Interview With Thomas Barton, Research Associate, Canterbury Christ Church

Thomas, tell us a bit about yourself – what's your background, what are you studying at the moment, and how did you become interested in digital forensics?

I have always been interested in engineering, electronics, and computing from a young age. By the time I reached sixth form I knew I wanted to go into computing, but still had no direction. I saw a lot of people interested in gaming, coding and networking, but none of it really appealed to me. It was at a careers fair, I heard the words “digital forensics”, which caught my attention, and for a project I did an investigation into the extraction of data from used electronics.

That was 4 years ago now, and I recently completed my undergrad BSc Forensic Computing at CCCU with a few publications on top while at university, and have not looked back.

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