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Industry's Premier Digital Investigations Conference Kicks off Tenth Year with Record Attendance

<p class=' bwtextaligncenter'> <i><b>Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference features hundreds of educational and training opportunities; keynote from cyber security veteran from two White House administrations</b></i> </p>

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Industry's Premier Digital Investigations Conference Kicks off Tenth Year with Record Attendance04:05 EDT Tuesday, May 25, 2010 SUMMERLIN, Nev. (Business Wire) -- The 2010 Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference (CEIC), the premiere digital forensics, eDiscovery and computer security conference, kicks off today drawing about 1,300 attendees to four days of networking, training, best practice exchanges and previews from the latest technology and services vendors. White House security expert Melissa Hathaway will give her keynote speech this morning to the record number of attendees and sponsors at the industry event. Hathaway, who is president of Hathaway Global Strategies, LLC and a senior advisor at Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center, will discuss trends and advances in cyber security. She has served in two presidential administrations and brings a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional perspective to strategic security consulting and strategy formulation for public and private sector clients. “There is no other conference in the industry that brings together the number of professionals, industry vendors and world-leading experts sharing the information and best practices to ensure we are staying ahead of technology changes,” said Leo Cole, vice president of marketing at Guidance Software, the company that organizes the industry's leading event. “This year's record attendance, sponsorship and the quality of our keynote address is a testament to the industry's community commitment, growth in our space and our willingness to come together to solve business, legal, law enforcement and other problems that require our working together.” The agenda for the show includes presenters from leading digital investigation companies on the latest topics and tools in eDiscovery, computer forensics, policy compliance, internal investigations and computer incident response. New to this year's show are a series of presentations on cyber security that gives digital investigators the tools and best practices for protecting data. The show also features learning session panels where experts from corporations, law firms, law enforcement and government agencies discuss pertinent trends, industry best practices and industry-leading technology solutions. The conference also offers educational and continuing professional development opportunities for digital investigations practitioners, including CPE, CLE and EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE). The event also features courses for new professionals in the basics of conducting investigations using the EnCase family of products. To learn more about the event, visit On Twitter, follow @CEIC_Conf. Use the Twitter hash tags #CEIC2010, #forensics, #eDiscovery and #cybersecurity to take place in the conversation either at the show or offsite. About Guidance Software (NASDAQ: GUID) Guidance Software is recognized worldwide as the industry leader in digital investigative solutions. Its EnCase® platform provides the foundation for government, corporate and law enforcement organizations to conduct thorough, network-enabled, and court-validated computer investigations of any kind, such as responding to eDiscovery requests, conducting internal investigations, responding to regulatory inquiries or performing data and compliance auditing - all while maintaining the integrity of the data. There are more than 30,000 licensed users of the EnCase technology worldwide, the EnCase® Enterprise platform is used by over half of the Fortune 100, and thousands attend Guidance Software's renowned training programs annually. Validated by numerous courts, corporate legal departments, government agencies and law enforcement organizations worldwide, EnCase has been honored with industry awards and recognition from Law Technology News, SC Magazine, Government Security News, Law Enforcement Technology, and KMWorld, For more information about Guidance Software, visit GUID-F