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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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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.

Forensic 4:cast Awards 2020 – Voting is Now Open

Greeting all, what an interesting 2020 we’ve had so far. I trust that you and your family are well and safe. The nominees have been counted and I’m very proud to announce the voting for the 2020 Forensic 4:cast Awards is now open. Please take the time to post your votes for your favorites. Also,…
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Forensic 4:cast Awards 2019 – Voting is Now Open

Hello everyone. It’s that magical time of the year once more. The nominations have been counted and the final, privileged few have made it to the voting round. Few of things I need to address: I dropped a category. Very few nominations were cast in the Threat Intel category, so I decided to let that…
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Forensic 4:cast Awards 2019 – Nominations are Open

I’m pleased to announce that the nominations for the 2019 Forensic 4:cast Awards are now open! I’ve been playing with some of the categories. Some have been merged, new categories have been included, and some of the voting methods have changed. Please see below for the updated categories. Note that awards will be announced at…
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Changes to the Forensic 4:cast Awards

In June we held the tenth annual Forensic 4:cast Awards. This also signaled the ninth year of us holding the awards at the SANS DFIR Summit. After the awards in June I felt somewhat discouraged that many of the awards went unclaimed. I asked for suggestions on how to best improve the awards (see here: https://forensic4cast.com/2018/06/future-of-the-forensic-4cast-awards/).…
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Future of the Forensic 4:cast Awards

Fear cripples us. It stops us from making decisions, leaving us in limbo. I have fears about the Forensic 4:cast Awards and, after 10 years of the awards, I’m ready to tackle those fears and improve them. I’m sure that SANS will release the video of the awards in due time and, when it does,…
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