Guidance Software, makers of EnCase®, the gold standard for digital investigations and endpoint data security, announced today that, for the seventh consecutive year, SC Magazine included Guidance forensic investigations solutions EnCase Endpoint Investigator and EnCase Forensic as finalists for their Best Computer Forensic Solution Award. Finalists are recognized for outstanding leadership and for providing superior security products to the information security industry. Winners will be announced at the SC Awards 2017 ceremony to be held February 14, 2017 in San Francisco. "As market pioneers, Guidance has a unique understanding of the complexities of criminal and corporate investigations," said Michael Harris, chief marketing officer at Guidance. "From traditional criminal investigations using EnCase Forensic, to corporate investigations of HR issues, compliance violations, regulatory inquires, IP theft, and more with EnCase Endpoint Investigator, Guidance solutions continue to deliver outstanding value to our customers. We once again thank SC Media for recognizing Guidance and our products." "Ransomware, nation-state cyber attacks, IoT vulnerabilities, data privacy issues and more are dominating the headlines right now and it's critical that we amplify the importance of these problems and highlight the actions organizations can take to safeguard their organizations and their critical data assets," said Illena Armstrong, VP, editorial, SC Media. "As bad actors are constantly changing strategy, so too are the men, women and companies endeavoring to stop them in their tracks. These finalists have shown that they are the best at what they do." The SC Awards, now in their 20 th year, are recognized throughout the security industry as the gold standard of excellence in cybersecurity. Winners in the Excellence category are determined by an expert panel of judges, handpicked by SC Magazine's editorial team, for their breadth of knowledge and experience in the information security industry. The Excellence Awards honor the professionals, products and services that have proven to be the best in the industry for protecting today's corporate world from cybercrime. About SC MediaSC Media is cybersecurity. We've lived it for more than 25 years, sharing industry expert guidance and insight, in-depth features and timely news, and independent product reviews in various content forms in partnership with and for top-level information security executives and their technical teams. SC Media arms information security professionals with the in-depth, unbiased business and technical information they need to tackle the countless security challenges they face and establish risk management and compliance postures that underpin overall business strategies. We deliver breaking news, comprehensive analysis, cutting-edge features, contributions from thought leaders, and the best, most extensive collection of product reviews in the business.