Dr. Deborah Frincke


Dr. Frincke leads the Research Directorate of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS). It is the largest “in-house” research organization in the U.S. Intelligence Community. It is tasked with creating critical breakthroughs in mathematics, science, and engineering, which support and enable the NSA/CSS to perform its Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), Information Assurance, and Cyber Defense missions.She is a member of the Agency’s Board of Directors and serve as the NSA Science Advisor and Innovation Champion. Under her guidance, the Research Directorate operates collaborative as wells as government-only facilities that are world-class in fields as diverse as mathematics, computer science, cybersecurity/trustworthy computing, engineering, physics, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and linguistics. The organization engages with leading industries, universities, and national laboratories to both advance core competencies and to leverage work in overlapping disciplines.



Golden G. Richard III

Title: Memory Forensics: Who Wants to Retire, Anyway?

In the past 15 years, memory forensics capabilities have dramatically improved, as researchers developed and refined frameworks that offer deep insight into operating system and application activities. These capabilities support malware detection and analysis, reverse engineering, incident response, exploit development, and more.  Despite these advances, much remains to be done, and for researchers, that’s fantastic news. This talk briefly surveys the history and current state of the art in memory forensics and then discusses a a number of near and long term research challenges, including better tool efficiency, more attention to userland artifacts, issues with specific operating systems like Window 10 (and beyond) and BSD, automation, and separate memory spaces.