Hello and Welcome to my Blog!

I entered the DFIR field in May of 2019 and created this site to document the resources I use as I learn and grow in DFIR. I’m hoping it will help others who are interested in the field or who are also just getting started. Under DFIR Resources, you will find books, training, webinars, videos, and other resources that I have found to be helpful. I also use Facebook and Twitter to share resources I come across. This is a personal blog and all views are my own.

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DFIR Related Events for Beginners – June 2021

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This is geared toward beginners but there is something for all skill levels. All events listed are virtual. Type “free” in the search box to only show free events. Type “under” in the search box to show paid events under $50. Be sure to hit the “Load More Events” button until you see “No More Events”. If I missed something when I originally posted this, I’ll add it, so check back or subscribe for updates. CLICK THE “LOAD MORE EVENTS” BUTTON TO SEE ALL EVENTS Ongoing CTFs and challenges have been moved to the Free Training site. Ongoing Events Magnet...

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Get Your Start Careers Just Launched!

Many of you know that I’ve been working on a website for the past few months. Well, I finally took it out of “Coming Soon” mode but it’s pretty bare. Hopefully candidates and employers will sign up and start posting jobs and resumes. I would love to see more people get their start! Get Your Start Careers is for people looking to get their start in Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR), Cybersecurity, Intelligence or Tech in the US or Canada. All job postings are manually reviewed. The job posting criteria for Get Your Start Careers is as follows: The...

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DFIR Related Events for Beginners – May, 2021

This is geared toward beginners but there is something for all skill levels. All events listed are virtual. Type “free” in the search box to only show free events. Type “under” in the search box to show paid events under $50. Be sure to hit the “Load More Events” button until you see “No More Events”. If I missed something when I originally posted this, I’ll add it, so check back or subscribe for updates. CLICK THE “LOAD MORE EVENTS” BUTTON TO SEE ALL EVENTS Ongoing CTFs and challenges have been moved to the Free Training site. Ongoing Events Magnet...

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DFIR Related Events for Beginners – April, 2021

This is geared toward beginners but there is something for all skill levels. All events listed are virtual. Type “free” in the search box to only show free events. Type “under” in the search box to show paid events under $50. Be sure to hit the “Load More Events” button until you see “No More Events”. If I missed something when I originally posted this, I’ll add it, so check back or subscribe for updates. CLICK THE “LOAD MORE EVENTS” BUTTON TO SEE ALL EVENTS Ongoing CTFs and challenges have been moved to the Free Training site. Ongoing Events Magnet...

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DFIR Related Events For Beginners – March, 2021

This is geared toward beginners but there is something for all skill levels. All events listed are virtual. Type “free” in the search box to only show free events. Type “under” in the search box to show paid events $50 or under. Be sure to hit the “Load More Events” button until you see “No More Events”. If I missed something when I originally posted this, I’ll add it, so check back or subscribe for updates. CLICK THE “LOAD MORE EVENTS” BUTTON TO SEE ALL EVENTS Ongoing CTFs and challenges have been moved to the Free Training site. Ongoing Events...

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DFIR Related Events for Beginners – February, 2021

February 2021 Events

This is geared toward beginners but there is something for all skill levels. All events listed are virtual. Type “free” in the search box to only show free events. Type “under” in the search box to show paid events under $50. Be sure to hit the “Load More Events” button until you see “No More Events”. If I missed something when I originally posted this, I’ll add it, so check back or subscribe for updates. CLICK THE “LOAD MORE EVENTS” BUTTON TO SEE ALL EVENTS Ongoing CTFs and challenges have been moved to the Free Training site. Ongoing Events Magnet...

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DFIR Related Events for Beginners – January 2021

This is geared toward beginners but there is something for all skill levels. All events listed are virtual. Type “free” in the search box to only show free events. Type “under” in the search box to show events under $50. Be sure to hit the “Load More Events” button until you see “No More Events”. If I missed something when I originally posted this, I’ll add it, so check back or subscribe for updates. CLICK THE “LOAD MORE EVENTS” BUTTON TO SEE ALL EVENTS Ongoing CTFs and challenges have been moved to the Free Training site. Ongoing Events Magnet Forensics...

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The Free Training Page Got a Makeover

First, a little background…I’m an entry-level Incident Response Analyst trying to learn all things DFIR on a limited budget. I created the free training page to try to help others who were in the same boat. After seeing some comments and questions about it, I realized that just having a long list of training wasn’t all that helpful to complete beginners to IT who were interested in the Digital Forensics & Incident Response field. I went through almost every item to try to determine what was good for beginners, if I could recommend any prerequisites, and which training categories to...

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DFIR Related Events for Beginners – December, 2020

This is geared toward beginners but there is something for all skill levels. All events listed are virtual. Type “free” in the search box to only show free events. Type “under” in the search box to show events under $50. Be sure to hit the “Load More Events” button until you see “No More Events”. If I missed something when I originally posted this, I’ll add it, so check back or subscribe for updates. CLICK THE “LOAD MORE EVENTS” BUTTON TO SEE ALL EVENTS Ongoing CTFs and challenges have been moved to the Free Training site. Ongoing Events Magnet Forensics...

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My Experience With Recon Infosec’s NDR Training

I had the opportunity to attend Recon Infosec’s first Network Defense Range (NDR) Training on November 16th and 17th. They also run an awesome competition called OpenSOC. I participated in OpenSOC for the first time three months earlier and LOVED it, so I was very excited for this training. It did not disappoint. I attended the two-day Essentials course taught by Eric Capuano. Eric is an excellent instructor who is very passionate about what he teaches. Discord was used for the training. Prior to this year I hadn’t even heard of Discord, but by the time I attended this training,...

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