Category: News

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 4:cast Awards 2014

    We held the 4:cast Awards on Monday evening. The results can be found here: 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 […]

  • Awards Update – DEADLINE CHANGE

    I’m happy to report that this year we have seen the largest number of votes in the history of the awards. You guys are all obviously very passionate about the resources you use on a daily basis. I will be traveling and giving testimony the week before the awards so I won’t have time to […]

  • 2014 Forensic 4:cast Awards – Meet the Nominees

    The nominations have been tallied and the voting is open for the 2014 Forensic 4cast Awards. But what do you know about the nominees? Why should you vote for them? What great feats have they accomplished in the last year? I’m glad you asked… Quotes from submissions are used where appropriate. Remember to vote here: […]

  • 2014 Forensic 4:cast Awards – Voting is Open

    The nominations have been counted and it is now time to unveil the nominees for the 2014 Forensic 4:cast Awards. As always competition is fierce and many people/products/companies were nominated but only the top three in each category make it through for voting so congratulations to those that have made it this far. It shows […]

  • UK Bound Once Again

    As a few of you will be aware I’ve been having some legal issues as of late. It seems as if there are people in the US that simply don’t want me here. As an immigrant to the US each person has the option of applying for citizenship. When you can do this depends on […]

  • 4:cast Awards 2014 – Nominations

    It is difficult to believe that it has been a year since the last set of nominations rolled around or that it has been nearly 7 months since the 2013 awards were held. Let me first say a huge “thank-you” to everyone that has supported the awards in one way or another. From the people […]