NY Metro Chapter: Chromebook Forensics

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 (2:00 PM - 3:30 PM) (EDT)


Chromebook Forensics

Chromebook sales have risen dramatically year-over-year with a 68.6% increase for the 2nd Quarter of 20211. We will look at acquisition capabilities as well as data availability. In this presentation we will explore the data available from a Google Takeout and a Google Chromebook logical acquisition using the Daniel Dickerman method and compare the available data detailing the data locations for both sources. The goal of this research is demonstrating that there are artifacts available from the Google Chromebook that are not available from cloud-based acquisitions, such as a Google Takeout. We hope that this research will encourage digital forensic examiners to acquire data from Chromebooks when conducting forensic examinations. 


Jessica Hyde is an experienced forensic examiner in both the government and commercial sectors having worked as a contractor providing forensics services to the Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and private sector. She is the founder of Hexordia, a digital forensics contracting organization. and is Adjunct Professor teaching Mobile Forensics in the graduate program at George Mason University, where she achieved an MS in Computer Forensics. Prior to her current roles, she was the Director of Forensics at Magnet Forensics where she also hosted Cache Up, a podcast interviewing digital forensics practitioners. She is also involved in several community efforts including as a volunteer for the Marine Corps Cyber Auxiliary, Chair of DFIR Review, 2nd VP of the High Tech Crime International Association, advisory board for Cyber Sleuths Lab, and Associate Editor for the Forensic Science International: Digital Investigations Journal. Her previous roles included performing forensic examinations as a Sr. Mobile Exploitation Analyst for Basis Technology, Senior at EY, and Senior Electrical Engineer at American Systems. Jessica is also proud to be a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.

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