Serving the profession, our membership, and the community by providing leadership and advocacy as the global representative of the digital forensics profession.

NOTICE - September 8, 2015

The CDFS Board has responded to an article that was titled "There is no code of ethics to govern digital forensics -- and we need one". That article was published originally on The Conversation Web site and then republished on

To view the response, please click on the following:



Elections 2015

Congratulations to our newest board members,

  • Larry Daniel
  • Joseph Pochron
  • Matt Presser
  • Ken Pryor

We would also like to thank our outgoing board members for their dedication and contributions over the past year

  • Edward L Goings
  • Stuart Hyde
  • Christopher Kelly
  • Mike Wilkinson

The following will continue on the board. We have very much appreciated their efforts over the past year.

  • Greg Dominguez
  • Gary C. Kessler
  • Troy Larson
  • Christa Miller
  • Cindy Murphy
  • Jason Paroff
  • Todd Shipley

We would especially like to acknowledge and thank Chris Kelly who is retiring from the board this year and Toby Finnie who continues as an advisor to the board - both have contributed so much to the organization.

Membership Dues

The ability to pay membership dues is now available.

Members in good standing should be able to view or edit their profile after logging into the system.

Those that have already paid their dues for 2015 will have their profiles updated this week,.

  • 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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