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New Academic Initiative Preps Tomorrow's Digital Forensic Investigators

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>Guidance Software Provides Universities with Tools to Deliver Hands-on Computer Forensic Training</i> </p>

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New Academic Initiative Preps Tomorrow's Digital Forensic Investigators08:00 EST Tuesday, January 25, 2011 PASADENA, Calif. (Business Wire) -- Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID) today announced the new EnCase® Academic Program designed to provide institutions of higher education and professors with the essential tools to train students on computer forensics using the market-leading EnCase Forensic software. “The need for digital forensic investigations is on the rise," said Andrew Hay, senior security analyst at The 451 Group. “As more and more public and private organizations, including law enforcement and corporate organizations, incorporate digital forensic tools into their internal and external investigation process, the need for trained professionals who understand the theory and practice of computer investigations is increasing.” To help academia handle the increased demand for new training and courses, Guidance Software's EnCase Academic Program includes everything an educational institution needs to incorporate EnCase effectively into their curriculum. In addition to classroom software, participants in the program can add a license of EnCase Forensic software and self-paced Internet-based on-demand training. This training mirrors the in-class instruction taken by more than 5,000 professionals annually at Guidance Software training facilities. Upon completion of their school's forensic program, students can opt to become an EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE®), giving them a competitive advantage as they enter the workforce. “Guidance Software has a reputation for training in a range of computer forensic investigations and of course, for EnCase Forensic, their market-leading software for digital investigations,” said Philip Anderson, senior lecturer and Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics degree at Northumbria University, located in Newcastle, United Kingdom. “Guidance Software successfully delivers training programs to thousands of industry professionals on a yearly basis and embedding this same professional training into our undergraduate degree ensures that our students are well prepared to enter the workforce upon completion of their studies.” “We've designed the new EnCase Academic Program with the students in mind,” said Steve Salinas, product marketing manager, Guidance Software. “We've created a dynamic program that allows for flexible learning inside and outside of the classroom. It enables professors to provide their students with real-world simulated forensic investigations, using EnCase software, to give them the skills and hands-on experience they need to secure a job in the field computer investigations in both public and private organizations.” EnCase Forensic is the premiere computer forensic software solution used by examiners and investigators conducting efficient, forensically sound, defensible, and repeatable data collection and investigations. The proven and trusted EnCase Forensic solution enables investigators to acquire data from a wide variety of devices, uncover potential evidence with disk level forensic analysis and craft comprehensive reports on their findings, all while maintaining the integrity of their evidence. “As a student, one of my main concerns is finding a job after graduation,” said David Caldwell, a student at Northumbria University. “EnCase Forensic is the tool of choice for many organizations, so having hands-on experience during our studies will help give us a competitive advantage over others in the market seeking employment in computer forensics.” The EnCase Academic Program is available today. Guidance Software offers flexible licensing options to meet the diverse needs of educational institutions worldwide. For more information about the EnCase Academic Program: www.guidancesoftware.com/encaseacademicprogram.htm or call (866) 973-6577. Guidance Software offers EnCase and Tableau forensic products along with training to help digital investigators perform effective triage, collection, analysis, and archiving of electronic data. About Guidance Software, Inc. 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. For more information about Guidance Software, visit http://www.guidancesoftware.com. Follow Guidance Software on Twitter at http://twitter.com/encase and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/guidancesoftware. EnCase® EnScript®, FastBloc®, Guidance Software® and EnCE® are registered trademarks or trademarks owned by Guidance Software in the United States and other jurisdictions and may not be used without prior written permission. All other marks and brands may be claimed as the property of their respective owners. Forward Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. There can be no assurance that demand for the Guidance Software's products will continue at current or greater levels, or that the Company will continue to grow revenues, or be profitable. There are also risks that the Guidance Software's pursuit of providing network security and eDiscovery technology might not be successful, or that if successful, it will not materially enhance the Guidance Software's financial performance; that the Company could fail to retain key employees; that changes in customer requirements and other general economic and political uncertainties could impact the Guidance Software's relationship with its customers; and that delays in product development, competitive pressures or technical difficulties could impact timely delivery of next-generation products; and other risks and uncertainties that are described from time to time in Guidance Software's periodic reports and registration statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company specifically disclaims any responsibility for updating these forward-looking statements. GUID-F Guidance SoftwareCas Purdy626-768-4666cas.purdy@guidancesoftware.com