Computer Forensics Experts: A Day in the Life

What is the best way to learn what it is truly like in the field of computer forensics? How will you know if you have what it takes to succeed in this field? What do individuals who practice computer forensics wish they had known before entering the field?

This question and answer session with computer forensic experts will answer these questions and more. The professionals who were interviewed differ in the type of forensic work they practice from the law enforcement side to the private sector. They also have an array of educational backgrounds and are diverse in their geographic locations. Learn from these individuals to determine if computer forensics may be the field for you and if so, what type of computer forensics career you should pursue.

Bill, Computer Forensics Detective

Bill has two years of experience as a computer forensics detective and over 17 years of experience in law enforcement. He also earned an associates degree in criminal justice.

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Chris, Cybercrime Prosecutor

In addition to being a cybercrime prosecutor, Chris is also a computer forensics professor at a local community college. His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Political Science, along with a Juris Doctor (J.D.).

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Doug, Senior Forensic Examiner

While working as a senior forensic examiner for the past three years, Doug continues to earn credits toward a master’s in PC Technology, Design and Security. In addition he holds a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice.

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Jason, Sales Manager

Jason has 10 years in IT and two years in computer forensic software sales. He earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

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Joey, Computer Forensics Manager

Joey has five years of experience in the I.T. field and almost four years of experience in computer forensics. He holds a bachelor of science degree in industrial technology.

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