Greetings all, my name is Andrew Rathbun. For more about my background, see my entry on this page. I am excited to be given the opportunity to contribute to AboutDFIR as it is a project I have admired from afar for as long as I knew of its existence. This compendium is akin to something I would create myself had it not already existed. A compendium of this magnitude caters to my interests as a compiler and curator of data. I love being able to bring together resources for people to use to further investigations that they may not have been aware of before. I don’t know everything, but I probably know where to find something or who to ask.
Those who know of me probably know me as the Administrator from the Digital Forensics Discord Server. I strongly urge everyone to join and bookmark this resource to their daily browser and engage passively until you feel more comfortable engaging actively. LE examiners, private sector examiners, vendors, and many more types of people from all over the world engage on a daily basis together in real-time to solve real-world problems for real-world investigations. Send a blank email to email@example.com for an invite. We look forward to seeing you there!
I’ve already contributed in fixing multiple broken links, spelling errors, capitalization errors, and fleshing out incomplete information on this website on my first day. There will be much more of that to come. I strongly urge anyone with a resource that is worthwhile and not already included on here to submit it through the website so we can get it added for everyone’s benefit. No one can go through a career in this field alone. One must utilize the resources afforded to them and reach out to others who have different areas of expertise. This website is one of those resources and it’s incumbent upon the community to ensure it’s the most updated and complete it can be so we can put away those who commit evil against others.