System Interrupt Me!

A blog by a Mac user

This blog covers topics such as:

  • Education & Training
  • Cloud Computing
  • Mac OS X

Recent Posts

The System Interrupt Me! blog is now built using Hugo and hosted using AWS Amplify. George Cushen’s Academic theme for Hugo is used to set the style, and the content is written using Markdown. Source control is provided using AWS CodeCommit.

This post describes how to create a Lubuntu-based virtual machine (VM) to be used when teaching of computer forensic analysis and investigation. The post discusses the background to the use of the VM, how the VM is created in VMware Fusion, and how Sleuthkit and other Linux-based utilities are installed. The post finishes with some suggestions on how the VM issued in class can be configured for the classroom teaching computers.

These instructions describe how to access Autopsy running on the FOR2014 Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance used for the FOR classroom exercises. This post describes:
1. How to configure Autopsy on an Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instance to use its default port from a specified remote host public IP address.
2. How to configure Autopsy on an AWS EC2 instance to use ssh Port Forwarding to authenticate the connection and encrypt the traffic between Autopsy and the remote host.

These instructions describe how to create an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance from a customized Amazon Machine Image (AMI) for the FOR classroom exercises. The instructions also provide information on setting up an ssh session to log into the instance once it is running.

In this post I describe how to create an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) from a customized Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance. The AMI allows software and data to be prepackaged and distributed to students for use in classroom exercises.