Aggregates

In this section, you will find a list of websites which purposefully collate a wide variety of information about the field of DFIR, resulting in very helpful all-in-one resources and providing an excellent starting point for newcomers and professionals.

It is highly recommended that readers visit these resources on a regular basis as they are often updated with the latest information.

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AboutDFIR

Resource link:    http://aboutdfir.com/

This resource is described as a compendium for information relating to the field of Digital Forensics and Incident Response and was created by Devon Ackerman. Like other aggregate resources in this section, AboutDFIR comprises of information such as; articles, blogs, journals and papers. In addition, the resource also provides a wealth of information about DFIR education, training and careers.

AboutDFIR provides DFIR practitioners with an excellent resource with which to learn more about a particular aspect of the profession, and even supplies a unique avenue for individuals to submit their own research or to collaborate with another on a chosen topic.

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DFIR Training

Resource link:    https://www.dfir.training/

A specialised website maintained by Brett Shavers, this resource comprises an expansive collection of information focused primarily on Digital Forensics and Incident Response. This resource is easy to navigate and offers many unique features, such as; a tool database with hundreds of catalogued items, a forensic artifact database and even a social platform.

DFIR training is a resource that every forensic professional should be familiar with and like others on this list, provides a great starting point for newcomers to learn more about the profession, while at the same time acting as a great reference for professionals.

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ForensicFocus

Resource link:    https://www.forensicfocus.com

Another excellent collective resource aimed at digital forensic and e-discovery professionals. ForensicFocus has plenty to offer including the latest news developments, webinars, technical articles, newsletters, reviews and videos.

ForensicFocus also boasts a very active user forum which regularly incites meaningful and interesting discussions on a wide range of topics in DFIR such as; mobile forensics, career prospects, training, forensic hardware and much more.

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ForensicsWiki

Resource link:    https://forensicswiki.org/wiki/Main_Page

A Wikipedia style resource created by Simon Garfinkel that provides a very informative and in-depth view of many topics in the field of Digital Forensics. Such topics include but are not limited to; file systems, forensic hardware, network forensics and data recovery.

The ForensicsWiki is a very useful resource for instances where a reader needs a quick reference to a specific piece of information, such as; understanding low-level file system concepts, learning more about a particular forensic artifact or summarising the many tools available to forensic examiners.

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ThisWeekin4n6

Resource link:    https://thisweekin4n6.com/

A fantastic round-up resource written and maintained by Phill Moore, which aims to provide readers with a weekly overview of the latest information in the field of DFIR.

The weekly overview (published every Sunday) collates and summarises a variety of information from external sources such as; blog posts, journals, articles, conferences, podcasts and tool updates. The information is presented in a clear, concise format and is a great way for DFIR practitioners to stay up-to-date with the latest news and findings in the industry.