Golden G Richard III, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Science
University Research Professor
Director, Greater New Orleans Center for Information Assurance (GNOCIA)
GIAC/GCFA Gold Certified Digital Forensics Investigator
To download a copy of my CV, click here.
I offered a tutorial at ACSAC 2013 entitled "An Introduction to Reverse Engineering Malware". This is a (very) short version of my full semester course on reverse engineering malware (CSCI 4622), which is offered at the University of New Orleans roughly each year. The full course, as well as the much condensed tutorial, covers basic foundations of reverse engineering, as well as static and dynamic analysis techniques, handling complex malware with anti-analysis features, unpacking, etc.
I'm the PI on a new NSF EAGER grant (with Carl Weems and Irfan Ahmed) that explores the relationship between psychological traits and both "good" and "bad" cyber behavior. The grant is approximately $250K and we'll complete the work over 2014-2015. We're excited about the work and the chance for the Departments of Computer Science and Psychology to work together for the first time.
Our paper "Integrity Checking of Function Pointers in Kernel Pools via Virtual Machine Introspection" (co-authored with Irfan Ahmed, Aleks Zoranic, and Vassil Roussev) received the best paper award at the 2013 International Security Conference in Dallas, TX. The paper has also been invited to be presented at The Next Generation Malware Attacks and Defense Workshop (NGMAD) at ACSAC 2013.
In July 2014, I'll be offering a free, intensive, two week IA training program for high school teachers. This effort is funded by a recent grant through the CyberSTARS program (a collaboration between NSA and NSF). The training program will cover a number of aspects of computer security, including digital forensics, malware analysis, social engineering, reverse engineering, penetration testing, and secure software design.
I was recently invited by the local chapter of the IEEE to give a talk at Tulane on the foundations of digital forensics, privacy impacts, and current research efforts. The talk covered basic investigative methods, data leakage, live forensics analysis, some trends in both storage and computer architectures that have a serious impact on next-generation digital forensics tools. The technical level of the talk is intermediate. Click for a copy of the slides from the talk.
I gave the keynote address at the 1st International Workshop on Digital Forensics Curriculum Standards, held at UIUC in Urbana-Champaign, IL in 2013. My angle, as you might guess, is that digital forensics education (and practice, and research) needs to focus on deeper technical skills, more advanced and more accurate analysis, to deal with increasing volumes of data and the impact of malware. Click for a copy of the slides from the talk.
RE Tutorial at ACSAC
New NSF Grant
ISC 2013 Best Paper
New NSF/NSA Grant
Invited Talk at Tulane
DF Education Keynote