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Presented by: Dr. Nasir Memon
Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Polytechnic Institute of New York University
Tutorial Title: Advances in Digital Image Forensics

Tutorial Description

Given the ease by which digital images can be created, altered, and manipulated with no obvious traces, digital image forensics has emerged as a research field with important implications for ensuring digital image credibility. This tutorial will provide an overview of recent developments in the field, focusing on three problems. First, collecting image evidence and reconstructing them from fragments with or without missing pieces. This involves sophisticated file carving technology. Second, attributing the image to a source, be it a camera, a scanner, or a graphically generated picture. The process entails associating the image with a class of sources with common characteristics (device model) or matching the image to an individual source device, for example a specific camera. Third, attesting to the integrity of image data. This involves image forgery detection to determine whether an image has undergone modification or processing after being initially captured.

Nasir Memon Bio

Prof. Nasir Memon is in the Computer Science Department at Polytechnic Institute of New York University where he is also Director of the Information Systems and Internet Security (ISIS) Laboratory. Memon's research interests cover digital forensics, data compression, computer and network security and multimedia computing and security. The author of more than 200 articles in journals and conference proceedings, he holds four patents in image compression and security with six more pending application. Memon is recipient of the NSF Career and the Jacobs Excellence in Education Awards and more than $10 million in education and research grants. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Information Security and Forensics and has been an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Image Processing, Journal of Electronic Imaging, ACM Multimedia Systems Journal, LNCS Transaction on Data Hiding, IEEE Security and Privacy Magazine, IEEE Signal Processing Magazine and International Journal on Network Security. Memon is co-founder of Digital Assembly ( and Vivic Networks (, two early stage start-ups in Polytechnic's technology incubator. Memon received his B.E .in Chemical Engineering and M.S .in Mathematics from BITS, Pilani, India. His M.S and Ph.D. in Computer Science are from the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.


Presented by: Bhadran V K
Resource Center for Cyber Forensics, India
Tutorial Title: Network Forensics

Tutorial on network forensics

This tutorial is to introduce the participants to the world of network forensics through deliberations on the current cyber crime scenario, network forensics procedure, understanding network protocols, methods of network forensics analysis especially capturing and analysis of network traffic, and log analysis. Course material and free and academic versions of the tools will be given to the participants. The topics in this tutorial will include:

  • Cyber Crimes - current scenario
  • Introduction to network forensics
  • Understanding network protocols
  • Capturing and analyzing network traffic
  • Introduction to log analysis

Bhadran VK Bio

Bhadran V K is Director, Resource Centre for Cyber Forensics at the Centre for Development of Advance Computing, an autonomous institution of the Indian government undertaking application oriented research in Electronics and ICT. Resource Centre for Cyber Forensics is the premier organization in India conducting research and development activities in Cyber Forensics and related areas. The Centre has developed various kinds of Cyber Forensic Tools for disk forensics, network forensics and device forensics. The Centre has a state-of-the-art cyber crime analysis facility and also provides training for law enforcement agencies in India.

Bhadran has been pivotal in establishing the Resource Centre for Cyber Forensics and is currently leading the development activities in network forensics and working on developing an Enterprise Forensics System with advanced capabilities for policy based monitoring and mitigation of malicious activities emanating inside the organization and external threats based on a layered approach "TEAMS - Transparent Enterprise Activity Monitoring Solution".

He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of ICT and a strong background in Artificial Intelligence areas Expert Systems, Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Natural Language Processing Systems, Machine Translation and Robotics.

He is faculty for Network Forensics at various training programs for law enforcement, defense, and corporate organizations. He has spoken ay various seminars across India on network forensics and network security and is a regular guest speaker on Cyber Crimes, Network Forensic and Network Security at various Engineering Colleges including the Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, MHOW, India. Bhadran has also participated in other international network forensic workshops where he trained in South East Asian countries, and Mauritius.

Bhadran has also acquired training in Information Security, Incident Handling and Cyber Forensics at the CERT-Coordination Centre, Carnegie Mellon University, USA and Hacker Techniques and Exploits by the SANS Institute. Bhadran is also the recipient of the Dr. Vasudev Award for the year 2002 for physical sciences constituted by the State Committee on Science, Technology and Environment, Govt. of Kerala.

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