Digital forensics is a tough job. Forensicators must evolve as rapidly as the technology does, which means being in a constant state of learning. Formal education is costly and can’t keep up. The next best alternative: learn from others’ experience.
It can be a challenge, however, to share one’s forensication expertise on an ongoing basis. Nondisclosure agreements, time, and effort all present a challenge when you’re a forensicator with a life. Those who make it work, however, deserve special recognition for fueling the DFIR community with the information examiners need to understand where their results come from, how to do better, more accurate work, and overall keep moving forward.