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What's your day-to-day like?

Computer forensics discussion. Please ensure that your post is not better suited to one of the forums below (if it is, please post it there instead!)
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Describe your day-to-day life in the realm of forensics:

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Total Votes: 16

  

jpickens
Senior Member
 

What's your day-to-day like?

Post Posted: Aug 02, 17 00:09

Curious to see how people here use forensic tools and methods on a daily basis and what their typical day looks like.  
 
  

passcodeunlock
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Re: What's your day-to-day like?

Post Posted: Aug 02, 17 01:19

I won't tell you Smile
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JaredDM
Senior Member
 

Re: What's your day-to-day like?

Post Posted: Aug 02, 17 01:28

I picked "Enterprise forensics with much hands-on hardware" because it's the closest thing to what I do. But, realistically, my job isn't exactly forensics at all. My day to day is really more like:

8AM: Work on website, SEO, link building, social media outreach, advertising, etc.
9AM: Diagnose a couple broken hard drives
10AM: Provide quotes for a few data recovery cases
10:30AM-noon: Fix a couple broken hard drives
1PM-3PM: Babysit drives while extracting data as well as some additional web/advertising work
4PM: Bill a few customers out
5PM: Fix another hard drive or two maybe quote another case or two.

And the next day it repeats. With the occasional RAID case to really break things up.
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RolfGutmann
Senior Member
 

Re: What's your day-to-day like?

Post Posted: Aug 02, 17 13:53

Not your task. Silent.  
 
  

keydet89
Senior Member
 

Re: What's your day-to-day like?

Post Posted: Aug 02, 17 19:04

- jpickens
Curious to see how people here use forensic tools and methods on a daily basis and what their typical day looks like.


I'm not sure you're going to get that from a survey.

In my case, it's "enterprise threat hunting", which is used to identify systems that need closer examination. In some few cases, F-Response may be used, but more often, we get images for analysis.

For DF analysis, I find the classic "forensic tools" to be cumbersome for most analysts; I've been able to extract data and develop answers from two system images in under 4 hrs, whereas some tools take 19 or more hours to run across a single image. If a focused approach is used in analysis...ie, Sniper Forensics...there's a significant cost savings.  
 

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