EC-Council Presents Awards to U.S. Government, U.S. Military, Overall Civilian, and Overall Commercial DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge Winners

EC-Council Presents Awards to U.S. Government, U.S. Military, Overall Civilian, and Overall Commercial DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge Winners
January 31, 2011 EC-Council

January 25, 2010 ATLANTA — The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) presented awards in four categories for the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) Digital Forensics Challenge.

The EC-Council sponsored awards in the categories of US Government, US Military, Overall Civilian, and Overall Commercial. The winning teams were:

●    U.S. Government: LBPDCCID – 409 points
●    U.S. Military: Batcheej – 88 points
●    Commercial: LittleTree from South Korea – 1,791 points
●    Civilian: Williams Twins Forensics from the United States – 1,470 points

Winning teams were awarded plaques, passes to the Hacker Halted Conference, and their choice of EC-Council training program.

The DC3  Challenge is a competition across a broad range of individuals, teams, and institutions to provide technical solutions for digital forensic challenges in the lab as well as in the field. More than 20 different challenges ranging from basic forensics to advanced tool development were provided to all participants.

In his address, Jay Bavisi, President of EC –Council congratulated DC3 and the winners for their hard word and success. Jay said “ After training over 100,000 Information security professionals in over 80 countries and certifying over 38,000 of them in just 7 years, it gives us great pride to give back to the community with projects like this” Jay delivered his address to a packed audience at the conference entitled “ 10 mistakes Hackers Want You to Make”

The International Council of E-Commerce Consultants (EC-Council) is a member-based organization that certifies individuals in various e-business and security skills. It is the owner and developer of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) course, Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) program, License Penetration Tester (LPT) program and various other programs offered in over 60 countries around the globe. EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 security professionals. These certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including the US federal government, National Security Agency (NSA), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS), US Army, FBI, Microsoft and CERTs (Computer Emergency Response Team) of various nations. The UUS Department of Defense has included the CEH program into its Directive 8570, making it one of the mandatory standards to be achieved by Computer Network Defenders Service Providers (CND-SP).

The Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) sets standards for digital evidence processing, analysis, and diagnostics for any DoD investigation that requires computer forensic support to detect, enhance, or recover digital media, including audio and video. The center assists in criminal, counterintelligence, counterterrorism, and fraud investigations of the Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations (DCIOs) and DoD counterintelligence activities. It also supports safety investigations and Inspector General and commander-directed inquiries. DC3 aids in meeting intelligence community document exploitation objectives from a criminal law enforcement forensics and counterintelligence perspective. DC3 provides computer investigation training to forensic examiners, investigators, system administrators, and any other DoD members who must ensure Defense information systems are secure from unauthorized use, criminal and fraudulent activities, and foreign intelligence service exploitation. DC3 remains on the leading edge of computer technologies and techniques through research, development, testing, and evaluation applied to digital evidence processing and computer forensic analysis; and by partnering with governmental, academic, and private industry computer security officials.