“There are 10 kinds of people in the world: those who understand binary numerals, and those who don’t.” ~ Ian Stewart, Professor Stewart’s Cabinet of Mathematical Curiosities
Wow! Two years have come and gone here at Gillware Digital Forensics. Two years since I made the jump from a decades-long career in law enforcement to the unknown realm of the private sector. I had so many anxieties while deciding whether or not to take this leap of faith and help found Gillware Digital Forensics. So many of those anxieties melted away after just the first month.
In the past two years we’ve encountered so many incredible forensic situations to resolve (including many of the same types of cases I saw while working for the Madison Police Department) and while working together so closely with the engineers in Gillware’s data recovery lab we’ve accomplished things—like chip transplants for mobile phones—nobody thought could be done practically (if at all). You’ve already read about all of the most exciting adventures I’ve had over the past two years on my blog (the ones we’re allowed to blog about, at least)!
While May 16 was the second birthday of GDF, June 13 will be the second anniversary of my first post on “Murphy’s Law of Digital Forensics,” and while it may be customary to give presents on birthdays, this year, I’ve got a present for you.
Starting in June, I’ll be kicking off a new monthly series on my blog, “My Favorite Artifacts!” Each article in the series will discuss one of the more interesting types of forensic artifacts I encounter in my line of work, shedding light on some of the coolest stuff we forensicators get to wade through when we dig into the mobile phones, computers, servers, virtual machines, and all the other devices our clients bring to us.
So… here’s to two years of Gillware Digital Forensics—and to many more in the future!