The International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists comprises of over 3000 digital forensic professionals from around the world who have a common goal to help and assist each other in the field of digital forensics. Founded almost 30 years ago IACIS has become a byword for excellence in computer forensics training and certification.
IACIS was founded in 1990 when digital forensics consisted of examining DOS-based computers and floppy disks, the term computer forensics was actually coined at one of IACIS's first training events. The officers that came together at that time did so I need to help train other law enforcement officers on how to find and extract evidence from digital media in a manner that would be acceptable in a court of law. Where digital forensics has changed radically in the intervening years IACIS trainers who are all active digital forensic examiners constantly update and review IACIS training and certification material to ensure that they meet the needs of today's forensics Examiner's.
A member of IACIS has to comply with our strict ethics requirements, a person holding IACIS membership and IACIS digital forensics certification has standing within the digital forensic community. IACIS training and certification is mandatory for many digital forensic units around the world.
IACIS members contribute to the IACIS forensic Listserv which is recognised as one of the best sources of digital forensic help and information available.
As IACIS is a voluntary non-profit organisation we do everything possible to make our training as affordable as possible to the digital forensic community.