Career Paths In Digital Forensics: Practical Applications

by Christa Miller, Forensic Focus

Whether you’re a college or university student trying to plot out your career, an experienced worker figuring out next steps, or a mentor seeking to help either one of them, you may be seeking to answer the question: what can I do in digital forensics?

The digital forensics profession has grown by leaps and bounds over the past three decades, and cybercrime’s proliferation means there’s no shortage of work. In the last ten years alone, mobile devices and the cloud both became evidence storage sources rivaling hard drives. The Internet of Things and artificial intelligence went from obscurity to widely deployed reality.

Looking back at our recap of the Techno Security and Digital Investigations Conference, we can see the number of options reflected in the presentations — and then some. As Doug Brush and Nathan Mousselli pointed out in their panel discussion on certifications at Techno Security, career paths are opening up today that didn’t even exist five or ten years ago.

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