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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.

New Membership Website

Welcome to the new CDFS membership website.

The new website will allow members to have access to members-only functions such as voting by using their login credentials. Existing members of CDFS have been entered into the new website using their last known email address as their user id. A welcoming email will be sent out with instructions on logging into the new website. All members, regardless of whether they are current in payment of dues will be considered current members through 2014. Effective January 1, 2015, members may continue as registered members of the CDFS website regardless of whether they are a paid member of the CDFS organization. However, access to different feature on the website will vary depending on membership status. Access to the CDFS website will consist of guest, registered (non-paid) and member (paid).

  • 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

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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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