12 Days of

Welcome to the AccessData 2019 Year in Review!

Each day we’ll look at the top contributions AccessData made to the world of digital forensics this year, all set to the tune of a favorite holiday classic song... and we bet you can’t resist singing along.

Stroll with us down memory lane, where we’ll deliver your daily dose of holiday cheer and digital merriment, and remind you why AccessData is the forensics champion in the digital collection and analysis space!

On the first day of 2019, AccessData gave to me…

Post-breach Tools for Cyber-Securityyyyy

When you find an unwanted visitor coming down your chimney, AccessData® Enterprise software will help you figure out how they magically fit in such a small space, and how to stop them from coming back again! 

With AD Enterprise, you can respond quickly, remotely and covertly while maintaining chain of custody, and facilitate focused forensic investigations and post-breach analysis, without interruption to business operations.

(But we all know that leaving out cookies and milk is what really causes chimney problems.)

On the second day of 2019, AccessData gave to me…

Top 5 Quin-C Features

Let’s face it, Quin-C™ is everything you’ve ever asked for from Santa, and more!  You wanted a web-enabled, HTML5 interface for forensically sound collection, lightning-fast distributed processing, super-simplified review, and downright joyful analysis?

Yeah, we put that in your gift bag in 2019.

On the third day of 2019, AccessData gave to me…

APFS Support

Because Apple® rules the world (and nearly everyone’s file system since 2017), that means you *have* to be able to collect from devices that run on the Apple File System in order to do your job.  Kind of like you how you *have* to be nice to your family members during the holidays, even that weird cousin we all have.

On the forth day of 2019, AccessData gave to me…

Custom Automation

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter, I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.  Wait a minute, wouldn’t you rather be nestled with the children all snug in their beds, with visions of sugar plums dancing in your head? 

When there are creatures stirring, no need to get out of bed to check things out!  Use our API to automatically kick off a post-breach investigation when an intrusion has been detected, initiating the immediate preservation of electronic evidence in an investigation.  Or automate a standard endpoint collection after someone is put on a litigation hold. 

AccessData’s API lets you hang the stockings with care, so you can go to bed and not worry about who is landing on your roof at night.

On the fifth day of 2019, AccessData gave to me…


In the 4077th M*A*S*H unit, there was no one better than Corporal Maxwell Q. Klinger at putting on a show!  And since “all we do is win win win, no matter what”, who better to help AccessData secure the best booth at the ILTACON legal technology conference this year than Mr. Jamie Farr himself?

Jamie Farr is truly a gift of talent and graciousness from old Hollywood, and we were humbled by his presence.  But we did win first place, let’s not forget that.  No holiday miracles needed.

On the sixth day of 2019, AccessData gave to me…

Girl Power at
CybHER Security

ow do you ensure that the cybersecurity industry continues to see an influx of highly trained professionals for years to come?  Girls. (They run the world.)

AccessData was proud to provide a hands-on cybersecurity lab for the GenCyber Girls in CybHER Security Camp this summer.  AccessData’s own digital forensics expert, Justin Tolman, helped campers learn how easy it is to crack passwords. 

One attendee said, “Hacking is pretty cool, but after I learned how to recover digital pictures and files, forensics is way better.” Another camper commented that “the camp taught me how deep the field of cybersecurity is. I learned I love solving challenges, and that is what digital forensics is.”

This free summer camp focuses on educating, motivating, and encouraging young women to explore cybersecurity.  It is free and sponsored by the NSA. 

On the seventh day of 2019, AccessData gave to me…

An Excuse to Go To Vegas

Everyone needs an excuse to go on a Vegas Vacation, so AccessData welcomed our customers to a “Fabulous Las Vegas” User Summit this summer.  Attendees could receive CPE credits, CLE hours, as well as ACE, ACED, and SCE certifications… and a Partridge in a Pear Tree, if they were feeling lucky.

Missed out this year?  Life’s a Beach in 2020, when we take the AccessData User Summit to sunny Florida April 26-29.  Connect, learn and apply your knowledge, all while enjoying the electric blue sky, warm sunshine, and glittering ocean at the W Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale Beach.

On the eighth day of 2019, AccessData gave to me…

Who the Heck
is Quin-C?

Said AccessData to the people everywhere, listen to what I say, Quin-C™ will bring us goodness and light — hold on, do you even know Quin-C?  Have you been living under a lump of coal this year?  See where it all started, you can binge-watch the entire Quin-C series on our website.

On the ninth day of 2019, AccessData gave to me…

INTERPOL “smart cities”

If you thought the Whos down in Whoville built a pretty impressive city, then check out “Smart Cities” where IoT sensors & devices in the air, street, and underground can connect every dimension of that city, digitally transforming it to handle our growing urban populations.  But what about the Grinch (aka, criminals)?

The INTERPOL Innovation Centre hosted the first global police expert meeting, to discuss how law enforcement would conduct criminal investigations in a smart city.  AccessData was the only digital forensics software provider invited to participate in the event, and our hearts may have grown three sizes that day.

On the tenth day of 2019, AccessData gave to me…

Women in eDiscovery

Buddy the Elf might tell you that Santa’s sleigh is powered by Christmas Spirit.  But scientifically, there’s only one thing more powerful than all the technology at the North Pole: the thousands of professional women who make up the Women in eDiscovery™ (WiE) organization.

Shining brighter than the North Star, the women of WiE run the legal technology world.  We humbly offered to sponsor their first-ever Global Conference, and thankfully WiE thought we were cool enough and accepted!

Regional WiE members: want us to sponsor a meeting?  Why yes, we’d love to! Contact Us

On the eleventh day of 2019, AccessData gave to me…

Marrakesh Adventures

You can’t create products and features in a vacuum.  You must listen carefully to your customers and their honest feedback.  And you better not pout if you don’t like what you hear.  That’s why we made our list and checked it twice, and assembled our 5th annual Int’l Client Advisory Board in exotic Marrakesh, to ensure that our product roadmap is on par with what YOU all need from us as you perform digital forensics in your daily lives.  We even added two new US-based client advisory boards, so ‘you better watch out’ for more news on dates and locations for 2020. 

Want to become a CAB member?  Click here:  Contact Us

On the twelfth day of 2019, AccessData gave to me…

Community Volunteering

We’ve had a lot of fun with the first 11 Days of AccessData, but the true spirit of the Holiday Season is all about giving back.  Giving back gives us all the feels.

We started “AccessData Gives Back” in 2016, and have been volunteering in our communities every year since! We’d love to hear how you gave back this year, either personally, professionally, or both!