Welcome to Python Nation, a podcast dedicated to the Python programming language and focused on Digital Forensics & Cybersecurity.
Using the power of Python requires a new way of thinking about and approaching script development. For example, in each episode we will apply Python to a specific challenge problem. This applied learning method provides a productive and easy on-ramp that will yield immediate results. Along the way you will learn how to apply Python to a wide range of practical applications.
In Episode two of the series, we utilize PowerShell CmdLets to identify potential files of interest, in this example a set of jpeg files. PowerShell then launches a Python script and passes the path of each identified target photo. Python then processes and extracts EXIF data from each image and provides a table of results back to the PowerShell script.
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Meet The Host
Chet Hosmer is the Founder of Python Forensics, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on the collaborative development of open source investigative technologies utilizing Python and other popular scripting languages. Chet has been researching and developing technologies and trainings surrounding forensics, digital investigation and steganography for multiple decades. He has made numerous appearances to discuss emerging cyber threats, including interviews on National Public Radio’s Kojo Nnamdi show, ABC’s Primetime Thursday, and ABC News Australia. He has also been a frequent contributor to technical and news stories relating to cyber security and forensics with the IEEE, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Government Computer News, Salon.com and Wired Magazine.
Chet has currently authored seven books which are used in classrooms worldwide. They are: PowerShell and Python Together – Targeting Digital Investigations; Defending IoT Infrastructures with a Raspberry Pi; Passive Python Network Mapping; Python Forensics; Integrating Python with Leading Computer Forensic Platforms; Data Hiding which is co/authored with Mike Raggo; and Executing Windows Command Line Investigation, which is co/authored with Joshua Bartolomie and Ms. Rosanne Pelli.
Chet serves as a visiting professor at Utica College in Upstate NY, in the Cybersecurity Graduate program where his research and teaching focus on advanced steganography/data hiding methods, along with the latest active cyber defense methods and techniques. Chet is also an adjunct professor at Champlain College in VT, where his research and teaching focus on applying Python and other scripting languages to solve challenging problems in digital investigation and forensics.
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