Interview with Nina van der Knaap, PhD Student (eLaw), Leiden University

Nina, you’re currently doing a PhD in eLaw and teaching at the Cyber Security Academy (Cyber Forensics & Cybercrime and Law Enforcement). Could you tell us how you became interested in this area?

I am a forensic criminologist and I noticed that digital forensics (the topic of my PhD) is not a subject at the moment in the Masters I was following. I’ve always had an interest in computers so I contacted a company (Fox-IT) in Holland that handles digital forensic investigations and asked if they would be willing to let me have an internship to learn more about the field. They said I could and I worked there one day every week for 8 months next to my other fulltime internship and learned a lot…

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