Wednesday, January 18, 2012

2012 Forensic 4cast DFIR Awards

The 2012 Forensic 4cast Digital Forensic Award Nominations are now open. Submit your nominations here. Nominations are for 2011 and the awards ceremony will be at the SANS Forensic Summit (June 26th & June 27th) in Austin, TX, presented by the British Texan and lethal forensicator, Lee Whitfield.
The awards started in 2009. In case you missed the first annual Forensic 4cast awards, you can watch it here or directly on uStream. As you can see the awards have come a long way, and have really evolved into a digital forensic community driven event. Lee is even required to wear pants when presenting the awards at the LIVE event, unlike the first awards ceremony! So, calling all digital forensic professionals to cast those nominations!
Once the nomination process is complete, the nominees will be posted on the Forensic 4cast website, where voting will commence leading up to the Forensic Summit. If you are deciding what you can do to give back to the digital forensics community, this is your calling! I am showing my support, just as Eric Huber's A Fistful of Dongles blog did, by nominating Kristinn Gudjonsson (Digital Forensic Examiner of the Year) and Log2Timeline (Computer Forensic Software Tool of the Year). Remember, the Forensic 4cast Awards are a community driven event. The nominees and winners are chosen by the community. Cast your nomination and tell a friend!

The categories are:

  •  Digital Forensic Blog of the Year
  •  Digital Forensic Article of the Year
  •  Digital Forensic Book of the Year
  •  Digital Forensic Podcast of the Year
  •  Computer Forensic Hardware Tool of the Year
  •  Computer Forensic Software Tool of the Year (Log2timeline)
  •  Phone Forensic Hardware Tool of the Year
  •  Phone Forensic Software Tool of the Year
  •  Digital Forensic Examiner of the Year (Kristinn Gudjonsson)
  •  Digital Forensic Organization of the Year

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