I pushed the button to retire.
No more case assignments. No more unexpected midnight trips around the world. No more trying to coordinate a dozen agencies together that don't want to coordinate together. Can't wait.
Then again. No more case assignments. No more unique experiences working with dozens of agencies from around the world helping to track down bad people. I'll miss it.
However, it is time to pass the torch (figuratively) to the next person in the office and also pass the dfir.training website (literally) to someone who would want to maintain it. Much like writing a will, I want dfir.training to live on with someone who will take care of it. I built it initially to keep track of online resources for myself, but it spiraled into a little more than expected. Each month ranges between 300,000 and 600,000 hits (with between 40,000 - 60,000 unique visits), and probably 50 or so emails per month to add software/links or asking questions.
I have a few people in mind that I'd like to pass the site to, but don't want to ask directly as I am the kind of person that usually takes on something that I didn't want in the first place, but accepted only because I was asked. I don't want to do that to someone else.
Would you like to be DFIR Guy?
If know how to manage a website, DFIR student or worker, and want to continue dfir.training as you see fit, let me know: here. I don't mind how you manage the site or what you want to do with it, other than I would like to see the resources continued to be shared with the DFIR/INFOSEC community. But that's up to you to decide how to run it.
And the Twitter account....I will be passing that on as well. Again, up to you to decide what to do with it.
Think about it and let me know if you'd like to take it over. If not, the site will continue for another 2 years or so since it's prepaid, which means you wouldn't have to pay anything in terms of hosting fees until that time. But if no one takes on the charge, there won't be much in the way of updates since I want to be spending time where Internet service is sparse, carrying a mobile device is unnecessary, and I don't need to worry about being on call to handle some emergency. I will miss those days, but it is better to flow with life on a high career note to new adventures than to eventually burn out on a low note. With that, my desk calendar will be closed out when I never imagined this time would come :)