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Friday, August 19, 2011

DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge Update

By Carla Voorhees

Carla Voorhees is a web strategist at the Defense Media Activity.

The Digital Forensics Challenge ends on November 2nd, 2011!

The DOD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) is sponsoring their annual Digital Forensics Challenge, and if you submit your solutions by Oct. 2, you’ll receive a 5 percent bonus to your total points score. If you can’t make the October deadline, no worries; just make sure to have your solutions in by Nov. 2.

The challenge is open to individuals or teams of up to four people, and is scored based on total points accumulated. There are 23 individual scenario-based, progressive-level exercises to work though with tasks like “windows registry analysis” on the easy end, and “encrypted drive recover” on the hard end. There are some great prizes available including trips to the 2012 DOD Cyber Crime Conference, the Hacker Halted Conference, courseware, memberships to professional organizations and Dell Streak 7 tablets.
DC3 is sponsoring these exercises as a call to the digital forensics community to pioneer new investigative tools, techniques, and methodologies.

You can find out more about the challenge, sponsors, eligibility requirements, prizes, and team affiliations at the DC3 Challenge website.

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