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Friday, April 22, 2011

Digital Forensics Challenge: 10 Days Left to Collect Bonus Points

By John Ohab

Is it April 21st already?

DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge participants have until May 1st, 2011, to receive a 20 percent bonus points on all exercise submissions.

Bonus points are calculated based on your team’s grade for each exercise submission and the submission date. Any team’s initial submission is the FINAL submission for that specific Challenge. Check out the official 2011 DC3 Challenge rules for all the details.

According to a recent Digital Forensics Challenge Status Report, participation has jumped to 716 teams from 43 countries. The challenge has also added a significant group of sponsors and prizes this year.

The DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge is a public, online, and international Challenge held annually by the Department of Defense (DoD) Cyber Crime Center (DC3). The Challenge is a call to the digital forensics community to pioneer new investigative tools, techniques, and methodologies.

It encourages innovation from a broad range of individuals, teams, and institutions to provide technical solutions for computer forensic science examiners in the lab as well as in the field. The Challenge ends November 2, 2011!

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