Interview With Jessica Hyde, Director Of Forensics, Magnet

Jessica, can you introduce yourself and tell us a little about what you do?

Sure. My name is Jessica Hyde. I’m the Director of Forensics at Magnet Forensics, USA. I also am an adjunct professor at George Mason University, where I teach mobile device forensics in the Computer Forensics program.

My background is I started off in the Marine Corps, and I served six years there, discovered that I really liked engineering, went after an engineering degree, and then when I went into the workforce I actually started doing work in a reverse engineering lab, which led to doing mobile forensics, which led to me deciding to study computer forensics and get a Master’s in computer forensics. While I was working in mobile forensics, I was specializing in devices that were damaged, so I was doing chip off and JTAG on almost everything I saw every day. So I really got to do a lot of low-level forensics – parsing, raw hex, and proprietary file systems in the beginning.

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