AccessData Named “Grand Champion” by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3)

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Company given the Highest Score for the Commercial Division in the Digital Challenge competition.

We’re delighted to have won this award. Our distributed network architecture and AccessData’s Forensics Tool Kit (FTK) proved themselves to be first tier by winning the DC3 forensics challenge

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AccessData, a leader in digital forensic solutions, announced today that it is the winner of the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center’s (DC3) Digital Challenge competition.

The DC3 Challenge is a competition for the digital forensic community to pioneer new investigative tools, techniques, and processes and methodologies.

“We’re delighted to have won this award. Our distributed network architecture and AccessData’s Forensics Tool Kit (FTK) proved themselves to be first tier by winning the DC3 forensics challenge” said AccessData Founder and CEO, Eric Thompson. “Using the advanced distributed computing features of our upcoming FTK 2.0 release gave us a good start, but I have to credit the great team of AccessData employees who gave us the winning edge in this challenge.”

Of the more than 140 entries, including international teams from Australia, Canada, India and France, AccessData took top honors and was named “Grand Champion” by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center. The challenge included entries received in the overall competition and 21 entries in the Commercial division. Tasks included stenography, password cracking, data carving and acquisition, media recovery, keylog cracking, metadata extraction and more.

See http://www.dc3.mil/challenge for more details.

About AccessData:

AccessData is a pioneer in the forensic computing industry, provides the tools and training to empower examiners at the local, state and federal levels, and corporations, to perform thorough investigations with speed and efficiency. AccessData has led the forensic computing industry with its password cracking and decryption technology for more than 18 years. AccessData expanded its offering to include the Forensic Toolkit (FTK), which enables investigators and corporations to analyze electronic files for evidence including any cracked or decrypted files. AccessData is a recognized leader in the field of digital forensics training and certification with its AccessData Certified Examiners program (ACE), ensuring forensic examiners worldwide follow established standards and guidelines. For more information on AccessData visit http://www.accessdata.com.

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