SOURCE: Digital Forensics Certification Board

Digital Forensics Certification Board

April 02, 2014 08:15 ET

Digital Forensics Certification Board Names New DFCB Fellow

EL DORADO HILLS, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 2, 2014) - The Digital Forensics Certification Board (DFCB), an independent certifications organization for digital evidence examiners, today honors one of its members with the DFCB Fellow (DFCB-F) certification. Bill Spernow was elected to receive the certification.

The primary goal of the DFCB Fellow certification is to enhance the professionalism and body of knowledge for members of the Digital Forensic Certification Board by providing a means for accomplished and distinguished individuals to participate in the DFCB. The DFCB Fellow certification is designated for individuals who have made significant and quantifiable contributions in the advancement of knowledge and expertise in the fields of digital forensics and/or electronic discovery.

Individuals in good standing must meet rigorous standards, have their qualifications reviewed, and be approved by a two thirds majority vote of the DFCB board. To date, the DFCP-F has only been awarded to a select few individuals.

An active member of the computer forensics and computer security community for more than three decades, Spernow was instrumental in developing and conducting the early training programs across the United States that forged the foundation for many of the advanced practitioners in the field today.

"The DFCB Fellow certification is our way to recognize those individuals who are still among the best of the best that the computer forensic community has to offer," said Warren Kruse, President of the DFCB. "These individuals are training and leading the digital forensic practitioners of today and tomorrow and we are pleased to bestow the Fellowship of the DFCB to Bill due to his exceptional service to the digital forensics community over the last 30 years. With unsurpassed energy and dedication, he is a valued member of the DFCB community and very deserving of this honor."

About the DFCB
The Digital Forensics Certification Board is a member-driven, non-profit, vendor-independent organization of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators, sponsored in part through a grant from the National Institute of Justice. DFCB was founded to provide, among other things, an objective certification in digital forensics in order to promote trust and confidence in the digital forensics profession. The Board offers professional certification for digital evidence examiners. The certifications are only available to digital evidence professionals with significant experience related to digital forensics. Visit or call 916.939.5000.

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