Thank you for your interest in DFIRScience. This site started in 2008 (originally as CybercrimeTech) as a place to document open source software for digital forensic investigations. Since then, we have evolved into creating tutorials to answer questions from practicing digital forensic investigators.

Email us and we will answer any questions as soon as possible. We are usually active on Twitter.


Our main goal is to make computing, information security, and digital forensic investigation knowledge accessible to everyone. Infosec and digital forensic knowledge are especially expensive to access. We want every investigator, regardless of budget, to have access to useful information and tools.

Our ultimate goal is for the revenue generated from this site to support us working full time to build low-cost digital forensic laboratories for countries in need. We have worked with countries around the world to increase their digital investigation capacity and capabilities, usually funded by short-term grants. Most countries, however, need long-term support to use resources to their maximum potential. If you are interested in helping us achieve this goal, please support us.


This site is mainly the work of Joshua I. James. He is a trainer, lecturer, and consultant for digital investigations. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at UCD with a focus on AI in digital investigations. He currently runs DFIR.Science in his free time. If you would like to see more DFIR content, please support us.


If you would like to contribute or collaborate email us with “COLLABORATE” in the subject.


For questions about consulting or running a training course, please email us and put “CONSULTING” in the subject.

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If you are an undergrad/graduate student working on a paper, thesis or dissertation and would like help on topics and structure, please email us and put “THESIS REVIEW” in the subject.

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If you are looking to join the DFIRScience community, please see our Patreon page. Supporters get priority answers, extra content, and can even book a face-to-face chat/skype session to discuss any topic you need. With enough community support, we will help build digital forensic laboratories for countries in need.

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Revenue Disclosure

This site is not funded by any specific organization. If any content is sponsored, we will make the sponsorship clear on the post or this page. Our goal is to be 100% supported by the community and remove ads from all content. Currently, revenue is generated from the following sources:

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In the future, we hope to move to the community-sponsorship model on Patreon to remove ads from our content.


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