Topic: OS/400 Forensics 101

Date:Tuesday March 10, 2009
Time: 5:30 (Deli snack) - 6:00 (Meeting)
Location: IBM-Southfield
18000 West Nine Mile Road
Southfield, MI 48075 (map)
Speaker:John Earl
Notes:Powerpoint(ZIPed)

If you had to reconstruct a crime scene on your IBM i or AS/400, could you? Would you know where to look? Are you capturing the right information? Where would you start? In this session we will take a methodical look at how to find the needle in the haystack, and how to preserve the chain of evidence in the event that you are involved in a legal matter. But whether you are using forensics for legal purposes or simply to debug an errant application, the skills learned in this session will be extremely valuable.

About the Speaker

John Earl

John Earl is the founder and Director of Security Technology for The PowerTech Group, a Seattle Washington area IBM i security software company. He has published numerous security related articles and columns for industry magazines, has presented hundreds of iSeries security sessions at industry conferences and user groups all over the world, and is a three time winner of COMMON's Speaker Excellence award. He is a former Board of Director for COMMON U.S., and currently serves as the Security Subject matter expert for COMMON.

Mr. Earl has been working with IBM midrange systems since 1980, with particular focus being devoted to the areas of Security and System Management. He is the chief architect for the PowerTech brand of security products, and is recognized around the world as a leading expert on IBM i security.