They help us to grow and develop. The decisions we make are a reflection of our values and beliefs, and they are directed towards a specific purpose
Walking a Straight Line
At DFIRLABS we believe in doing the right thing, no matter what. To this end, we always adhere to the law and any legal precepts and regulations. The rules are important to us. But beyond simply following the rules and the law, we believe in doing good. For us our word is our bond, and we will always act with honour and integrity, not only in the light of dark, but in the dark of night where these is no-one to see what we are doing. We accept the responsibility that with what we do we impact on the lives of others, and as such we have a duty of care towards them. We accept that our actions can changes lives, for both good and bad, and as such ensure that we do so with dignity and integrity. We do the right things because they are the right things to do.
Powered by Scientific Excellence
We are scientists first and foremost. As scientists, we have a natural desire to uncover the facts, figuring out how things work. We are rational, logical, objective, and apply the scientific method to ensure that the findings we reach are accurate, and can be objectively proven as such. We believe that the application of science is the core of what we do in finding the truth and seeking justice. As scientists, we also embrace lifelong learning and are constantly learning and improving our own knowledge. We also have a responsibility to not only be consumers of scientific knowledge but to develop and contribute to it for the development of our discipline. To this end we embrace a scientific research culture within DFIRLABS where we engage in constant research in the digital forensics, incident response and cybersecurity fields, and share this with the broader digital forensics and incident response community worldwide.
Embrace your Technolust
We are passionate about technology. Our love for technology drives a desire to learn how various technologies work, pulling them apart and understanding them at a fundamental level. By knowing exactly how various technologies function, we know how to extract the most value from them in terms of evidence in support of our search for answers. At DFIRLABS we encourage tinkering, invention, engineering and the ethical hacker mind-set. We value innovation in technology and actively explore and discover technologies that that are still in development and on the horizon, so that we understand them before they become commonplace. This ensures that we remain on the cutting edge. Technology is both our witness and our victim, and we understand its language to find answers.
Follow the White Rabbit
We are naturally curious and strive to solve mysteries and find answers. Like Alice following the White Rabbit down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, we remain constantly curious about the world around us, and the various mysteries that exist in the world. At DFIRLABS we value this curiously about the world and encourage developing both a deep and wide knowledge of the world. As such, we value polymaths and encourage curiosity and knowledge development not only in the sciences but in the law, humanities and arts. This curiosity to learn gives us a more holistic view of the world and adds value to the cases that we work on. Each case is a mystery and being curious allows us to find all the pieces of the puzzle, no matter what they are, and put them together.
A Thin Blue Line
We honour our origins in law enforcement and acknowledge that our blood runs blue. DFIRLABS will always be part of the thin blue line standing between the forces of evil and chaos, and protecting others from that. We take our role as protectors and guardians seriously and as such we value justice - and the entire justice process - and will always strive to keep it pure and honourable. We will always be there for our brothers and sisters in blue, and give back to them when we can, but that does not mean that we will ignore their shortcomings or any abuses, as we strive to hold them to the same standards that we hold ourselves to in serving justice.