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Signed into Law: No PI License Required in N.C. for Digital Forensic Services

Signed by the governor on 0 7/24/2009, in pertinent part:

SECTION 1. G.S. 74C-3(b) is amended by adding a new subdivision to read:

(b) "Private protective services" shall not include any of the following:

17) A person engaged in (i) computer or digital forensic services or in the acquisition, review, or analysis of digital or computer-based information, whether for the purposes of obtaining or furnishing information for evidentiary or other purposes, or for providing expert testimony before a court; or (ii) network or system vulnerability testing, including network scans and risk assessment and analysis of computers connected to a network.

Thanks to all who tirelessly worked on behalf of digital forensic specialists. Special thanks to Ryan Johnson and Jody Westby.

See the NC Senate Bill 584 http://www.ncleg.net/sessions/2009/bills/senate/pdf/s584v2.pdf effective October 1, 2009.

Rob Lee is a Director for MANDIANT, a leading provider of information security consulting services and software to Fortune 500 organizations and the U.S. Government. Rob has over 13 years experience in computer forensics, vulnerability discovery, intrusion detection and incident response. Rob is the lead course author and faculty fellow for the computer forensic courses at the SANS Institute.