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Why do this?

Discussion of computer forensics employment and career issues.
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uk_chas
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Why do this?

Post Posted: Feb 05, 07 21:45

I would like to know peoples motivation and reasons why the study and practice computer forensics. Is it money? Job satisfaction? Something to do at the weekend? Anything at all!

Also I am going to start a degree course in CF and would like to know what sort of things to come across throughout the degree.


Charlie  
 
  

ewiget41056
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Re: Why do this?

Post Posted: Feb 06, 07 00:16

- uk_chas
I would like to know peoples motivation and reasons why the study and practice computer forensics. Is it money? Job satisfaction? Something to do at the weekend? Anything at all!

Also I am going to start a degree course in CF and would like to know what sort of things to come across throughout the degree.


Charlie


For me, coming from programming and administration background, security and forensics was the next evolution in my knowledge of how things work.

What you can expect is a life of learning. Technology is an ever changing field, so there is always something new to learn, new challenges you will have to face, and this makes this field very exciting.  
 
  

az_gcfa
Senior Member
 

Re: Why do this?

Post Posted: Feb 06, 07 02:32

Well a lot of it depends upon your own desires. I know some folks that fell they are contributing to the good of society, others because of their own personal convictions. I do it because I like the challenge and I get to learn something new every day! Also, I feel like I am contributing to the greater good in my own small way! Oh! We all have our own burden to bare [things we each do not like]!

Personally, I think CF is just like any other career field. You will have things that are exciting and challenging, while other things are as boring as watching moss grow on a stone. You must find your own motivation and satisfaction.

I really think you would be better off asking people to describe the activities they like and dislike.

I dislike meeting, traveling and situations where I must listen to overly qualified experts explain to me how what happened did not really happen. Oh! crappy customer coffee is at the top of the list too.

I love the technical challenges, research, analysis and the application of investigative technique's to solve the mystery.
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Give a man a fish and he can eat today. Teach the man how to fish and he will be able to eat his whole life. 
 
  

uk_chas
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Re: Why do this?

Post Posted: Feb 06, 07 15:06

- az_gcfa


I really think you would be better off asking people to describe the activities they like and dislike.



So from this... what activities do people like when practicing CF?  
 
  

elmurado
Member
 

Re: Why do this?

Post Posted: Feb 15, 07 07:29

I love working out problems.
I also enjoy playing and learning new tools or struggling with a complex issue then having that moment of epiphany. BING!
I also enjoy sifting through stuff and trying to reconstruct what happened. When I first had to do this at work with respect to someone being accused of tampering with someone else's work, it was the 'mystery' that drew me in. However, I also enjoyed the pedantic documentation of the problems and the procedure.(Yes, you can think what you like Smile to think I make fun of my wife for putting socks together in pairs on the washing line.)
I love taking things apart. When I first took a hard drive apart I felt like Leonardo when he used to dissect bodies.(Without the smell, obviously)
I like it when someone tells me something that makes me say 'I didn't know that,' or vice versa. Each one, teach one.
Dislike?
Meetings in which people cannot be themselves or speak their minds.  
 

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