Key artifacts

Nowadays, there is so much data available that data collection should focus on obtaining just the vital and relevant artifacts from the target system. More data doesn't necessarily mean better investigation, mainly because you still need to perform data correlation in some cases and too much data can deviate you from the root cause of the problem.

When dealing with an investigation for a global organization that has devices spread out across different regions of the planet, it is important to make sure you know the time zone of the system that you are investigating. In a Windows system, this information is located in the registry key at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\TimeZoneInformation. You could use the ...

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