Play it Again Sam – A Recap of MUS 2022

I had a wonderful time participating in the Magnet User Summit, both in person and virtually. After 2 years of participating virtually, it was my first time attending the Summit in person. It was great to meet for the first time in person, not just many of my coworkers, but many of the regulars in my Twitter stream as well. What a gathering of brilliant, yet equally humble, investigators.

During the Summit I participated on a panel about Bringing your Forensics Lab to the Cloud. I also had fun co-presenting on two talks, Walkthrough of a BEC (Business Email Compromise) and. Walkthrough of a Ransomware Investigation, where we looked at the examinations from a Law Enforcement and from a corporate perspective.

There was the surreal moment of realizing that the boss doesn’t just rock, he ROCKS!

This year there was an in person and a virtual CTF with separate evidence and challenges. For the in-person CTF we examined a Linux laptop and an iPhone. Also, the long anticipated Dark Mode is a treat for the retinas.

For the virtual CTF the evidence sources were a Windows image and an Android mobile device, and a Google TakeOut. I surprised myself with how well I did on the Android and that hasn’t been my area of expertise.

During the virtual summit I enjoyed sharing my presentation, Free Tools for DFIR Triage Collections. Special thanks to everyone who engaged with me during and after the presentations, and from all different time zones. Your support was very much appreciated. If you missed it during the Summit or want to watch it again, you can head over to the Presentations page.

You can also check out all the other recorded presentations from the 2022 Magnet User Summit via the link below.

Swag for Charity

You can now get Baker Street Forensics swag, everything from shirts and stickers to onesies and pillows. I’m especially fond of the notebooks. I worked with a number of independent artists to commission a few new logo designs. This is where I need your help.

  1. What’s your favorite of the designs? The winner will be the default logo for
  2. All proceeds from the sales will be donated to charity. Do you have a charity you’d like to nominate? The charity with the most votes will receive the proceeds.
Option 1: Original logo
Option 2: Deerstalker
Option 3: Print
Option 4: Sherlockian

Let me know your votes with a comment below, then visit the merch page, or click here to go direct to the store. Thank you for your support.