Where the ART OF THE POSSIBLE is transformed into the SCIENCE OF THE PROBABLE
A NON-PROFIT CORPORATION
Digital Forensics traditional definition is the application of science for a legal system. In today's net centric environment the Digital Forensics discipline has expanded beyond the law enforcement community to include every individual, business, and college and university. The growing need for cyberhunters and digital detectives to determine the who, what, when, where, why and how to every event to determine if it is benign or malicious. At the strategic level Digital Forensics is essential to assessing the viability of today’s networks.
The majority of the focus has been on cybersecurity defense. Prevent the compromise. After an even the priority and focus has been on remediation. Today, that is not enough. Victims must determine what happened, how it happened, who did it, what was their objective/motive, was it an insider or outsider, do they still have access, and did they change the data/information. Today organization demand and deserve to proactively manage and lead their organizations with assurance of the veracity and accessibility of information so critical to their day-to-day operations as well as their strategic objectives.
Digital Forensics Consortium (DFC) has been formulated to leverage the vast intellect of their Strategic Advisory Board (SAB) comprised of industry experts to mature and invest in the future of this critical capability. Through the US Digital Forensics Challenge the DFC will inspire and invest in academia, industry and the Science, Technology, Engineering, Scientific (STEM) community to quickly evolving current standards vital to providing reliable, accessible and trusted networks.
The organization's objective is to support the national defense, economic competitiveness, and improving the workforce by conducting such educational, outreach, and research activities which support cyber security of the United States. These activities may include, but are not limited to the formation and operation of a cyber-security competition, educational seminars, workshops, and intellectual cultivation of digital forensics capabilities.
To develop an expert Digital Forensics workforce to meet the nation's growing demand to support public safety, national and economic security