Digital Forensics

Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science that focuses on identifying, acquiring, processing, analyzing, and reporting on data stored electronically. Electronic evidence is a component of almost all criminal activities and digital forensics support is crucial for law enforcement investigations. This role may unofficially or alternatively be called a Computer Forensic Analyst.

The job description of a Digital Forensics can include the following:


  • Conduct analysis of log files, evidence, and other information to determine the best methods for identifying the perpetrator(s) of a network intrusion.
  • Confirm what is known about an intrusion and discover new information, if possible, after identifying intrusion via dynamic analysis.
  • Provide a technical summary of findings in accordance with established reporting procedures.
  • Examine recovered data for information of relevance to the issue at hand.
  • Perform file signature analysis.
  • Perform file system forensic analysis.
  • Collect and analyze intrusion artifacts (e.g., source code, malware, and system configuration) and use discovered data to enable mitigation of potential cyber defense incidents within the enterprise.

Selection Criteria:</span

  • Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Cyber Security, or a related field.
  • Advanced knowledge of digital storage methods, operating systems, programming, hacking techniques, and malware.
  • Practical experience using computer operating systems such as MS Windows, UNIX/Linux.
  • An analytical mind with the ability to make sense of many different data inputs.
  • Organized, efficient and able to work unsupervised under your own initiative.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

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