Interview with Dr Kamil Reddy, Independent Consultant, South Africa

Kamil, you’re currently an independent consultant in digital forensics – can you tell us more about your work and how you first became interested in the field?

My independent consulting has, to date, been predominantly in the fields of information security and privacy. I haven’t had an opportunity yet to work directly in digital forensics as an independent consultant. Mostly my work in information privacy revolves around ensuring compliance with impending information privacy legislation in South Africa. This legislation is modelled around European Union information privacy law and mandates the use of generally accepted information security standards, such as ISO 27001/2. Thus, much of my work also involves providing consulting advice on the necessary information security controls.

I first became interested in digital forensics when I began my doctoral studies at the Information and Computer Security Architectures (ICSA) Research Group at the University of Pretoria. ICSA was (and still is) heavily involved in digital forensics research. Participating in weekly research group meetings where this research was discussed helped pique my interest in the subject – to the extent that I decided to pursue doctoral studies in the field of digital forensic readiness…

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