2021 Forensic 4:cast Awards – Results

The 2021 Forensic 4:cast Awards took place on Friday, July 23, 2021 as part of the SANS DFIR Summit. The nominees and winners are listed below:

DFIR Commercial Tool of the Year

  • Magnet Forensics
  • Cellebrite
  • Belkasoft

DFIR Blog of the Year

  • D20 Forensics
  • Cellebrite Ask the Expert
  • DFIR.ru

DFIR Book of the Year

  • Practical Mobile Forensics Fourth Edition
  • Applied Incident Response
  • Confluence of AI, Machine, and Deep Learning in Cyber Forensics (Advances in Digital Crime, Forensics, and Cyber Terrorism (ADCFCT))

DFIR Non-Commercial Tool of the Year

  • Kape
  • Autopsy
  • WinTriage

DFIR CTF / Challenge of the Year

  • Cellebrite
  • OpenSOC
  • Magnet Forensics

DFIR Show of the Year

  • Forensic Lunch
  • 13Cubed
  • Life has no Ctrl-Alt-Delete

DFIR Newcomer of the Year

  • Aniello Citarella
  • James Duffy
  • Jason Wilkins

DFIR Social Media Contributor of the Year

  • Ryan Benson
  • Jessica Hyde
  • Heather Mahalik

DFIR Article of the Year

  • How to use iOS Bluetooth connections to solve crimes – Goeckel & Mahalik
  • Generic Metadata Time Carving -Nordvik et al.
  • Are you sure you extract all the available Volume Serial Numbers (VSNs) that reside in the Windows 10 Event Log “Microsoft-Windows-Partition%4Diagnostic.evtx”? – Atropos4n6

DFIR Degree / Training Program of the Year

  • Cellebrite
  • SANS
  • Magnet Forensics

DFIR Mentor of the Year

  • Josh Brunty
  • Heather Mahalik
  • Jessica Hyde

DFIR Resource of the Year

  • This Week in 4n6
  • Digital Forensics Discord Server
  • About DFIR

DFIR Team of the Year

  • Belkasoft
  • Cellebrite
  • Magnet Forensics

Digital Forensic Investigator of the Year

  • Rohan Patil
  • Alexis Brignoni
  • Paul Lorentz

In addition to the awards, voted by you, we also appointed our second inductee into the DFIR Hall of Fame.: Jad Saliba of Magnet Forensics.

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