The book I’m gradually (veeeery gradually) writing about starting out in digital forensics will eventually have several interviews in it, to help people see what it’s really like to work in the industry. If you’re interested in being one of the interviewees, drop me a line.
In the meantime, here are a couple of interviews I did on Forensic Focus recently.
Brian Hill, Director of Training at Oxygen Forensics, shared his thoughts on common misconceptions students have when they start out in the field, and talked about how he builds his courses. When I asked him what single piece of advice he’d give to someone new to DFIR, he said:
Get all the training you can, when you can, and keep that training updated. This field is constantly changing, and there’s always something more you can learn.
Sergey Thomas, Mobile Programming Lead at Paraben, talked about the most challenging aspects of mobile forensic investigations today (“We are always fighting with Apple”) and recommended some resources for people who want to learn more about the mobile side of DFIR. When I asked him what the next big thing is in mobile forensics, he replied:
I think it’s collaboration. Nowadays there is a LOT of data produced every single minute. We need to think how investigators can handle this big data to find that needle in the haystack.