Wednesday, May 4, 2011

2011 Forensic 4cast Awards

Lee Whitfield has tabulated the nominations and posted the official ballot for the 2011 Forensic 4cast Awards. You can find the ballot here and the results will be announced at the 2011 SANS Forensics Summit in Austin.

A Fistful of Dongles was nominated for Best Digital Forensic Blog which is both surprising and humbling. Thank you very much to those who took the time to nominate the blog for this award. This blog has been a tremendous amount of fun to do and it’s flattering that others find it useful. Good luck to all of the nominees!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

SANS@Night at SANS New Jersey 2011

A benefit of attending major SANS conferences like the annual SANSFIRE and Network Security training events is the opportunity to attend the various SANS@Night presentations in the evenings. Students can also experience this with some of the smaller SANS training events through a program that SANS calls “Community of Interest in Network Security” (COINS). One such event will be held during SANS New Jersey 2011.

Andrea Hogan at SANS has asked me to pass along this information to those who might be interested in attending.
SANS invites you to be our guest for our COINS (Community of Interest in Network Security) SANS@Night event in Morristown, NJ on Thursday, May 12th.
Join us for an informative presentation where you will get the opportunity to mingle with other members of your local security community and SANS attendees.  SANS will provide complimentary snacks and beverages.
Yori Kvitchko will deliver his exciting presentation, “Staying Ahead of the Storm: An InfosSec Forecast”.
There is no cost to attend this event, but we do need you to register at:
Complimentary SANS@Night Event Details
Date:                 Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time:                 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Location:          Hyatt Morristown at Headquarters Plaza
Morristown, NJ, USA 07960
Seating is limited so RSVP today at: (
For more information on the reception or our training events please contact me at
Andrea has also told me that Bonnie Diehl will also be at this event and will be providing an overview of the SANS Technology Institute. I’ll be at this event and I look forward to being able to potentially meet some of the readers of the blog in person.