Category: News

  • 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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: This year was closer than […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]