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2012 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge Winners

U.S. earned No. 1 spot

The DoD Cyber Crime Center (DC3) is proud to announce the winning teams for the 2012 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge, our 7th annual competition. The 2012 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge saw a great year for participation from 1,209 teams from 49 US states and 53 countries. We received 1,356 exercise submissions, a dramatic increase from 850 submissions last year. This year the US has taken seven of the top ten spots!

The US really stepped it up this year, earning the number one spot in this year's DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge! Northrop Grumman, a team of four commercial members, leads the pack earning more than 1,300 points over their competitors. Team CDoman, hailing from the United Kingdom, took 2nd place in the entire competition world-wide with only one team member! Congratulations to all the winners; this was a very exciting year!

Overall, the 1,209 teams comprised of both domestic and international participants included: -364 academic teams -620 civilian teams -85 commercial teams -68 government teams -72 military teams

The full Winner's Circle may be found here:

The 2013 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge kicks off on Monday 17 December 2012.

About the DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge ----------------------------------------- The annual DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge is a FREE, online, international competition comprised of individual progressive-level exercises. This particular challenge serves as a call to the digital forensics community to cultivate new cyber professionals and pioneer new investigative tools, techniques and methodologies. DC3, its partners and sponsors together bring the DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge to the public.

For more information about the 2012 DC3 Digital Forensics Challenge, please visit http://www.dc3.mil/challenge/2012/

For more information about DC3, please visit http://www.dc3.mil

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