Speaking of community, David Kovar wrote a great blog post to his blog, called "Fragmentation of the digital forensics community". Jonathan Krause delivered a response on his blog to David's post, which is also a good read. David discusses his viewpoints and divisive things we continue to do to fragment our community. David Sullivan also blogged about Belonging and Community; Harlan also discusses community in his blog.
Are you on Twitter? Twitter seems to be where it is happening these days. I remember when our little forensic twitter community was just made up of a few folks, most of whom I knew through Twitter and had the pleasure of meeting during a SANS Conference in Chi-town (you know who you are). Now the #DFIR twitter forensic community has really grown and brought DF practitioners together, using Twitter as a networking and communication tool. #DFIR is the official hash tag the digital forensic community is using on Twitter. Join in the conversation!
April Fool's Day
Lee Whitfield with Forensic 4cast calls it quits to join Mark McKinnon in tag team wresting. Lee Whitfield is The Blue Dongle! Of course, Douglas Brush with The Digital Forensics Group, completed some spring cleaning with his Disk Images blog post.
- The Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB) elected new officers. I attended a breakout session on DFCB during the 2010 WACCI Conference, which I blogged about here. Is DFCB the answer? We haven't heard much from DFCB. On the subject of certification, fellow friend/blogger/lethal forensicator, Eric Huber blogged about certification and accreditation (checkout comments).
- Harlan delivered More Links blog post just a few days ago and as always shared a plethora of DF/IR info, including Kyrus Technology's Carbon Black, registry stuff, etc.
- Richard Bejtlich wrote an awesome blog post (All Reading Is Not Equal or Fast) that I must mention because it's a blueprint for reading and reviewing DF/IR related books. As someone who is just starting to complete book reviews, I took a lot of information away from this post and it's a must read. Bejtlich also just posted Answering Questions on Reading Tips, which was in response to the original post.
- SANS Digital Forensic Case Leads: The Blue Dongle delivered my Mark McKinnon.
- E01's & SIFT: A Forbidden Love Affair posted by Tom Yarrish to his RAMSlack blog. (Good to see you blogging, Tom).