As we start the month of October, we grow closer to the November 2nd, 2010 Challenge submission deadline. The 2010 DC3 Challenge already has over 30 teams with partial and full submissions. With over 11 prizes available this year, make sure to get your submissions in.
The DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge encourages innovation from a broad range of individuals, teams, and institutions to provide technical solutions for computer forensic examiners in the lab as well as in the field. Approximately 25 different challenges ranging from basic forensics to advanced tool development are being provided to all participants.
The challenges are single based challenges and are designed to be unique and separate from one another. Each challenge level establishes the total number of points available per challenge assigned based on its difficulty toward a solution (known to unknown). This is based on the complexity of what a digital forensics examiner normally runs into and has to adjust for/extract/scrutinize in an analysis of those file types for examination problems.
Armed with Science recently had the opportunity to ask Jim Christy, DC3’s director of Future Exploration and creator of the Digital Forensics Challenge, a few key questions that will help you get to work on solving this year’s challenges. Read the full interview.