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Elections 2015

The Election process is now open and extended until December 26, 2014

Twelve of the 13 Board seats are to be elected, six of which are for one year and six for two years.

Election results will be available after December 26, 2014.

New officers will take their positions on January 1, 2015.

To vote, you must be registered and logged in.
Once logged in, select "Voting" under the "Elections" menu item.

Nominations Now Closed (UPDATED)

Nominations are now closed. We would like tothank everyone who participated. Details will be announced shortly.



On behalf of the Nominating Committee, we would like to announce the upcoming 2014 election of Board members to serve for the 2015-2016 calendar years. Twelve of the 13 Board seats are to be elected, six of which are for one year and six for two years.

The nomination process will occur for a three week period November 1 through November 21. During that time, any member may nominate any other member -- including themselves -- for a Board position using the electronic submission form available on the CDFS website.

To use the electronic submission form, you must first be logged on to the website - you will then be able to select "Submit Nomination" under the "Elections" menu item.

The Nominating Committee will vet all nominees and determine whether they wish a one- or two-year seat.

Elections will occur December 8 through December 14 using a process to be announced prior to the initial date of the elections. Election results will be announced by mid-December and new officers will take their positions on January 1, 2015.

Memberships Extended through 2014

The board has voted to extend all memberships, current and expired, to December 31, 2014 to allow all members, past and present, to be able to participate in the nominations and election process for the incoming Board of Directors for the 2015-2016 calendar year.

  • Shape the future of the digital forensic profession
  • Unite digital forensic professionals in regulation and licensing matters
  • Develop and influence technical standards for digital forensics
  • Create an ethical standard and a model code of conduct for digital forensics specialists
  • Collaborate with established orgs in the industry to advance the profession

Learn more: FAQs | About | Objectives

CDFS UPDATES - (see our blogs for the latest!)

Code of Ethics v2.1 - January, 2013

CDFS Progress Report Year One

CDFS Interview on Forensic4Cast

Cybercrime 101 podcast about CDFS

CDFS Launch Podcast

Launch Press Release

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…as an individual or organization to:

  • Debate and respond to regulation and licensing matters that may affect your livelihood
  • Influence future technical standards for digital forensic professionals
  • Shape the profession's ethical standard and model code of conduct
  • Collaborate with YOUR peers
  • Participate and vote
Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Learn more: Membership Info | Individual Member Application | Organizational Member Application





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