Wylie, Texas

Author: Lee Whitfield

We Didn’t Start DFIR

I started this back in April and hoped to have it finished for the 4:cast Awards last month. Sadly, life got in the way. This evening I had the time to finish it off. Hope you enjoy it. Lyrics below: Harlan Carvey, EnCase, Cellebrite, X-Ways Champlain, Huber, Exiftool, Ultradock 5 Sysinternals, Paraben, tools from Eric…
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2022 Forensic 4:cast Awards – Nominations are Open!

Wait, what? Didn’t the awards just finish like 3 days ago? Yes, yes they did. So why are we already seeing nominations for next year? I’m glad you asked… For the last 13 years, the Forensic 4:cast Awards has run in June/July BUT the awards are meant to be for work carried out from January…
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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…
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2021 Forensic 4:cast Awards – Voting is now OPEN

Its that time of year once more. The nominations have been counted and the top three in each category is now available for voting. Thanks for our, again, record-breaking number of nominations this year. I’d also like to thank those that wrote in for a new category, DFIR CTF/Challenge of the Year. I heard you…
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2021 Forensic 4:cast Awards – Nominations are OPEN

The nominations for the 2020 Forensic 4:cast Awards are now open! Please take the time to post your nominations at the link below and remember that we’re asking for nominations for work that was performed in 2020 only. Anything that has happened this year (2021) will wrap into next year’s awards. By following the link,…
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DFIR For Good

There is a hymn that we sing at church. The first line of the song alone is a message unto itself. “Because I have been given much, I too must give.” This is a message that I try to live up to. I know I’m not able to help everyone, but I can always do…
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Forensic 4:cast Awards 2020 – Video

On Friday July 17, 2020 the annual Forensic 4:cast Awards took place at the SANS DFIR Virtual Summit. The video for the awards can be found below.

Just Forensics, Mercifully

Last week I had the privilege of addressing the attendees of the 2020 SANS DFIR Summit. I spoke about the need to reach out and help those not as fortunate as ourselves. Please take 25 minutes to watch the presentation and then do something about it.

Yet another Shameless Plug

Yesterday I came to you with a request to buy and read my father’s book. It was 100% for charity and for your own edification. Today’s request is somewhat less altruistic. COVID-19 screwed up a lot of people’s plans. SANS moved from live, in-person classes to the “Live Online” format very quickly. So quickly and…
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Shameless Plug

I’ve been a digital forensic investigator for several years, I’ve been nominated to act as an expert witness as occasion permits. I’ve testified in court and stood up to some particularly rigorous questioning at times. This, I’m sure you’ve all heard before. What you may not know is that expert witness work is in my…
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