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Submit to the Magnet User Summit 2020 Call for Papers (CFP)

This year’s Magnet User Summit is promising to be a great event not only filled with content from us at Magnet Forensics, but with knowledge from some of the industry’s top minds.  

With that in mind, we’re looking for speakers to share their expertise at this year’s event. Interested in filling one of our available 50-minute slots? Any qualified industry professional is welcome to submit and all ideas are welcome, including DFIR talks that don’t necessarily tie directly back to our products. Our goal for this event is to be relevant to the industry, with general interest talks that help investigators in all areas of the field.

The deadline to submit to our CFP is December 6! If you’re interested in presenting, send an abstract and your bio/photo along to magnetusersummit@magnetforensics.com. Once the speaker line up is finalized, it will be posted

Want to get some ideas of what our presenters talked about last year? View the 2019 agenda here.

The Importance of Sharing 

In a previous blog post, Jessica Hyde, our Director of Forensics, wrote about “The Importance of Sharing in DFIR”: 

Each conference has a slightly different personality and feel. Writing a response to a CFP (Call for Papers or Call for Presentations) can be intimidating, but it is worth it to share your findings with a wide audience. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other people in the field and have discussions about a variety of topics. 

Here are some ideas of what you can share: 

  • Research you’re doing. Did you encounter a mobile device or an app you’d never seen before? Tell us about the digging you did to learn more, and what you found out.  Case studies. Give us the details about some process that frustrated both you and your stakeholders, until you worked out how to streamline it and save hours of headaches. Or, tell us about that tricky device with the data you just knew was hidden somewhere, and how you got to it.
  • Results, results, results. What are your lab’s key performance indicators (KPIs), and how do you meet them? We want to hear about the processes, divisions of labor, and tools you use to get results back to investigators faster, improve the quality of results you provide, or track cases more easily—and the metrics you use to track your progress. 
  • Trends in your region or area of focus, and the best practices you developed to approach them. Maybe it’s a mobile device model seen only in your region, or a new way criminals or corporate intruders are using to escape detection. What are you doing, or have you done to overcome it? 

Need more specific areas to cover? Here are some topics we’d love to see touched on:

  • O365 investigations
  • Leveraging Connections in incident response investigations
  • Amazon Web Services, Azure and/or GPC investigations
  • Memory forensics
  • Magnet AXIOM Mobile (recommended) workflows
  • Magnet AXIOM Mobile exploits (in detail)
  • Anti-forensics
  • Artificial Intelligence as applied to digital forensics
  • Incident response
  • Mobile forensics
  • Magnet AXIOM Cyber
  • Mac forensic investigations workflows/case studies
  • Effectively separating chaff from wheat in investigations
  • Getting to evidence of value more quickly
  • Chromebook investigations
  • IoT forensics
  • Data recovery
  • Preliminary on-scene forensic analysis

Interested in Presenting?

Ready to get started? Send an abstract and your bio/photo along to
magnetusersummit@magnetforensics.com .

Remember, the deadline to submit to our CFP is December 6, so don’t wait! Once the speaker lineup is finalized, it will be posted on the Speakers page of the Magnet User Summit website.

And feel free to reach out to us at magnetusersummit@magnetforensics.com if you have any questions.