I want to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart for their generous support of the blog this past year. From about the time I first started in digital forensics, I've been active in communicating with my peers through forums and all of the great email lists that we have available to us. I decided to start this blog so that I could have a more permanent place to store things that I wish to share with the community. When I started it, I didn't know how well it would be received given the number of excellent blogs in the information security and digital forensics space. I've been amazed and humbled to see the blog’s metrics in areas like monthly page views increase from being counted in the dozens to the thousands.
My hope is that I will continue to meet and exceed your expectations in 2011. To that end, I have some excellent interviews that I’m hoping to accomplish including ones that are almost complete with people such as Hal Pomeranz and Ryan Pittman. I will to use next year’s interviews to do things like introduce to you people in the community who you might not know and to promote the excellent work of others. I will continue to blog about the issues of the day that impact our community such as regulatory issues. I will also use the blog to share my research efforts. For example, I am hoping to start on a memory forensics project next year.
I will also start using the blog to periodically post book reviews that I will be placing on the Amazon website. For example, I expect to get a proper review completed for Hacking Exposed Wireless, Second Edition early next year. I’m finding writing book reviews to be a new challenge that I’m happy to pursue. A good book review needs to be pithy, but also provide the reader with more than simply saying, “This is a great book. You should buy it.”
As always, I’m particularly grateful to those who take the time to leave comments on the blog or to contact me privately. It means a great deal to those of us who blog to get feedback and suggestions from our readers. Thank you very much for your support this year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!