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MEDIA ALERT: Calling all Digital Forensic Experts and Incident Responders: Nominations for the Forensic 4:cast Awards to Close March 31st

  • Bethesda, MD
  • March 16, 2017

Nominations for the Forensic 4:cast awards, the only vendor-neutral, community-driven awards for digital forensics and incident response, will close March 31st. The awards will take place at the SANS DFIR Summit in Austin, TX.

  • Who: Digital Forensic Experts and Incident Responders

  • What: The Forensic 4:cast awards have been operating for nine years. The nominees and winners are chosen by those that work in the field and are representative of the field at large.

    To make a nomination, visit:

    For additional details on the Forensic 4:cast awards, visit:

  • When: Nominations close March 31st

  • Where: Winners will be announced at the 10th annual SANS Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) Summit and Training, June 22-29 in Austin, TX. The DFIR Summit is the most comprehensive DFIR event of the year, bringing together the most influential group of experts, the highest quality training, and the greatest industry networking opportunities in one place.

    For details on the SANS DFIR Summit, visit:

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