Guidance Software Announces “Solving for X” Award Winners at Enfuse 2016

Project VIC and Scott Van Nice, NTID Alumnus, Recognized for Contributions to Security and Digital Investigations

LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Guidance Software, makers of EnCase®, the gold standard in forensic security, today announced the winners of the Solving for X Awards at Enfuse™ 2016 in Las Vegas. The Solving for X Awards ceremony recognized Project VIC, a collaborative industry effort to combat child exploitation through information and data sharing, and Scott Van Nice for spearheading a program to bring Guidance Software’s Forensic Bootcamp to students of Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID). NTID is the first and largest technological college in the world for the deaf or hard of hearing.

Enfuse is one of the largest international gatherings of multi-national organizations and government agencies focused on current trends and recent industry news in cyber security, information risk and digital investigations. In a ceremony today at the conference, Guidance Software honored Project VIC and offered a donation to support its continued innovation.

“The efforts of Project VIC over the years have now standardized and streamlined how investigators handle big data sets in their fight against child exploitation. We applaud Guidance Software for aligning their efforts with Project VIC,” said Project VIC Coordinator Richard Brown. “As leaders in the forensic law enforcement market, their support for Project VIC will help to identify and rescue children from exploitation earlier in the initial investigations. Congratulations to Guidance Software and many thanks for recognizing the efforts of all who have built out Project VIC to where it is today.”

Project VIC is a collaborative effort made up of member agencies of the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Forces, Federal agencies, non-profit, and corporate partners. Its purpose is to create an ecosystem of information and data sharing between domestic and international law enforcement agencies that work on crimes facilitated against children and the exploitation of children.

The Solving for X Award was also presented to Scott Van Nice for creating opportunities for NTID students to gain experience in digital forensics. Mr. Van Nice is currently systems manager forensics, information security, and cyber security at Procter & Gamble (P&G).

Mr. Van Nice spearheaded a program to bring together corporate sponsors, EnCase Forensic software trainers, and cybersecurity recruiters to NTID for the one-week Computer Forensics Boot Camp for the benefit of 23 NTID deaf and hard of hearing students.

“Participation and support from the technology industry plays an invaluable role in helping to provide students with the experience they need to enter the workforce,” said Mr. Van Nice. “Guidance has been an active partner of P&G by sharing the technology and support to build strong foundational skills in digital forensics. I am honored to accept this award, which provides tremendous validation for our efforts to educate employers about hiring people with disabilities and preparing deaf and hard of hearing students for technology-related careers.”

“This year’s Solving for X Award winners are leading the charge to advance the power of digital forensics and drive positive change,” said Michael Harris, chief marketing officer at Guidance Software. “It is our privilege to recognize the contributions of Project VIC and Scott Van Nice at this year’s Enfuse conference, and we look forward to watching them continue to shape the industry in the years ahead.”

About Guidance Software

Guidance (NASDAQ: GUID) exists to turn chaos and the unknown into order and the known-so that companies and their customers can go about their daily lives as usual without worry or disruption, knowing their most valuable information is safe and secure. The makers of EnCase®, the gold standard in forensic security, Guidance provides a mission-critical foundation of market-leading applications that offer deep 360-degree visibility across all endpoints, devices and networks, allowing proactive identification and remediation of threats. From retail to financial institutions, our field-tested and court-proven solutions are deployed on an estimated 25 million endpoints at more than 70 of the Fortune 100 and hundreds of agencies worldwide, from beginning to endpoint.

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