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Brand New for 2014 – a SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) themed training conference — dē-‘fәr-‘kän / DFIRCON 2014. The All Forensics Training Event

This unique Digital Forensics and Incident Response (DFIR) event brings our most popular forensics courses, instructors, and bonus seminars together in one place…

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Free Two-Day BlackBag BBT-320 Tool Training

BlackBag will be providing its BBT-320 Tool Training for free in a number of cities. Unfortunately, the next session being held in Portland, OR on January 29, 2014 is full, but there are other sessions being presented in Orange, CA, Newark, NJ, Kansas City, MO, and Herndon, VA in…

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SANS SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style

SANS Institute will be offering SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style at the Courtyard Sacramento Midtown on February 3rd-8th, 2014.
SEC401’s focus is to teach individuals the essential skills and techniques needed to protect and secure an organization’s critical information assets and business systems.

Join us in Sacramento…

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iPhone Forensics – What You Need to Know

Article written by HTCIA member David Shelton of Advanced Technology Investigators, LLC and published in issue 16 (October 2013) of eForensics Magazine.
One of the more popular cell phones to attempt a forensic examination on is the Apple iPhone. The iPhone is a smart phone made by Apple. The Apple…

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New HTCIA Listserv Coming in December

We will be launching our new Listserv in December 2013. As many of you know, our members-only Listserv is a very popular information sharing tool. We have been piloting a new solution that offers many new features including:

Great platform stability – the new Listserv is a supported with regular…

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Art Bowker Awarded the 2013 the Great Lakes Region Thomas E. Gahl Award

Art Bowker, former IEC President and lifetime member of HTCIA has been named the recipient of the 2013 the Great Lakes Region Thomas E. Gahl, Line Officer of the Year Award by the Federal Probation and Pretrial Officers Association. The award recognizes & honors Federal Probations/Pretrial Officers, who make…

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Launch of New Chapter Websites

We would like to congratulate the successful launch of our first two new HTCIA Chapter websites under the Chapter Website Pilot Project.
The Silicon Valley Chapter and the Connecticut Chapters have launched their new sites using the HTCIA template and shared site services program.

HTCIA Silicon Valley Chapter


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AccessData Digital Forensics Endowment Program

AccessData Group Inc. is launching the first of its kind Digital Forensics Endowment Program to support and assist in alleviating an array of digital forensics investigation requirements and challenges facing US state and local law enforcement agencies. This will be accomplished by awarding two US State and Local Law Enforcement…

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Chapter of the Year Award

It is with great pleasure that we announce that the 2013 Chapter of the Year is the Silicon Valley Chapter! The HTCIA would like to highlight the chapter’s outstanding efforts this year with regard to member retention and recruitment and overall outreach on behalf of HTCIA.
Please join us…

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2013 HTCIA Case of the Year Award Recipient

We are pleased to announce the 2013 HTCIA Case of the Year Award recipients:
Raul Mejias, HTCIA Member, Computer Forensic Examiner, Riverside County District Attorney’s Office and Special Agent Stephen Crist, Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The case of the year involved a rare circumstance in which high tech crime…

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