Wednesday, April 4, 2012

2012 Forensic 4Cast Awards Ballot Is Out

Lee Whitfield has announced the nominees for the annual Forensic 4Cast Awards. We have a exceptional list of nominees to choose from this year and I am very excited to see so many deserving people recognized through the nomination process. It also turns out that this blog was nominated for Best Digital Forensics Blog of the Year. This is deeply humbling for me and I am very grateful for all of those who were kind enough to nominate the blog. You can cast your votes here. Nominated along with me were the amazing Girl, Unallocated and Journey Into Incident Response blogs. I am a big fan of both of these blogs and I’m very happy to see that they are getting the recognition they deserve. Now I have the unenviable task of figuring out which one to actually vote for on my own ballot.


Speaking of digital forensics blogs, I want to draw your attention to one that could very well be on the 2013 Forensic 4Cast Award ballot. Believe it or not, this is the blog of someone who wants to break into the digital forensics world rather than someone who is already working in it. Cheeky wishes to remain under his nom de cyber in public for the present time, but if you are looking for a very talented entry level digital forensics person in Australia, you should reach out to him through the email address on his blog before someone else snaps him up.

Flatteringly enough, Cheeky also reads the blog and, like many others, has become a fan of Jet the Border Collie. Cheeky is something of an artist and was kind enough to send over this picture that I just had to put up on the blog with his permission.



And in even more forensic blogging news, Steve Miller over at the Digitalminutiae Blog was nice enough point out this awesome Border Collie authored commentary over at The Onion. Steve also wrote a blog post in response to one of my Border Collie themed presentations earlier this year.

Paul D. Ceglia v. Mark Elliot Zuckerberg, Individually,
and Facebook, Inc.

I recently discovered a Wired article on this case while reading Jamie Levy’s Google+ feed. The article includes a link to a Stroz Friedburg digital forensics analysis report relating to this case. I haven’t had a chance to read through the report, but it looks like interesting reading especially for those who haven’t seen this sort of report before.

1 comment:

  1. Two things.

    First, I would like a Border Collie. Seriously. I am in the market for a puppy.

    Second, and this is also serious, I am looking for a good Windows forensics person to work with me and my team in incident response. We monitor, assess, and respond to computer security issues across a global network. The job would be you know where in Washington State.