The Spark

of an Idea

Joe’s thoughts on digital forensics, cybersecurity, and other things.

My name is Joe, and welcome to my little piece of the internet. Here you’ll find my thoughts on cybersecurity, digital forensics, and anything else that strikes my fancy. Feel free to drop me a line at joe <at> if you have questions, comments, or ideas on making this space better.

Network Forensics on the Cheap – A $60 IDS

Deploying Zeek (bro) IDS on the ASUS TinkerBoard

TheDarkOverlord & VeraCrypt, Part 2: Peeling Back Layer2

Layer2 of TheDarkOverlord’s #911hacked saga contains many hidden files, tucked away in emails as attachments (.WDN, .WDM) and in the thumbs.db file. Carving these files grows the total container content to over 10,000 files.

Tracking Encryption, Part 1: VeraCrypt Usage

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): VeraCrypt Portable on Windows 10 leaves behind a wealth of usage artifacts - revealing associated drive letters, volume size, and other usage artifacts. Scroll to the bottom of this page if you'd like to skip to the artifacts. VeraCrypt...

About Me

I have been involved in cybersecurity and digital forensics for over a decade. I can be reached at joe AT . I am also on Twitter: