DFRWS technical projects exist to support further development of topics that have been presented at DFRWS. The projects are independent of the annual conferences, but a status report for each project is typically presented each year.
Hash Collision Challenge
The DFRWS Hash Collision Challenge is our response to recent findings illustrating that researchers and vendors should be thinking about new methods for proving data integrity while being proactive about knowing the true strength of MD5 and SHA-1.
Technical Working Groups
DFRWS Technical Working Groups can be formed to work on various digital forensics research topics and require collaboration or development of standards. There are several advantages of forming a working group with DFRWS:
- Access to and association with an independent, vendor-neutral group that brings together leading researchers and practitioners.
- High visibility from the dfrws.org website and presentations at the annual conference.
- Ability to create e-mail discussion lists, e-mail forwarding addresses, and access to on-line collaboration tools.
To form a DFRWS Technical Working Group, the following must occur:
- At least one of the founding members must be from the DFRWS Organizing Committee (OC) or someone approved by the OC. This person must have a leadership role in early years of the working group.
- A policy for the working group must be submitted to the DFRWS OC that defines the group's mission, leadership structure, voting policy, and membership requirements.
- The DFRWS OC will vote on the working group based on the proposed policy.
- If formed, the working group must follow the proposed policies and present status reports at the annual conference. If the policy is not followed or progress is not made, the working group can be disbanded by the DFRWS OC.
- The DFRWS OC must approve all policy changes.
If interested in forming a DFRWS Technical Working Group, send questions and proposals to dfrws-twg <at> dfrws <dot> org.
Formed after DFRWS 2005, the goal of the Common Digital Evidence Storage Format (CDESF) working group is to define an open data format that can be used to store multiple types of digital evidence.