SEARCH Receives Software and Training Donation


At the January SEARCH Membership Meeting, Mr. Todd Shipley, Director of Training Services presented an award to Guidance Software for its support of the SEARCH Training Division. Awards were also presented to Mr. Bob Sheldon, Executive Vice President, Professional Development and Training and Mr. Bill Seibert (not in attendance), Director of Public Relations for Guidance Software for individual assistance and support to the SEARCH Training Division.
Guidance Software, the leading provider of commercial and law enforcement computer forensics tools and training, has donated 40 licensed copies of its Encase Computer Forensics software to SEARCH's National Criminal Justice Computer Laboratory and Training Center, and has offered space in its training software courses for SEARCH Training Division staff. This generous donation is valued in excess of $100,000.00.

Guidance donated the software in recognition of the contribution SEARCH makes in the advancement of cyber forensics training for law enforcement. SEARCH uses the licenses to provide training to its students—state and local law enforcement personnel—to understand the forensic process and how digital evidence is obtained from various media.

Mr. Bob Sheldon, Executive Vice President, Professional Development and Training for Guidance Software, and Mr. Bill Seibert, Director of Public Relations, have been liaisons to SEARCH on various projects. Without their direct involvement and interest in SEARCH's training program, the donations would not have occurred.

"Without Guidance Software's support our students would not receive the complete picture of what cyber evidence is in the world today. Guidance's donation allows our staff to properly equip and train our law enforcement students with the knowledge they need to investigate crime in the new century," said Todd Shipley, Director, Systems Security and High Tech Crime Training at SEARCH.

About Guidance Software
"Guidance Software develops products that search, identify, recover and deliver digital information in a forensically sound and cost-effective manner. Guidance Software's suite of EnCase® solutions provides an enterprise investigative infrastructure that enables corporations, government and law enforcement agencies to conduct effective digital investigations, respond promptly to eDiscovery requests and other large-scale data collection needs, and take decisive action in response to external attacks."