There are a lot of new sources of knowledge for digital forensics, they can be formal like professional organizations and academic institutions and informal ones like internal knowledge of one's own company, resources available on Internet, professional ties and contacts.

It is important to receive relevant knowledge from those sources. Academic institutions in general give long-term education based on educational programs of recognized forensic curricula, also seminars, technologies, research, ''think-tank'' approach and long-term projects and research that can't be undertaken anywhere else. Commercial companies give targeted education and professional training. Manufacturers of HW and SW also give their specialized training as a foundation. There is also basic training and education based on certified training programs