Computer Forensics?

@killer04 (283)
Australia
September 1, 2009 9:17pm CST
Did anyone hear about Computer Forensics before? I am currently doing a course in Computer Forensics and I think that it is a very interesting subject. It is a subgroup of Forensics where evidence is retrieved from digital appliances such as Computer, Cellphones, PDA's and even from Ipod's. I think that is an important field as nowadays more and more crime is committed using digital devices. What do you guys think? Is anyone working in this field? If so how is it?
2 responses
@Fracker (177)
• Pakistan
2 Sep 09
I am work on Information Security, and computer Forensics is the sub field of my field. Where we need to collect evidences of the crime. Which include data retrieval techniques, saving logs, etc Since I work as whole so, we also collect data related to CCTV footage, encryption breaking and many other stuff. Yes it is very interesting field if you are working as consultant. But for us it is quite boring, since most of the times we are dealing with same stuff again and again.. Also, most of the times it is already know who is the culprit. We just need some evidences against him, to prove him guilty.. Any how best of luck, with your computer course.
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@killer04 (283)
• Australia
2 Sep 09
Thanks for your response. Yes you are right, just collecting information would be repetitive. I would like to work with both collecting and analyzing information. I guess for this, you will need to start your own firm. That would be quite hard as you will need to save up a bit and earn a reputation for yourself.
• Philippines
4 Sep 09
Wow, I envy you killer04! I was quite interested with this field way back when I was in college but I didn't pursue it for so many reasons. It may never be too late though, because as you've pointed out, the use of digital devices have gone mainstream, enough to create a demand for such experts. I was just wondering, do you know what the requirements are for a computer forensics investigator?
@killer04 (283)
• Australia
5 Sep 09
Hi, you are right it is not too late to pursue your interest in this field. I am sorry I am not too sure about the requirements. I assume if you complete some Cyber Forensic certification like CHFI or CCE, that will help greatly.