August 4, 2008

Center for Computer Forensics Staff Gains Full CFCE Certification

The Center for Computer Forensics (CCF), an electronic litigation support and evidence gathering firm, announced today that Nancy Forster and Norm Gibson, two team members, have received Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) certification by the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS). Every member of the CCF team has now obtained CFCE certification.

"We're consistently investing in our lab, but we feel it's equally important for us to invest in our people," remarked Patrick Ahern, President of CCF. "With approximately 700 existing CFCEs globally, we've positioned ourselves as experts in the field of computer forensics by making sure every CCF member is certified to the rigorous CFCE standards."

In addition to the CFCE certifications, two CCF team members have earned AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) status, given by AccessData, the developers of Forensic Toolkit (next-generation forensic software).

For the last ten years, the Center for Computer Forensics has played a significant role throughout the development of the computer forensics field. The CFCE certification of its entire team was a logical next step towards staying on the industry's cutting edge.

"With nearly 40 years combined computer forensic experience in our lab, these certifications demonstrate the expertise and in-depth knowledge our staff can use to handle any situation," said Ives Potrafka, Senior Forensic Examiner. "We're confident that this step positions us as leaders in the computer forensics field."

About the Center for Computer Forensics

The Center for Computer Forensics, a Michigan Corporation, has been providing litigation support and evidence gathering services since its start in 1997. The company's knowledge of hard drive architecture and familiarity with operating systems has allowed Center specialists to recover data and electronic evidence for corporations and law firms across the country, while maintaining the highest ethical and professional standards. Electronic evidence is oftentimes the deciding factor in a case. Cases involving trade secrets, commercial disputes, employment discrimination, and divorce can be won or lost solely with the introduction of recovered e-mail messages and other electronic files and records. If an attempt has been made to delete, erase, or otherwise hide critical evidence, an experienced, competent examiner from the Center for Computer Forensics is necessary to lead the search and retrieval of the missing information.

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