The new-peer-review-no-name-yet task force is chipping away at the proposal of a new (but extremely different) peer review process for DFIR research, spearheaded by Jessica Hyde .

I’ve gotten a few private messages that teeter on the edge of complaints about even talking about creating a new process of peer review, but each complaint has been relieved of worry after clarifying what we are working to come up with.

Here are some of the things I want to clarify:

  1. We have no name for the new peer review process but use practically anything right now (DFIR Review. Rapid Review. Etc..). The name is the least important thing in the process to create a process, imho.
  2. This new peer review process has absolutely nothing to do with academic publishing . It doesn’t compete with it, attempt to replace it, or attempt to supplement it. Nada. No relation at all.
  3. This new
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What a time to be in the field of DFIR! If you have being doing this work since the days of the floppy, you surely must be as excited as me. If you just entering the field, you will see even more advancements in the future than your predecessors have.

But let’s get on with one of the most important topics that is making our skill levels advance more than anything else has ever done before: Instant documentation and sharing.

Many in the field have written (and keep writing!) and about the importance of sharing and documentation. Without getting into ethical questions in the field about sharing special discoveries, I want to talk about sharing generically, but specifically in the physical manner of sharing.


<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">One of the biggest issues in our industry is the dearth of documentation.</p>&mdash; H. Carvey (@keydet89) <a href="">July 2,

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