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As Promised

Every year. Every damned year. Well, these people caught me on a morning when I feel unwell and decidedly curmudgeonly. So here’s their email and my reply. This is Helena from Compelson, the creators of MobilEdit. Hello Lee, Unfortunately we didn’t receive any invitation from you, that is time to vote… Any chance we could…
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Ken Johnson

I considered writing this on Facebook but, then, the audience would be somewhat limited. Occasionally I write personal things here but today is a mix of both professional and personal. This is Ken Johnson. You may also know him as @Patories on Twitter. On Monday evening Ken was in the Milwaukee area on Business with…
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2016 Forensic 4:cast Awards – Voting is now open!

The nominations are in and counted. The nominees for the 2016 Forensic 4:cast Awards are not available for voting. Please note that voting will close at the end of the day on June 5, 2016. Any votes cast after this time will not be counted. Votes can be placed here: https://forensic4cast.com/forensic-4cast-awards/ This year was closer than…
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Nominations Closing Soon

Get your nominations in quickly because this Sunday is the last day to voice your opinion on who should be included in the voting portion for the 2016 Forensic 4:cast Awards. Thanks to everyone that has posted a nomination thus far, except, of course, for you, Kyle Rhodes. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU DID! Early next…
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2016 Forensic 4:cast Awards – Nominations are Open

Nominations are open for the 2016 Forensic 4:cast Awards. Did someone or something stick out to you as being particularly great in the field of digital forensics in 2015? Were you dazzled by some software that helped you through a difficult case? If so, here is the place to thank them. You can post your…
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The Human Cost

The US Cybercrime Conference was cancelled last week. My personal feelings about their timing aside, I’ve decided to go ahead and publish my presentation for anyone to watch.

Lessons from the SANS #DFIRSummit 2015

Last week I had the opportunity to go to the SANS DFIR Summit in Austin, TX. I go to this event every year because a) the high quality of the speakers and the presentations, and b) the size of the conference makes it comfortable and intimate. This year felt like the best year yet. Every…
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Comey Island

FBI director, James Comey has recently been testifying before various Senate committees that encryption should be significantly weakened so that we can battle terrorist threats. Well, that isn’t exactly what he’s saying, at least not according to him, it just happens to be the eventual outcome of what he’s asking. Across the Atlantic the UK Prime…
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Digital Forensics vs. Data Extraction

After a year of open submissions for future editions of the Forensic 4:mag I’ve decided to give up and move on. Before I do, however, I wanted to post this article submission by Patrick Siewert. Originally he submitted this for printing in the next issue but has agreed to allow me to publish it here instead.…
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Awards Badges

Last year I had a request to create an awards badge that people could use on their website, email signature, etc. I created a single one that just said “winner” at the top. This year I’ve gone further and created a badge for each category. If you’re a winner in this year’s awards then please…
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