Category Archives: News

  • My New Company

    Posted on May 1, 2017 by Lee Whitfield in News.

    Hi everyone. I just wanted to make a minute to let you know that in addition to my working at SANS I’ve also set up a company so that I can keep doing the forensics work that I love. I will, of course, continue to post here when I have something to say. I’ll also […]

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  • Awards Nomination Closing Date and News

    Posted on March 12, 2017 by Lee Whitfield in News.

    A number of people have asked me about the closing date for the nominations for the Forensic 4:cast Awards. Well here it is: March 31, 2017 I will be accepting nominations as long as it is still March 31 somewhere in the world. I will then spend a couple of days tallying the nominations before […]

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  • Forensic 4:cast Awards 2016 – Results

    Posted on June 24, 2016 by Lee Whitfield in News.

    This year’s Forensic 4:cast Awards were held on Thursday June 23, 2016. The awards were at the SANS¬†DFIR Summit. A lot of the categories were EXTREMELY close. Congratulations to all the nominees, and especially to the winners The finalists for each category is listed below. The winners are highlighted in red. Computer Forensic Software of […]

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  • Ken Johnson

    Posted on April 6, 2016 by Lee Whitfield in News.

    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!

    Posted on March 30, 2016 by Lee Whitfield in News.

    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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  • Forensic 4:cast Awards 2015 – Results

    Posted on July 9, 2015 by Lee Whitfield in News.

    This year’s Forensic 4:cast Awards were held on Tuesday July 7, 2015. The awards were hosted, as always, by SANS at their DFIR Summit. We are grateful for their hosting of the awards and for everyone’s participation. This year we had over 10,000 votes, that is the most we’ve ever had for a single year […]

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  • Voting Closing Date

    Posted on May 29, 2015 by Lee Whitfield in News.

    Several people have pointed out that I’ve not included a deadline for the voting in the 2015 Forensic 4:cast Awards. It looks like everyone is anxious to know when the voting will be over so they can get every potential vote in. With that in mind I’m announcing that voting for the awards will close […]

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  • Human Cost

    Posted on April 9, 2015 by Lee Whitfield in News.

    As mentioned in yesterday’s post I’ll be presenting at the SANS DFIR Summit in Austin in July. My main presentation is entitled “The Human Cost”. It is a non-technical presentation discussing 1) how our mistakes potentially affect other people’s lives, and 2) how working with images of child sexual abuse affect the examiner. The latter […]

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  • See You At The Summit

    Posted on April 8, 2015 by Lee Whitfield in News.

    Have I ever mentioned that my favorite conference of the whole year is the SANS DFIR Summit? “Why is it my favorite?” I hear you ask. Here’s why: It is held in Austin, one of the coolest cities in the world. There’s so much to do. You can see live music at virtually any time […]

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  • Forensic 4:cast Awards 2015 – Nominations are Open

    Posted on January 8, 2015 by Lee Whitfield in News.

    Every year at the SANS DFIR Summit (held in Austin, Texas) the Forensic 4:cast Awards are held. These awards are meant to celebrate the achievements of those dedicated people in the field of digital forensics who labor tirelessly to bring us new tools and techniques that make our jobs and lives simpler and exciting. The […]

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