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Day-to-day work?

Discussion of computer forensics employment and career issues.
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Day-to-day work?

Post Posted: Apr 21, 05 02:38

Hello, I'm considering going into the computer forensics field. I was wondering what all of you do on a day to day basis that are employed in this field. The drudgery, the paperwork, etc. EVERYTHING you can tell me would be awesome, I want to make sure I'm making the right career decision. Thank you!  


Re: Day-to-day work?

Post Posted: Apr 21, 05 19:06

  • Clean hard drives
  • Watch hard drive status bars
  • Spend a lot of time in dust suits
  • Look a lots of Hex
  • Understand lots of Hex
  • Loose muscle tone in the midsection from sitting too much

Seriously though:

I run my own business, so I can cut corners that I wouldn't like an employee to cut. However I document every communication with client/customer. I also log hours that a drive has been on a recovery/forensics machine. How long the average time that it spends on a machine and what processes have been run on each one. I have pretty comprehensive forms that I print out for each drive and having upwards of several hundred drives in rotation at any time in my office it is a lot of paperwork that I have to complete. All my choice and all essential.

Just remember that we need one of the new coversheets on the TPS reports, there was a memo, did you get it? Mmmkay?  

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