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Where and How? Forensic Skills Refresh and Job Experience  

globalhandshake
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I graduated in 2010, with honours from staffordshire uni with a joint degree in forensic computing and network engineering. 

At the time it was extremely hard and horrifying experience to get employment and i eventually gave up as I had a new born baby to provide for and i could not afford to work for free.  At this point fell out of love with a industry that i felt couldn't/wouldn't help me raise my family.  I started my own business totally dissociated to the IT sector and made it work for me and my young family.  

Fast forwards to today and I would like to re-enter the forensic sector. Does anybody have any advice or can anyone point me in the direction where i can refresh my skills and bring myself up to speed with today's sector advances. 

Also I would not mind finding a job where i can gain experience - fortunately i now do not need a wage from any company, i would work for travel expenses only and would be able to volunteer time to gain the experience i need. Is there any IT agencies that supply any work along these lines.

I won't pretend I am really rusty in the sector and need to get back in the ring as a boxer would say 😇 

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Topic starter Posted : 17/12/2020 6:42 pm
trewmte
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Posted by: @globalhandshake

a joint degree in forensic computing and network engineering. 

Do you intend to pursue Digital Forensics? There are a large number of firms here at FF. Maybe visit their websites for vacancies for 2021. Also, see what is happening in law enforcement and vacancies.

Registering with job agencies could be useful as their maybe a starter post somewhere they know about and they might be able to match your skills with job description. Review the job market websites e.g. Indeed; red snapper; etc 

Your degree might be useful for DFIR (Digital Forensic Incident Response). Check out SANS website DFIR posters https://www.sans.org/security-resources/posters/dfir. See if that interests you at first instance.

Alternatively, cyber-security maybe a better place to look.

You mentioned being rusty due to the passage of time. It happens, it's life. But that doesn't disbar you from returning to forensics or other related areas. To brush up on what is happening there is a huge range of videos to watch on Youtube. Moreover, FF run webinars and podcasts, in addition to educational training articles.

Good luck!

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Posted : 19/12/2020 7:55 am
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