
- In the hardware hacking area we have a very interesting presentation
from Travis Goodspeed on reverse engineering and exploiting wireless
Our lineup of brand new training sessions includes a physical security
training by Zac Franken and Adam Laurie entitled "RFID, Access Control
and Biometric Systems", a Metasploit course called "Tactical
Exploitation" by Metasploit creator HD Moore and a course on
"Understanding and Deploying DNNSEC" by Paul Wouters and Patrick Nauber.
As always, it's best to register early for the training of your choice
to make sure there's a place for you - seats are limited. To learn more
about all of our training courses, follow this link:
Please keep in mind that the early bird rate that's in effect for the
Briefings and the Training classes will end on January 1. To take
advantage of those significant savings, please consider registering
soon. The Black Hat Europe early bird rate ends February 1 - we'll have
more details about that event in our next mailing.
CFP OPEN FOR BLACK HAT DC AND EUROPE
Another reminder is that Black Hat is still considering Briefings
speaker applications for both Black Hat DC and Black Hat Europe, so if
you have a strong, compelling and technical presentation to share,
please let us know! To be considered for Black Hat DC, you'll need to
have your work in our system by January 1. The deadline is February 1
for the Black Hat Europe CFP, the details for potential presenters are
available online: https://cfp.blackhat.com/
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