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Category: News

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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Forensic 4:cast Awards 2018 – Voting is Open

The nominations have been tallied (sorry for the lateness, life is very busy) and the nominees have been decided. They are as follows: Computer Forensics Software of the Year Magnet Axiom/IEF Belkasoft Evidence Center X-Ways Forensic Digital Forensic Blog of the Year Forensic Focus Blog Murphy’s Laws of Digital Forensics This Week in 4n6 Phone…
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Forensic 4:cast Awards 2018 – Nominations are Now Open

If you don’t know anything about the Forensic 4:cast Awards, where have you been for the past nine years? Every year we celebrate the achievements of digital forensic investigators around the world by giving awards to those that have been deemed as worthy by their peers. There is no advisory panel, no interference in the…
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My New Company

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

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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