Cellebrite’s been nominated in a record-breaking 11 categories for the 2021 Forensic 4:Cast Awards. We’re honored to be considered for so many esteemed awards and couldn’t have done it without your help and support.

We understand the challenges law enforcement face, and that’s why we work overtime to produce content designed to help you protect and save lives, accelerate justice, and preserve data privacy.

We’re committed to going above and beyond the call of duty to support you—and now we’re asking for a little support in return in the form of votes. Keep reading to find out more about our 2021 nominations and how you can help make our dreams of winning these awards come true.

We’re counting on your support! Please take a moment to cast your votes for Cellebrite in the 2021 Forensic 4:Cast Awards. Thank you!

DFIR Commercial Tool of the Year – Cellebrite

At Cellebrite, we work hard to serve the DFIR community. We have listened to your feedback, dug in deep, and produced a suite of Digital Intelligence tools and solutions you can count on. UFED Ultimate provides access to the most mobile devices for collection and review in Cellebrite Physical Analyzer.

UFED is a solution that we want to provide to the community to make your extractions and examinations efficient and reliable. In 2020 we introduced checkm8 in UFED as a method to obtain a full file system extraction without permanently jailbreaking a device.

DFIR Blog – Cellebrite’s Ask the Expert

We love creating Cellebrite’s Ask the Expert blog series and we’re happy to hear you enjoy reading it too!  We are constantly researching new topics to cover, and we dive deep into artifacts and reveal methods to help you extract the most data from your investigations. Our research is never-ending, and this blog series provides a platform for us to share our Digital Intelligence with you.

DFIR Book – Practical Mobile Forensics, 4th Edition

Our very own, Heather Mahalik is co-author of Practical Mobile Forensics (1st-4th editions). This book has been serving the DFIR community for several years and is written from a vendor-neutral perspective. The focus is guiding the reader through mobile device forensics and laying a foundation for the file systems, artifacts, and more.

DFIR Show of the Year – Life has no CTRL+ALT+Delete, Cellebrite  

What was initially created to take our minds off the global pandemic has become a mini phenomenon in the DFIR community. We couldn’t be prouder of the content Heather Mahalik and her team have produced.

DFIR Article – How to use iOS Bluetooth Connections to Solve Crimes, Cellebrite

Matt Goeckel and Heather Mahalik teamed up to research, validate and create a blog discussing the nuances of iOS Bluetooth connections. The research for this paper took three years! Yes, it was three years in the making until Heather and Matt joined Cellebrite and decided to write it, send it through the DFIR Review process and finally publish it.

DFIR Social Media Contributor of the Year:  Heather Mahalik, Cellebrite

If you know Heather, you know she loves social media and so do we! She is constantly tweeting, posting, and sharing tips, tricks, and hints to the DFIR community. Social media is our way of communicating, educating, debating, and interacting with you.

DFIR Degree Program or Training Class of the Year – Cellebrite CCO & CCPA

If you haven’t taken the CCO and CCPA courses together, what are you waiting for? It’s the perfect opportunity to learn all about data extraction, collection, analysis, and advanced search techniques.

These courses provide best practices for using Cellebrite UFED Touch or UFED 4PC and Cellebrite Physical Analyzer, and they’re taught by experts who’ve used the tools in real-world investigations. This course combo has resulted in more than 25,000 certified users.

DFIR CTF/ Challenge of the Year – Cellebrite  

The first-ever Cellebrite CTF was a huge hit in 2020! We loved creating it and watching you dive into the data and solve questions in the most unique ways. We learned lots from it and we hope you can say the same. The week of the CTF brought so much excitement to Cellebrite and we are going to keep with this trend and release two more CTFs in 2021!

Hint: think PC, mobile, and investigations…

DFIR Mentor of the Year: Heather Mahalik, Cellebrite

Heather Mahalik loves her job, helping others in the DFIR community, and sharing personal stories of her wins (and mistakes—so you know how to avoid them). Born to lead, it’s only natural for her to be nominated as an award-winning mentor too.

DFIR Team of the Year – Cellebrite

Cellebrite is not just a corporation, and DFIR is not just a community, we are a team. Together, we promote the concept of “trust, but verify” through our videos, blogs, webinars, and more. We are a team of experts who are united, collaborative, and supportive of each other, and we bring our ideas to life to support you, our customers.

DFIR Digital Forensic Investigator of the Year – Paul Lorentz, Cellebrite

Paul Lorentz has done more work for the DFIR community in 2020 than some do in their entire career. Paul must be a master juggler because he is able to complete his daily workload, support the CAS lab, answer questions on the listservs/Discord as quickly as they are asked, assist with your cases, and is a great father and husband! Paul is selfless and credible. He will research and validate anything that is asked of him and is always willing to lend a helping hand no matter the time of day. Cellebrite is a stronger company because of investigators like Paul!

We’re counting on your support! Please take a moment to cast your votes for Cellebrite in the 2021 Forensic 4:Cast Awards. Thanks again!


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