Some month with casework, planning and several meetings. For the ENFSI Forensic IT Working group we were working on updating the best practice guide. Nice discussions about forensic validation of software. The issue with a generic validation is that it takes a long time since software develops in the mean time, as we can see with the NIST computer forensic tool program, which is very useful for the methodology and results .
For that reason within the quality system to do also a validation per case (and of course methods that NIST uses can be used to assist this). It is also good to see that Digital Evidence in the United States also has a OSAC (Organization of Scientific Area Committee).
For ENFSI I am also looking forward to the meeting in Tallinn in November, partly combined with CEPOL. Also in October the IAFS is having its meeting in Seoul, so I will give a short paper on digital and multimedia sciences.
In the meantime DFRWS EU version in Dublin is approaching, and it is good to see that there appear to be many submissions.