So You Want To Start A Digital Forensic Business

by Patrick Siewert Pro Digital Forensic Consulting is about to embark on its seventh year in full-time operation. It’s hard to believe that when I made the decision to transition from law enforcement to the private sector, my little company… Read more

My Digital Forensics Career Pathway

by Patrick Doody Let me start by introducing myself. I’m Patrick, 39 years of age and from a working-class background. I’ve lived in London all my life, my parents moved to the UK from Southern Ireland when they were young… Read more

Digital Forensics Jobs And Career Paths

Digital forensics jobs and career paths
Digital forensics jobs and career path options have grown significantly over the past few decades. In fact, the profession has matured to the extent of making multiple career paths possible. Now, professionals who are interested in finding a job in… Read more

Burnout in DFIR (And Beyond)

by Christa Miller, Forensic Focus Quite a lot has been written over recent weeks about burnout. Not only DFIR-specific posts, first from Richard Bejtlich and then, in follow-up from Eric Huber and Brett Shavers; but also news articles including: Why… Read more

Reducing The Mental Stress Of Investigators

by Eric Oldenburg, Griffeye  We recently met up with Eric Oldenburg, Griffeye’s new Law Enforcement Liasion in North America, and heard about his new role. Here, he explains how reducing mental stress for investigators is a driving force for him,… Read more

Giving Back In DFIR

by Jessica Hyde, Magnet Forensics A few months back I was on my way to BSides NoVa, having a conversation with someone competing in the CTF about where his team would donate the prize money to if they won. I… Read more

Job Hunting In The DFIR Field

by Jessica Hyde, Magnet Forensics For those who don’t know, in addition to my work at Magnet Forensics, I teach Mobile Device Forensics at George Mason University. In addition to teaching the skills necessary to acquire and parse data from… Read more

Advice for Digital Forensics Job Seekers

by Joe Alonzo joe.alonzo@glenmontgroup.com You see the job advertisements posted on the web everyday, Digital Forensics Analyst, Internet Investigator, Computer Forensic Associate.  You hit the Apply Now button, often never hearing back from said company. Your background may consist of… Read more

Personal Branding for Digital Forensics Jobseekers

by David Sullivan Looking at the job adverts here on Forensic Focus shows that after a really sluggish period the number of vacancies available in computer forensics and electronic disclosure is increasing. Many forensics professionals who would normally have changed… Read more

How to seduce your (potential) computer forensics employer

by David Sullivan We all over-complicate things and this is certainly true when seeking a new job. Essentially, to be successful at a Computer Forensics interview you just need to demonstrate two things:1. You have the technical skills needed to… Read more

Experiences as a recent graduate

First published September 2009 Name withheld After graduating in the Summer of 2009, I knew that it would not be easy to find employment in a Computer Forensic related role. More specifically, I knew that the state of the UK’s… Read more

Graduates: produce an excellent CV

First published July 2009 In this short article, David Sullivan of www.appointments-uk.co.uk, a specialist computer forensics recruiter, looks at how graduates can increase your chances of being selected for interview by improving your CV. David can be contacted at: David@appointments-uk.co.uk… Read more