StegAnalysis Investigations: Investigator Training

WetStone Technologies

Register Now // july 24 - 25

USA 2010 Weekend Training Session //July 24-25


The art of analyzing steganography within images, multimedia and in network protocols is considered a black art. As criminals communicate and conceal vital information in new Steganographic file systems, voice over internet protocol (VOIP) streams and in a host of multimedia carriers, it is vital and urgent that a cadre of trained experts exist to counter this threat. A deep understanding and analysis of images, multimedia files and network protocols along with clear understanding of the known methods of data hiding are essential in order to participate in this analysis.

During this 2 day advanced class, students will participate in hands on experiments with stego’d images, multimedia files, advanced network protocols and Steganographic file systems. Detailed analytical and jamming methods will be utilized to both discover and disrupt Steganographic operations. Analysis of Steganographic file systems, streaming steganography and Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) based steganography will be covered. A host of both open source and proprietary technologies will be utilized and all students will receive licensed copies of all software tools utilized in the class.

Teaching Methods:

WetStone has created a unique virtualized cyber-safe environment where investigators and analysts can experiment with advanced steganography applications and investigative technologies.

This unique real time environment provides investigators with direct access and experience with both steganography and encryption based data hiding tools, and the required toolset to investigate such applications in in the wild.

  • StegAnalysis methods for Images, file systems, multimedia and network protocols.
  • Investigative skill set to tackle the most challenging detection, analysis and cracking of steganographic content.

Who Should Attend:

  • Forensic Investigators
  • Defense, Intelligence and Law Enforcement analysts
  • Researchers
  • Scientists


Chet Hosmer is the Sr. Vice President and Chief Scientist of WetStone Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Allen Corporation of America. Chet is the founder of WetStone Technologies, Inc. He has over 30 years of experience in developing high technology software and hardware products, and during the last 15 years, has focused on research and development of information security technologies, with specialty areas including: trusted time, biometric liveness, data exfiltration, malicious code and steganography and watermarking, cyber forensics and intrusion detection and response.

During the past 11 years Mr. Hosmer has successfully served as the principal investigator on over 30 cyber security funded research efforts. Theses efforts have been sponsored by AFRL, DARPA, OSD, ARL and the National Institute of Justice.

Mr. Hosmer is a member of the IEEE, ACM, HTCIA and InfraGard and he is on the editorial boards of several digital forensic and cyber security journals. He holds a B.S. Degree in Computer Science from Syracuse University where he is also an adjunct professor; he is also a visitingEconomic Crime Investigation Program.

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