canadian forensic training?
can anyone recommend a firm in canada who does training inhouse for encase and/or forensic techniques? if not, what about the US? anyone have any recommendations?
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Now then, what about those recommendations? Can anyone help?
thanks 🙂 i must say this is a pretty cool site! i myself am just entering the forensic field on a professional level, so i plan on being a regular here in the community!
Thanks for that post, Matrix, and welcome to Forensic Focus.
I am posting this here because I too reside in Canada.
My name is Michael and I am currently finishing year 2 of the Computer Security and Investigations program at my college. In my 3rd year I'll be searching for a 3-4 month placement. Are there any suggestions out there as to where I might find a fitting placement for my skills and development?
Rather than list my knowledge base I've posted a link to the program outline below.
To date I have been awarded two letters of Academic Achievement from the college for my efforts.
Any help would be appreciated, thank-you.
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Have you considered approaching your local law enforcement group, or does that not appeal (it's not everybody's cup of tea)? I have the impression that short term ad-hoc placements are feasible in some areas.
Thanks for the warm welcome.
Yes I have considered a law enforcement placement option. I am still hoping to find something in the private sector. The problem is that there doesn't appear to be many Canadian organizations that offer that type of employment.
I am aware that forensics and computer security in general is an under serviced profession, but recent searches of popular job postings revealed only 2-3 related opportunities. Perhaps a different approach is in order. Should I be looking towards a larger global enterprise, or a smaller consulting shop for the best gains (knowledge/experience)?
Should I be looking towards a larger global enterprise, or a smaller consulting shop for the best gains (knowledge/experience)?
I think that's one of those questions which doesn't have an easy answer, both environments have pros and cons. Larger enterprises are likely to be involved in bigger, more "important" cases yet as a starter you're likely to be a small cog in a large machine. Smaller shops will probably deal with smaller cases yet you're likely to be given more responsibility.
Perhaps at the end of the day it comes down to personal preference. As far as career progression is concerned I think it's probanly fair to say that a large firm does look good on a CV, whether or not that *should* be the case is a different matter!
Thank you again for your input Jamie.
I have been leaning towards a larger shop for the very reasons that you have mentioned. You have given me the push I think I needed. I'll keep you posted to let you know how I've made out.
Please do. Good luck!