Welcome to The Digital Standard! After much prodding from my good friend Harlan Carvey, I decided to create this blog.
A little bit of background on me, and why you should care that I have a blog in the first place. I am a Senior Security Analyst for the SpiderLabs at Trustwave (www.trustwave.com). I have been in the security industry for going on 10 years, and been working in the computer forensics field for the past four years. I have a BS in Applied Management, an MS in Information Security, the CISSP, CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker), CREA (Certified Reverse Engineering Analyst), and QSA (Qualified Security Assessor) certifications, am on the HTCIA Board of Governors, and am a former US Army Signal Corps Warrant Officer...oh ya, and I am the principle author of "Unix and Linux Forensic Analysis" by Syngress.
This blog will be dedicated to tips, tools, techniques, interesting case work, emerging threats and attack vectors, and anything else dealing with computer forensics which I think is applicable.
So why the name, "The Digital Standard"? Well, I think the "Digital" piece is pretty self explanatory, so I will skip over to the term "Standard". As a soldier, I learned at a very young age that "the standard is the standard". Being somewhat about such a underwhelming statement confused, I continued my search for truth. I quickly learned that the "standard" was a basis for measurement to which I was being assessed on a number of things from my haircut to the score on my PT test. It was the "bar", and I was to meet or exceed it, or expect consequences.
For the purposes of this blog, I think the name fits since I strive to be the best forensic investigator I can be. I read, study, and research all in an effort to get better with every case. I feel that THIS is the standard...constant improvement without a destination...just continually getting better.
Thank you for visiting and I hope you will return often!