Monday, 3 November 2008

New Security and Forensic Concerns

Or Concerns of the Future...

The idea of a Memristor has been around for a long time, but they are only now starting to be built. HP's recent breakthroughs in this long touted technology will radically change the face of computing in the years to come and also allow Moore's law to continue as well as in accelerating the advance of storage and memory space.

Memristors combine several advantages of memory and disk based storage into a single unit. Basically, think of combining a flash hard drive and DRAM into one package.

Great, new tech, but how does this really impact forensics and security?

The answer is mind blowing when you think about it. Not only will the findimentals of computational theory change when long term and short term memory start to combine; but memory will become static.

What occurs when you pull the power cord on your computer now?

  • Now thinkwhat if the computer state remains the same (like a super-hybernate)
Think of memory forensics - this will be the norm as ALL storage will be memory.

We still have a few years - HP plans to offer these commercially by 2012 and some believe that these devices will replace the existing paradimes between 2014-2016. This may be a while, but things move quickly. Blink and say helo to tomorrow...

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