If you work in digital forensics or information security, keeping up with all the latest threats and technologies can feel like a full-time job. It’s an area that’s growing ever-more complex, thanks to the proliferation of devices we use at work, at home and elsewhere: mobile phones, wearables, voice-powered assistants, Internet of Things sensors, smart appliances, and more. Every one of these devices collects, processes or stores large volumes of data that can be critical in an investigation, whether it’s for a corporation looking into the theft of intellectual property or a law enforcement agency investigating an online child abuse case.
This means the task of finding the right data is becoming increasingly complicated.
Beyond technology challenges, there are also regulatory ones. New requirements such as the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation or the pending California Consumer Privacy Act are having a big impact on how organizations handle data privacy and security. As a result, internal forensic examiners’ jobs are getting harder.
A focus on these issues is what makes OpenText™ Enfuse 2019 is so valuable. Scheduled for November 11–14 at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas, Enfuse is a must-attend event for CISOs, cyber analysts and examiners of all stripes and will feature more than 100 sessions on trends and cutting-edge developments in digital investigations, cybersecurity, eDiscovery, privacy and more. You’ll hear from leaders in the field, learn about OpenText’s latest releases and even earn credits toward certification or recertification as an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), EnCase Certified eDiscovery Practitioner (EnCEP®) or Certified Forensic Security Responder (CFSR).
During this four-day event, you’ll hear about the fast-evolving landscape of digital forensics investigations. You’ll learn about hardware solutions such as OpenText™ Tableau devices, which are the most comprehensive forensic hardware product line available in the market today. You’ll also learn about our award-winning forensic software solution, OpenText™ EnCase™ Forensic, and its support for a wide variety of encryption protocols, mobile investigations, social media sources and more. Ongoing improvements in techniques, strategies and best practices will be on the agenda too.
Digital forensics and security
Security will be another hot topic at Enfuse. I’m especially excited to hear from our keynote speaker James Clapper, the former U.S. Director of National Intelligence. As the nation’s top intelligence official for seven years, perhaps more than anyone, James Clapper understands the power of information. His perspective and experience will help attendees think differently about how they secure and manage their information.
New and emerging uses of technology such as social media and facial recognition has had us ask, “For good or bad — How should data be used?”. OpenText CEO & CTO Mark Barrenechea knows where we stand on this issue: data, he says, is “for the good”. As Mark shared in his latest LinkedIn article, technology is pushing the limits on our ability to impact our lives for the good. Our work supporting Project VIC in developing a transformative approach to child exploitation investigations via innovative technologies and victim-centric examination workflows illustrates our efforts to abide by this mantra. This is front of mind at OpenText when we’re looking for new and better ways to help investigators and security professionals do their jobs. You want to do good; we want to help.
In our lines of work, we have many opportunities every day to abide by that mantra – “data is for the good”. Enfuse will provide a way for all of us to share with one another what we know about those opportunities, to learn from industry experts and to establish our credentials through hands-on training, educational programs and certification. I hope you’ll take advantage of those opportunities and join us in Las Vegas in November. See you there!