Since CDFS’ formal launch in August 2011, we have formed four committees to work on issues directly affecting the worldwide digital forensics community. Those committees include:
The Advocacy Committee
Led by committee chair Donald Mason and board representatives Christopher Kelly and Toby Finnie, the Advocacy Committee is working to address issues such as state legislative efforts to mandate private investigator licensing for digital forensic examiners. The Advocacy Committee will also develop educational materials about digital forensics for judges and prosecutors.
The Ethics Committee
Led by committee chair Gregg Gunsch and board representatives Troy Larson and Gary Kessler, the Ethics Committee has been putting together an internal code of ethics for CDFS members. Currently, the responsible subcommittee has completed a draft document, which will next be submitted to the Ethics Committee at large and the CDFS Board of Directors this month. Following their approval, the draft will make its way to the CDFS membership.
The Ethics Committee has also been actively gathering information about different existing codes of ethics that currently are in use in the digital forensics community.
The Standards Committee
Led by committee chair Pavel Gladyshev and board representatives Bill Crane and Eoghan Casey, the Standards Committee is working on a gap analysis project regarding current licensing, ethical, and other standards in digital forensics. As part of that process and in partnership with new organizational member KPMG, they are collecting information about standards initiatives across the globe.
The Outreach Committee
Led by committee chair Christa Miller and board representative Cindy Murphy, the Outreach Committee has been working on CDFS’ communications needs, including social networking, this blog, the website, press releases, and other outreach functions. As other committees begin to generate work product, we’ll share the results here and elsewhere. We plan to try to post information weekly, so please subscribe.
If you have an interest in volunteering to assist in the important work being done by CDFS committees, please consider joining and volunteering! More information on how to join can be found on the CDFS Membership Page.