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Forensic 4:cast Awards 2016 – Results

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

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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Forensic 4:cast Awards 2015 – Results

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

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

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

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

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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Why You Should Take the SANS Mac Forensics Class

I had an experience a few months ago in which one of our cases required an out-of-state collection. The client didn’t want to pay travel expenses so they asked for a local forensics expert to image the system and then conduct the analysis. When he arrived on site he called the client and explained that…
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4:cast Awards 2014

We held the 4:cast Awards on Monday evening. The results can be found here: https://forensic4cast.com/forensic-4cast-awards/2014-results/ First of all I want to thank everyone for nominating and voting. It may take you a few minutes to do it, but it means the world to me and to everyone that is nominated. Second, I want to congratulate all…
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