Pavel Gladyshev

Dr. Pavel Gladyshev is a lecturer at the University College Dublin (Ireland), where he is directing MSc programme in Forensic Computing and Cybercrime Investigation. Dr. Gladyshev holds a PhD in the field of Digital Forensics and is one of the founders of the state machine theory of digital forensic analysis. His current research interests focus on forensic analysis of IT cloud environments, open source hardware solutions for digital forensics, automated malware forensics, and related areas. Dr. Gladyshev has been working with the law enforcement since 1998 when he designed the first training course in cybercrime investigation for the Irish national police service. Prior to joining the university Dr. Gladyshev worked as an IT forensics analyst at the Dublin practice of Ernst & Young and he is still actively working as a consultant in criminal and civil investigations. Dr. Gladyshev serves on the INTERPOL steering committee on IT Crime. He is a member of the steering committee of ICST International Conference on Digital Forensics and Cyber crime (ICDF2C) and a member of editorial boards of several journals and conferences including Elsevier's Digital Investigation journal. In March 2012, Dr. Gladyshev was elected the Chair of the Standards Committee of the Consortium of Digital Forensic Specialists (CDFS).

Aug 292021
Introduction to CS and IT for Digital Forensics Professionals

Project LEADER concludes its 8-week training course: Foundations of Computer Science& Info Technology. Covering aspects of forensic analysis of digital devices to enhance #DigitalForensics #Capabilities Our thanks to instructors @ucddublin & our INTERPOL MC participants. — INTERPOL Training (@INTERPOL_CBT) August 27, 2021 I am delighted to say that we (DigitalFIRE) have just completed a […]

Jul 112019
Dr. Pavel Gladyshev speaks about digital forensics on Channel News Asia

Last week DFIRE participated in Inteprol World 2019 in Singapore. It was a great event with a truly global reach focusing on connecting international police forces for a safe World, and promoting enchanted cooperation between law enforcement, academia, and private sector.  Unlike the previous Interpol World 2017, the bulk of discussion was organised into so-called […]

Mar 312017
DFIRE Forensic Prolog

Introduction Digital forensic examiners rely on software tools to analyze digital evidence and answer investigative questions. Although the ability to create custom software is not required in every investigation, it is important to be able to automate repetitive processing tasks. A variety of general-purpose programming languages is used for that purpose ranging from C and Bash scripting, […]

Apr 102015
Dr. Pavel Gladyshev speaks about digital forensics on RTE Prime Time

Digital forensic evidence played a vital role in the recent conviction of Graham Dwyer for the murder of Elaine O’Hara. Detectives and staff of An Garda Siochana and its Cyber Crime Investigation Unit played a vital role in the investigation. Many of them have studied digital forensics and cybercrime investigation at University College Dublin. Dr. […]

Feb 192013
Lectures in Mathematics for Digital Forensic Researchers

Digital forensics is a very practical discipline that addresses the needs of every day investigations. Whether deleted data needs to be recovered or the suspect’s  photographs need to be attributed to the suspect’s photo camera – forensic analyst has to do whatever it takes to advance the investigation. There is rarely any time to think […]

Oct 042012
Some Pitfalls of Interpreting Forensic Artifacts in Windows Registry

This post is on behalf of one of our students, Ms. Jacky Fox. Given below is the archive that contains her MSc dissertation and the Bash scripts she wrote to extract and correlate Windows registry artifacts. During her research she discovered that recent versions of Microsoft Windows introduced subtle changes to forensic interpretation of Windows […]

Oct 032012
InfoSecurity Russia 2012: Digital Forensics, Cloud Computing, Future of Cybercrime Investigation

Last week Joshua and I gave invited talk about digital forensics at InfoSecurity Russia 2012. The slides of the talk are here: Slides of DigitalFIRE Talk at InfoSecurity Russia 2012 Our talk explored the issues of digital forensics in the cloud environment. The first part of the talk introduced the concepts of cyber crime investigations and the challenges […]